Kevin Love scored 27 points, grabbed 10 rebounds, dished out six assists and blocked three shots to lead the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 112-101 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota on Tuesday night.
The Bucks took a six-point lead into the break, but the Timberwolves outscored them 31-23 in the third quarter to take a two-point lead into the final quarter. The Timberwolves pushed the lead to 12 halfway through the fourth quarter and cruised from there.
Kevin Martin scored 26 points on nine-of-18 shooting, Nikola Pekovic had 14 points and eight rebounds and Ricky Rubio added 11 points, 10 assists and three steals.
J.J. Barea, who has played poorly lately, came off the bench to score 19 points on seven-of-10 shooting and dish out four assists. Barea hit timely shots in the second half, helping the Timberwolves take the lead and then put the game away.
Brandon Knight led the Bucks with 21 points and four assists. Nate Wolters scored 14 points, Jeff Adrien had 12 points and seven rebounds and Khris Middleton and Ramon Session scored 11 points apiece.
The Timberwolves are now 32-31 and the Bucks are 13-51.