Timberwolves Vs. Kings: Minnesota Pulls Away To Beat Sacramento 99-86

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Timberwolves Vs. Kings Final Score: Minnesota Beats Sacramento 99-63

In a refreshing set of circumstances, the Minnesota Timberwolves (5-8) pulled away in the fourth quarter to beat the Sacramento Kings (4-10) 99-86 at Target Center in Minneapolis on Monday night.

A back-and-forth game throughout the first three quarters, the Timberwolves blew the game open in the fourth, outscoring the Kings 32-24 behind 11 fourth-quarter points by Kevin Love. The star power forward finished the game with 33 points and 11 rebounds in 41 minutes. Luke Ridnour also had a fantastic game for Minnesota, scoring 25 points on 10-14 shooting along with 9 assists and just 1 turnover.

The win comes one game after the Timberwolves led by 18 late in the third quarter before falling 93-91 on the road to the Atlanta Hawks.

The Timberwolves stay at home to host the floundering Detroit Pistons (3-10) in a game scheduled to start at 8:00 p.m. eastern time on Wednesday, before hitting the road for a pair of games out west against the Los Angeles Clippers (7-3) and Utah Jazz (8-4).

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Timberwolves Vs. Kings Score Update: Minnesota Leads 67-62 After Three Quarters

The Minnesota Timberwolves find themselves in another tight game, leading the Sacramento Kings 67-62 after three quarters of play at the Target Center in Minneapolis on Tuesday night.

Luke Ridnour has sparkled at point guard, totaling 19 points on 8-12 shooting along with 6 assists so far. Ricky Rubio has struggled shooting the ball (2-8 from the field) but has chipped in with 4 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists while sharing the starting backcourt with Ridnour.

Kevin Love leads Minnesota with 22 points and 10 rebounds.

On Saturday, the Timberwolves led by 18 late in the third quarter before falling 93-91 on the road to the Atlanta Hawks, so it is hard to predict how this one will end up.

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Timberwolves Vs. Kings: Minnesota Trails 46-42 At Halftime

A sluggish second quarter has the Minnesota Timberwolves trailing the Sacramento Kings 46-44 at halftime at Target Center in Minneapolis on Monday night.

While Minnesota has improved after finishing with the worst record in the NBA last season, they continue to struggle at home this season. Entering the game with a 2-5 record at Target Center, only four teams have a worse home record than Minnesota.

And after coming back to take a lead after one quarter, the Timberwolves scored just four points in the final six minutes of the first half, watching an eight-point lead turn into a four-point deficit.

On a positive, note, although overshadowed at times by fellow point guards rookie phenom Ricky Rubio and NBA champion and offseason free-agent signing Jose Juan Barea, it has been the steady hand of Luke Ridnour helping lead the charge for Minnesota tonight, as he leads the team with 12 points on 5-7 shooting along with 4 assists.

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Timberwolves Vs. Kings Score Update: Minnesota Leads 28-22 After First Quarter

The Minnesota Timberwolves have shown flashes of improved play this season, and after a slow start, they showed a few more of those flashes as they ended the first quarter on a 7-0 run to take a 28-22 lead after one quarter of play against the Sacramento Kings at Target Center in Minneapolis.

Kevin Love followed a five-footer with a three-pointer and then a Wesley Johnson buzzer-beating layup gave Minnesota a 28-22 lead.

However, Ricky Rubio is off to a rough start shooting the ball, making 1-5 from the field for 2 points. Rubio started the game and shared the backcourt with fellow point guard Luke Ridnour, who leads the Timberwolves with 10 points on 4-5 shooting.

Sacramento entered the game with a 1-6 record on the road, and they entered the game with a -4.6 first quarter differential, second worst in the NBA.

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Timberwolves Vs. Kings: Game Time, TV Schedule And More

Sporting just a 2-5 record at home, the Minnesota Timberwolves have a chance to improve on that on Monday as they post the struggling Sacramento Kings. Though Minnesota lost in their last outing, the Kings have won just one game on the road this season, dropping the other six. The Timberwolves will likely be out for blood after dropping an exceedingly close game at Atlanta, collapsing late to be downed 93-91. Sacramento, on the other hand, was dominated by a large margin, losing to the Dallas Mavericks 99-60.

It was Sacramento's second-straight loss following a rare 98-91 win over Toronto on Jan. 11. The Kings haven't won two games in a row all season, and now they stand little chance of doing so over their next two, with a tough outing against Indiana following their tilt against Minnesota. The Timberwolves are hoping for a 2-0 homestand with the similarly struggling Detroit coming in on Wednesday.

Game Date/Time: Monday, Jan. 16, 8:00 p.m. ET

Location: Target Center, Minneapolis, MN

TV Schedule: FSNO

Radio: WCCO Radio

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Timberwolves Vs. Kings: Minnesota Welcomes Sacramento Up North

Minnesota have some good wins at their home court this year. A weak Sacramento team should add another tally to the W column if Minnesota can play well together.

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