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Timberwolves Rout Bucks in Milwaukee

Updated: 12/28/2013 10:03 PM
Created: 12/28/2013 10:01 PM KSTP.com

Kevin Love had 33 points and 15 rebounds for his sixth straight double-double, and the Minnesota Timberwolves climbed back to .500 by routing the Milwaukee Bucks 117-95 on Saturday night.

Nikola Pekovic added 19 points and 11 rebounds, and Love hit four of Minnesota's 11 3-pointers. Perimeter defense was once again a huge problem for the Bucks, who have allowed opponents to hit at least 10 3s in seven consecutive games.

Khris Middleton scored 23 points for Milwaukee on 10-of-20 shooting. Larry Sanders had nine points and 10 rebounds in 33 minutes in his first start since missing seven weeks following right thumb surgery.

The Bucks fell to an NBA-worst 6-24, while Minnesota evened its record at 15-15.

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Milwaukee Bucks' Brandon Knight(11) dribbles behind his back against Minnesota Timberwolves' Ricky Rubio, right, during the first half.
Photo: AP/Jeffrey Phelps

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