Originally written on Fox Sports Arizona  |  Last updated 12/29/12
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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Unable to find an answer for Luis Scola's versatile offensive game, the Minnesota Timberwolves did the only thing they could to combat it -- they flexed their muscles and went right back at him on the other end. Pekovic had 28 points and 11 rebounds and Kevin Love added 23 points and 18 boards to lift the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 111-107 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Saturday night. Andrei Kirilenko added 20 points and five rebounds for the Timberwolves, who were missing guard Ricky Rubio because of back spasms. The injury left the Wolves with only three healthy guards, so Pekovic, Love and Kirilenko had to carry the night. Scola had 33 points and 10 rebounds for the Suns, who lost their fifth straight game. "We tried to attack him and make him have a hard time, at least on defense," Pekovic said. "Because on offense he was doing so great. It was his night." Phoenix led 102-99 with 3:30 to play, but once again failed to close it out. Pekovic scored two...
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