Nikola Pekovic scored 21 points leading the Timberwolves to a 114-106 victory over Dallas at Target Center on Saturday.
Minnesota was a favorite by 4.5 points and came through with an ATS victory for bettors. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 195.5.
Minnesota got 18 points from Alexey Shved and another 16 points from Derrick Williams. Ricky Rubio contributed 9 assists, while Andrei Kirilenko cleaned the glass with 10 rebounds.
The Mavericks got a 20-point performance from Derek Fisher, who was supported by 20 points from O.J. Mayo. O.J. Mayo had 6 assists in a losing cause for Dallas, while Shawn Marion grabbed 10 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed Minnesota were victorious, as the score was 54-45 at the break.
Minnesota won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 48-41.
Next game, Minnesota takes its act on the road to face Orlando looking for another win. For Dallas, they head home to face Philadelphia.