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Timberwolves Vs. Hawks Final Score: Poor Second Half Does Minnesota In, 93-91

The Minnesota Timberwolves (4-8) had a great opportunity to go into Atlanta and take advantage of a vulnerable Hawks team that just lost its starting big man for 3-4 months. They got off to a great start, but stumbled in the second half and ultimately fell by a final of 93-91.

Minnesota built an 18-point lead in the first half, leading by 11 going into the third quarter, but Atlanta started the second half on a 13-2 run and outscored the T-Wolves 51-38 to win their ninth game of the season and second straight since losing Horford.

Rick Rubio started and had 18 points and 12 assists. Kevin Love had a chance to tie the game, but his shot at the buzzer was off the mark; he finished with a game-high 30 points and 13 rebounds.

The Timberwolves return home to play the Kings on Monday at the Target Center.

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