Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/9/14
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MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Timberwolves, led by Center Nikola Pekovic's 22 points and 11 rebounds, and Andrei Kirilenko's 18 points, ground out a 108-105 victory over Denver on Wednesday night at the Target Center by grinding down the Nuggets. J.J. Barea added 17 and Luke Ridnour had 15 for the Wolves, who made up for a slow start with a steady march to the free-throw line and by taking advantage of Denver's 19 turnovers. The Wolves (10-9) won their second consecutive game and their fourth in five games. Denver (11-12) finished its five-game road trip with a 2-3 record. This despite double-doubles by guard Ty Lawson (17 points, 10 assists) and Kenneth Faried (26 points, 14 rebounds) and 24 points from Danilo Gallinari. The Wolves used a 30-14 edge on points from the line and a 27-18 edge on points off turnovers to make up for a slow start shooting. But they didn't take advantage for good until an 18-6 run starting late in the third quarter and moving into the fourth gave the...
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