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Minnesota Defeats Detroit 91-80 - Recap

Minnesota got 23 points from Nikola Pekovic en route to a 91-80 victory over Detroit on Thursday at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

Minnesota won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 5-point spread as underdogs. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go UNDER the closing number of 198.5.

Minnesota got 15 points from Anthony Randolph and another 13 points from J.J. Barea. J.J. Barea contributed 12 assists, while Anthony Randolph cleaned the glass with 10 rebounds.

Detroit got 18 points from Tayshaun Prince in a losing cause and another 17 points from Will Bynum. Tayshaun Prince contributed 3 assists for the Pistons, while Charlie Villanueva had 12 rebounds.

Minnesota led at halftime, 49-31.

Minnesota had a 48-43 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.

Next game, Minnesota takes its act home to face Golden State looking for another win. For Detroit, they head home to face Toronto.