Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/5/12
The Minnesota Timberwolves erased a 22-point third-quarter deficit and rolled to a 107-96 win over the Brooklyn Nets on Monday. Nikola Pekovic paced the Timberwolves with 21 points, and Chase Budinger and Andrei Kirilenko each scored 16 points. Minnesota outscored Brooklyn 32-10 in the fourth quarter, ending the night by scoring the final 11 points. Timberwolves rookie Alexey Shved hit two 3-pointers in the last quarter, during which he had all 10 of his points. Brooklyn got 18 points and 13 assists from Deron Williams, plus 17 points from Joe Johnson. Williams' consecutive 3-pointer early in the third quarter gave the Nets a 71-49 lead. However, the Nets went cold, managing just one field goal, scored by Johnson, in the last half of the fourth quarter. The Nets took an early lead in the first quarter thanks to two 3-pointers from Keith Bogans, who was inserted into the starting lineup after Gerald Wallace was made inactive due to a sprained ankle. Bogans, who played j...
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