Kevin Love, Nikola Pekovic lead Timberwolves over Rockets 111-98

Kevin Love scored 33 points, including eight straight during a key fourth-quarter stretch, and Nikola Pekovic added a career-high 30 to give the Minnesota Timberwolves a 111-98 win over the Houston Rockets on Friday.

Reported by: Associated Press
Last updated on Saturday, 18 February, 2012 12:11 IST
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Houston: Kevin Love scored 33 points, including eight straight during a key fourth-quarter stretch, and Nikola Pekovic added a career-high 30 to give the Minnesota Timberwolves a 111-98 win over the Houston Rockets on Friday.

Love's fourth 30-point outing in the last five games helped the Timberwolves improve to 3-1 against Houston this season.

A big run by Houston at the beginning of the fourth cut Minnesota's lead from 14 to one before Love took over. He scored eight points in a row, fueled by a pair of 3-pointers, to push Minnesota's lead to 103-94 with 3 minutes left. The Rockets never threatened again.

Love also had 17 rebounds for his 27th double-double of the season, the most in the NBA.

Story first published on: Saturday, 18 February 2012 11:34 IST

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