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NBA scores: Timberwolves back near .500 after win

A much-needed victory against the Bucks on Friday night has the T-Wolves' record going back in the right direction after a rough stretch last month.

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A recent five-game losing streak put a solid dent in the Minnesota Timberwolves' win-loss record after a hot start, but the team is back near .500 after a Friday night win over Milwaukee last week. The T-Wolves had lost seven of their past nine games before beating Milwaukee, 95-85.

Despite the victory, it was an effort that captured much of how this season has gone for Minnesota, as the team thrived on the boards but struggled to make buckets. The team shot just 39 percent as a whole, but Kevin Love (14 rebounds), Nikola Pekovic (16) and Derrick Williams (10) combined to average roughly one rebound every two minutes.

Love, Pekovic, J.J. Barea, Luke Ridnour and Alexey Shved all put up 14 points or more on the night, highlighting a balanced offensive effort from the team despite the poor shooting. It was arguably Love's weakest performance since beginning his season late due to injury, though.

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