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                   === Wolves continue trip in Sacramento ===
 (SportsNetwork.com)  - The Minnesota Timberwolves continue their road trip and
 hope  to continue  their recent good form Saturday night when they visit Sleep
 Train Arena to face the Sacramento Kings.
 The  Wolves  are 2-1 on  this western  sojourn and wrap  up the trip Monday in
 On  Tuesday, Kevin  Love nearly had his second career triple-double in as many
 weeks with 33 points, 13 rebounds and nine assists to lead the Timberwolves to
 a 110-101 win over the Phoenix Suns.
 Rookie  Shabazz  Muhammad tallied  a career-high  20 points  off the bench and
 Corey Brewer added 18 for the Timberwolves, who have won four of five.
 Phoenix's  Markieff Morris hit  a jumper with just under 3 1/2 minutes left to
 give the Suns a 97-96 lead. Brewer then scored the next four points to start a
 9-0 run that Love capped with a 3-pointer to make it a 10-point game with 30.9
 seconds left.
 The Suns missed all eight of their field goal attempts since the Morris bucket
 gave  them the lead, with four free throws being the only points scored in the
 closing minutes.
 "With  five  minutes to go in  the game it's a  timeout, we said the team that
 makes  the  most stops will win  the game," said Minnesota coach Rick Adelman.
 "We were physical, rebound the ball well, and won the game."
 The  Wolves might  get some pieces back  soon as both Kevin Martin (thumb) and
 Nikola  Pekovic (right ankle) have scrimmaged with the team. There is no exact
 timetable for their return.
 The Kings were awful defensively on Friday night in a 126-122 road loss to the
 Los  Angeles  Lakers. The Kings  surrendered the Lakers' season-high in points
 and allowed LA to convert a franchise-record 19 3-pointers while shooting 70.4
 percent from long range.
 "This  was  two  bad  defensive  teams," Sacramento  head  coach  Mike  Malone
 admitted.  "I was embarrassed about our defense tonight. That defensive effort
 tonight was unacceptable."
 Sacramento's Rudy Gay registered a game-high 32 points, while Derrick Williams
 and  Isaiah Thomas each scored 26 for the Kings, who have dropped back-to-back
 Jason  Thompson finished with 17 points and 11 rebounds starting at the center
 spot  for  DeMarcus Cousins,  who was  suspended one  game by  the NBA after a
 recent  outburst at an official. Cousins should be back in uniform on Saturday
 The  Kings bested  the Wolves in Minnesota on  Jan. 15 and have taken two in a
 row  in this series.  Sacramento is 3-1 in its last four against the Wolves as
 the host.
 03/01 10:14:38 ET