Minnesota vs New Orleans Wrap - Minnesota Wins 113-102
Nikola Pekovic poured in 31 points for Minnesota on Friday, as they defeated New Orleans 113-102 at New Orleans Arena.
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 184.5.
Andrei Kirilenko had 21 points for Minnesota and Luke Ridnour chipped in with 15 points. Luke Ridnour had 10 assists for the Timberwolves, while Andrei Kirilenko was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 11 boards.
New Orleans got 27 points from Austin Rivers in a losing cause and another 20 points from Ryan Anderson. Greivis Vasquez contributed 17 assists for the Hornets, while Al-Farouq Aminu had 8 rebounds.
Minnesota had a 40-30 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.
Minnesota looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Mavericks. The Hornets will aim to get back on the winning track at Portland.