Found November 13, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
DALLAS -- The Minnesota Timberwolves began Monday's game without five injured players, and in third quarter, they lost center Nikola Pekovic to a sprained ankle. Shrugging off their latest injury, the Timberwolves rode a balanced effort to a 90-82 win over the sliding Dallas Mavericks at American Airlines Center. Five Minnesota players scored in double figures, led by Pekovic, who finished with 20 despite leaving in the third quarter. Alexey Shved chipped in with a season-high 16 points off the bench, including a long 3-pointer in the fourth quarter that essentially put Dallas away. "We had a pretty gutsy performance by us tonight," Timberwolves guard Luke Ridnour said. "People stepped up, and it was a great team win tonight. With all the guys we have out and losing Pekovic in the (third) quarter, our team stepped up. Our defense is really allowing us to be in games and win games." It was a frustrating night for the Mavericks, punctuated by coach Rick...
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