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New Orleans Falls 87-80 to Timberwolves - Recap

Kevin Love poured in 34 points for Minnesota on Friday, as they defeated New Orleans 87-80 at New Orleans Arena.

The Timberwolves were a 1.5-point favorite in the win, and managed to turn a profit for their supporters. The combined score dipped UNDER the total, which closed at 180.5.

Minnesota got 13 points from Luke Ridnour and another 12 points from Ricky Rubio. Ricky Rubio contributed 9 assists, while Kevin Love cleaned the glass with 15 rebounds.

New Orleans got 20 points from Marco Belinelli in a losing cause and another 16 points from Emeka Okafor. Jarrett Jack contributed 9 assists for the Hornets, while Emeka Okafor had 14 rebounds.

Minnesota trailed at halftime, 38-37.

The rebound battle favored New Orleans as they grabbed 51 boards, while Minnesota only had 48.

Minnesota looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Hawks. The Hornets will aim to get back on the winning track at Memphis.