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Wolves Beat Bucks 119-118 in Foul-Plagued Preseason Finale

Luke Ridnour forced overtime with a three-pointer, then hit three free throws in the extra session with one second remaining to lead the Timberwolves over the Bucks in Milwaukee. In a game where 63 fouls and six technicals were called, it's perhaps only appropriate that the Wolves got the win thanks to a foul being called as Ridnour heaved up a desperate running shot in an attempt to beat the overtime buzzer.

Ridnour led the Wolves with 17 points; Wayne Ellington, getting another start at shooting guard, added 16, though he was only 6-15 from the floor. Nikola Pekovic had 15 for Minnesota in just 19 minutes, and more impressively given the foul totals, managed not to foul out. (Yes, he had five fouls, but trust me - this is a step forward for the guy.)

Andrew Bogut returned to game action for the Bucks following injuries, and scored seven points and blocked four shots in the middle. Carlos Delfino led Milwaukee with 18 points.

The Timberwolves end the preseason 6-2, an encouraging but ultimately meaningless sign for Wolves fans. They open the regular season Wednesday night at Target Center against Sacramento.

Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.