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Pekovic leads T-Wolves past Sixers

Minneapolis, MN (Sports Network) - Nikola Pekovic scored 27 points and pulled down 18 rebounds to lead the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 94-87 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday.

Derrick Williams added 17 points and eight rebounds and Andrei Kirilenko scored 15 points for the Timberwolves, who have won two of their last three games.

Evan Turner had 17 points and six rebounds and Jrue Holiday added 16 points five assists and five steals for the Sixers, losers in three straight and four of five.

Williams and Pekovic led the way for Minnesota in the first period, pouring in 10 and nine points, respectively. The Wolves shot better than 59 percent to take a 35-25 lead into the second quarter.

Minnesota kept its foot on the gas in the second, pushing the spread to 51-32 following Alexey Shved's 3-pointer and the hosts led 56-41 at the break.

Philadelphia opened the third period with a 10-4 flurry to pull within nine points, but Minnesota pushed the spread back to 17 with just under five minutes to go.

The Sixers, though, outscored the Wolves 10-2 the rest of the way to go into the final frame trailing 76-67.

Philadelphia cut the lead to 89-85 following a pair of Spencer Hawes free throws with 1:42 left, but was outscored 5-2 the rest of the way.

Game Notes

Ricky Rubio had 11 points, six rebounds and six assists for the Wolves ... The Sixers shot just 38.3 percent (31-for-81) from the field ... Damien Wilkins and Dorell Wright finished with 13 and 10 points, respectively, for Philadelphia.

02/20 23:04:16 ET

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Scores & Schedules

July 29, 2013 07:05 GMT

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Sunday's Scores

N.Y. Yankees 6, Tampa Bay 5

Cleveland 6, Texas 0

Toronto 2, Houston 1

Detroit 12, Philadelphia 4

Boston 5, Baltimore 0

Kansas City 4, Chicago White Sox 2, 12 innings

Oakland 10, L.A. Angels 6

Seattle 6, Minnesota 4

Monday's Schedule

Tampa Bay (Price 5-5) at Boston (Doubront 7-4), 6:10 p.m.

Chicago White Sox (Joh.Danks 2-8) at Cleveland (McAllister 4-6), 7:05 p.m.

L.A. Angels (Weaver 5-5) at Texas (Garza 1-0), 7:05 p.m.

Toronto (Rogers 3-4) at Oakland (Griffin 9-7), 10:05 p.m.

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Sunday's Scores

Detroit 12, Philadelphia 4

Miami 3, Pittsburgh 2

Washington 14, N.Y. Mets 1

Chicago Cubs 2, San Francisco 1

L.A. Dodgers 1, Cincinnati 0, 11 innings

Colorado 6, Milwaukee 5

San Diego 1, Arizona 0

Atlanta 5, St. Louis 2

Monday's Schedule

St. Louis (Westbrook 7-4) at Pittsburgh (Liriano 10-4), 7:05 p.m.

Colorado (J.De La Rosa 10-5) at Atlanta (Beachy 0-0), 7:10 p.m.

N.Y. Mets (Hefner 4-8) at Miami (Ja.Turner 3-3), 7:10 p.m.

Milwaukee (Lohse 7-7) at Chicago Cubs (Samardzija 6-9), 8:05 p.m.

Cincinnati (Leake 10-4) at San Diego (O'Sullivan 0-2), 10:10 p.m.

WOMEN'S NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION

Sunday's Scores

No games scheduled

Monday's Schedule

No games scheduled