Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/28/12
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SACRAMENTO -- The Minnesota Timberwolves badly needed a victory Tuesday, and Kevin Love made sure they got one. Minnesota executed down the stretch and ended a five-game losing streak with a 97-89 victory over the Sacramento Kings before a small crowd of 10,741 at Sleep Train Arena. Love, the Timberwolves' All-Star power forward, finished with 23 points and 24 rebounds. He did most of his work around the basket, but his biggest hoop of the game came on a 15-foot turnaround launch as the shot clock expired with 12 seconds left. The basket gave the Wolves a 95-89 lead and ended Sacramento's comeback bid. Thanks to Love, Minnesota (6-7) dominated the Kings on the boards, 51-36. All five Wolves starters scored in double figures. Luke Ridnour scored 18 points, Nikola Pekovic had 16 points and eight rebounds, Andrei Kirilenko contributed 14 points, and Malcolm Lee scored 10. DeMarcus Cousins and Tyreke Evans each scored 20 points to lead the Kings (4-10). Marcus Thornton and I...
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