Originally written November 06, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- Nikola Pekovic doesn't think he plays any differently against the Nets franchise, whether it's located in Brooklyn, New Jersey or anywhere else. But the performances say otherwise. The 6-foot-11 Pekovic, a third-year center out of Montenegro, had 27 points and 11 rebounds in a win over the New Jersey Nets last February in Newark. On Monday, Pekovic inflicted damage on the Nets once again, this time in their new home in Brooklyn, helping the Minnesota Timberwolves to a stunning 107-96 win at the Barclays Center. Minnesota overcame a 22-point, second-half deficit. "I just try to play hard every game, no matter who we're playing," said Pekovic, who had 17 points in the first half, taking the ball aggressively to the basket repeatedly. He finished with 21 points and seven rebounds. "In this league, you'll have ups and downs, and this was an up for me. Tonight was just my night." The Timberwolves (2-1), who lost 105-86 to th...
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