February 3, 2012
Wolves overcome Morrow's 42 to beat Nets
NEWARK, N.J.—Luke Ridnour made the tiebreaking 3-pointer with 1:23 left, Nikola Pekovic scored a career-high 27 points, and the Minnesota Timberwolves beat the Nets 108-105 on Friday night.
The Timberwolves overcame a career-high 42 points from Anthony Morrow, whose eight 3-pointers in 11 attempts were the most in the NBA this season.
Rookie Ricky Rubio finished with 10 points and 10 assists for the Wolves in his point guard matchup with Deron Williams. Williams had 12 points and 14 assists, but shot just 5 of 18 and had two costly turnovers in the final minute.
For more, read Brian Mahoney's AP game recap: Click Here
or view the TV Companion enhanced box score.
NETS-TIMBERWOLVES LIVE CHAT
NETS NOTES The last Nets player to score at least 40 points was VInce Carter, who did so on March 15, 2009 against the Clippers...The double-double by G Deron Williams was his 10th of the season; he remains tied with Ricky Rubio, who also achieved the feat Friday, for the NBA lead in point-assist double-doubles...G Jordan Farmar scored in double-digits for a third straight game, this time chipping in 14 points on 6-of-11 shooting, along with 7 assists...Rookie F
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|LINE OF THE NIGHT|
42 PTS, 9 AST
13-20 FGs, 8-11 3Ps
4 REB, 8-8 FTs
|On A-Mo's big game:
"He was just on fire. Our guys were finding him, setting great screens for him, he was letting it fly.
"Every play that we drew up for him, he executed it perfectly. I think he was perfect and special tonight. It was a special performance."