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Timberwolves vs. Bucks final score: Minnesota blows out Milwaukee, 100-76

Minnesota dominated Milwaukee on both ends of the floor on Friday.

Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE

Chase Budinger and Nikola Pekovic led the Minnesota Timberwolves in a dominating 100-76 win on the road over the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday.

Budinger had game-high 20 points and four assists on 6-of-8 shooting from the field including a near perfect 4-of-5 from three-point territory. Pekovic added 19 points and nine rebounds on 6-of-10 shooting from the field while Andrei Kirilenko had eight points, 10 rebounds, four assists and a game-high six steals for the Timberwolves.

Minnesota shot 51.4 percent from the field while holding Milwaukee to just 36.1 percent shooting as a team

Brandon Jennings led the Bucks with 19 points. Jennings and Monta Ellis each had five turnovers in the game.

Minnesota rookie Alexsey Shved had six points and a game-high eight assists in over 30 minutes of playing time.

With the win, the Timberwolves finished the preseason by winning two straight and a 4-2 record overall. Minnesota opens the regular season versus the Sacramento Kings without injured point guard Ricky Rubio and power forward Kevin Love on Nov. 2.

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