The Minnesota Timberwolves have a win, and it has come over the defending NBA champions. Kevin Love had a huge night of 25 points and 15 rebounds as the Timberwolves beat the Dallas Mavericks 99-82.Both teams are now 1-3 on the very young season.
Dallas struggled greatly in the fourth quarter, getting outscored 25-13 as Minnesota broke open a close game. Ricky Rubio had 14 points and sevens assists, while Anthony Tolliver had 13. Luke Ridnour was the fourth Timberwolves player in double figures with 11.
Minnesota also had a big second quarter, outscoring the Mavericks 25-26 in that period to lead 50-41 at the half after being tied 25-25 after one quarter. Dallas cut the lead to 74-69 after three quarters, but 37% shooting from the field was their undoing.
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