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Nikola Pekovic gets double-double, Timberwolves blow out 76ers

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Nikola Pekovic put up 16 points and added 14 rebounds, his 18th double-double of the season, to lead the Minnesota Timberwolves to a blowout victory over the Philadelphia 76ers, 126-95. The Timberwolves had no trouble knocking down shots, finishing 46-100 (46.0%) from the field, including 16-26 (61.5%) from beyond the arc. Minnesota (17-17) gets one in the win column after losing to Oklahoma City on Saturday.

Pekovic went 7-15 from the field. Kevin Love also chipped in for Minnesota, finishing with 26 points and 7 rebounds. Despite the loss, Thaddeus Young scored 20 points for Philadelphia on 9-16 shooting, including 2-4 from behind the arc. Michael Carter-Williams added 13 points and 7 assists.

This defeat means an end to a four-game winning streak for Philadelphia, pushing their record to 12-22 for the year.

Coming up next, the Timberwolves play the Phoenix Suns, who are 20-12 on the year. The 76ers meet the Cleveland Cavaliers, currently 11-23 this season. The 76ers have a 1-1 record against Cleveland this season.


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