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NBA Game Summary - Brooklyn at Minnesota



(Friday, November 22nd)

Final Score: Minnesota 111, Brooklyn 81

Minneapolis, MN (SportsNetwork.com) - Kevin Love tallied 17 points and 16 rebounds in just 28 minutes as the Minnesota Timberwolves cruised to a 111-81 win over the struggling Brooklyn Nets at Target Center.

Kevin Garnett scored the game's first points with a 14-foot jumper, but the Timberwolves' Corey Brewer responded with a 3-pointer at the other end. Minnesota never trailed after that.

Kevin Martin scored 17 points for Minnesota, which snapped a two-game losing skid. Brewer and Nikola Pekovic dropped in 15 points apiece, while Ricky Rubio went for 12 points and eight assists.

"We had 28 assists and eight turnovers. It was a good win," said Minnesota coach Rick Adelman. "We needed to get this one before we go on the road and they went out and got it."

Andray Blatche paced the shorthanded Nets with 16 points off the bench. Joe Johnson netted 15 points as the lone starter in double figures for Brooklyn, which has lost four in a row and seven of eight.

"The big thing for this group is we have to (improve) together," said Nets coach Jason Kidd. "But the actions have to kick in at some point. We're not doing that on either end."

Deron Williams and Brook Lopez both missed the contest for Brooklyn with ankle injuries. Lopez missed his third straight while Williams sat for the third time in four games after playing 13 minutes against Charlotte on Wednesday.

Brooklyn shot just 4-for-19 for 14 points in the first while Minnesota grabbed nine offensive boards en route to 15 second-chance points. The Wolves led 30-14 after the first period.

A Rubio jumper at the 6:50 mark of the second pushed Minnesota's lead to 40-20, and Brooklyn hardly threatened after that.

The Wolves led 57-37 at halftime.

Martin came alive in the third quarter, netting 11 points on 4-of-5 from the floor after shooting just 2-of-11 in the first half.

No starters registered minutes in the fourth as the game was well out of reach.

Game Notes

Minnesota outscored Brooklyn 17-7 in transition ... Love now has 13 double- doubles in 14 games this season ... Tyshawn Taylor and Alan Anderson scored 13 and 11 points, respectively, for the Nets ... Minnesota will play four of its next five games on the road, starting with a trip to Houston on Saturday.

11/23 01:04:19 ET

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2013 - 2014 Eastern Conference Standings
 
Atlantic W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Toronto 48 34 .585 --- 26-15 22-19 32-20 L 1
x-Brooklyn 44 38 .537 4 28-13 16-25 26-26 L 2
New York 37 45 .451 11 19-22 18-23 26-26 W 4
Boston 25 57 .305 23 16-25 9-32 21-31 L 2
Philadelphia 19 63 .232 29 10-31 9-32 14-38 W 2
 
Central W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Indiana 56 26 .683 --- 35-6 21-20 38-14 W 2
x-Chicago 48 34 .585 8 27-14 21-20 35-17 L 1
Cleveland 33 49 .402 23 19-22 14-27 21-31 W 1
Detroit 29 53 .354 27 17-24 12-29 23-29 L 4
Milwaukee 15 67 .183 41 10-31 5-36 12-40 L 3
 
Southeast W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Miami 54 28 .659 --- 32-9 22-19 34-18 L 3
x-Washington 44 38 .537 10 22-19 22-19 33-19 W 4
x-Charlotte 43 39 .524 11 25-16 18-23 30-22 W 3
x-Atlanta 38 44 .463 16 24-17 14-27 28-24 W 1
Orlando 23 59 .280 31 19-22 4-37 17-35 L 4
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
2013 - 2014 Western Conference Standings
 
Northwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Oklahoma City 59 23 .720 --- 34-7 25-16 36-16 W 1
x-Portland 54 28 .659 5 31-10 23-18 31-21 W 5
Minnesota 40 42 .488 19 24-17 16-25 23-29 L 3
Denver 36 46 .439 23 22-19 14-27 20-32 L 2
Utah 25 57 .305 34 16-25 9-32 13-39 W 1
 
Pacific W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-LA Clippers 57 25 .695 --- 34-7 23-18 36-16 L 1
x-Golden State 51 31 .622 6 27-14 24-17 31-21 W 2
Phoenix 48 34 .585 9 26-15 22-19 28-24 W 1
Sacramento 28 54 .341 29 17-24 11-30 15-37 L 1
LA Lakers 27 55 .329 30 14-27 13-28 15-37 W 2
 
Southwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-San Antonio 62 20 .756 --- 32-9 30-11 38-14 L 2
x-Houston 54 28 .659 8 33-8 21-20 31-21 L 1
x-Memphis 50 32 .610 12 27-14 23-18 29-23 W 5
x-Dallas 49 33 .598 13 26-15 23-18 29-23 L 1
New Orleans 34 48 .415 28 22-19 12-29 15-37 W 2
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
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