Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 12/29/12
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MINNEAPOLIS -- Two-time All Star Kevin Love put in three days worth of hard work in an attempt to carry himself and his team successfully into 2013, and then teammate Nikola Pekovic took the Timberwolves there in Saturday’s 111-107 victory over Phoenix at Target Center. Sidetracked most of the season by injury, illness and some untimely comments made to Yahoo! Sports, Love stayed long after practice for three days since Wednesday’s disappointing home loss to Houston, and in turn delivered a 23-point, 18-rebound double-double that offset Phoenix counterpart Luis Scola’s 33-point night. While the two power forwards in essence canceled each other out, Pekovic stepped forth when his team needed it most to end a two-game losing streak since they beat Oklahoma City nine days earlier. Pekovic scored six of his team-high 28 points in the final four minutes, powering a late 10-5 flourish that won the game. The Wolves had led by nine points in the third quarter, but once again let a s...
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