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Timberwolves Vs. Mavericks Final Score: Minnesota Falls In Kevin Love's Return, 104-97

The Minnesota Timberwolves dipped back below .500 on the season, falling to the Mavericks 104-97 on Friday night.

Kevin Love returned from a two-game suspension and put up 32 points and 12 rebounds, but he was bested by Dirk Nowitzki who poured in a personal season-high 34 points.

The Timberwolves had their own season-high in turnovers -- 28 -- and shot just 6-for-23 from beyond the arc. Meanwhile, Dallas shot 43-percent from three-point range and had 10 fewer turnovers.

Ricky Rubio finished with 10 points on a poor shooting night and had eight assists. Michael Beasley had 20 points on 8-for-11 shooting in his new reserve role.

Minnesota looks to get back to .500 when they play tomorrow vs. Linsanity.

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