Brooklyn, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Nikola Pekovic made the go-ahead layup with
48.6 remaining as the Minnesota Timberwolves scored nine unanswered points to
end the game and beat the Brooklyn Nets 98-91 on Wednesday night.
Pekovic was fouled by Brook Lopez pivoting for the go-ahead bucket and made
the free throw to give the Timberwolves a 94-91 lead. Thaddeus Young added a
floater and Kevin Martin made two foul shots for the last of his game-high 26
points, ending the 9-0 flurry.
Ricky Rubio started the run with a tying layup and finished with 14 points and
12 assists for the Timberwolves. Pekovic added 16 points and 11 rebounds and
rookie Andrew Wiggins scored 17, an early career high.
Joe Johnson had 22 points and Deron Williams scored 19 for the Nets, who lost
for just the fifth time in their last 29 home games. They started a four-game
homestand with a 116-85 win over injury-riddled Oklahoma City on Monday, but
trailed by as many as 15 in this one.