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Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love (42) dribbles past Portland Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge (12) during the fourth quarter at Target Center. The Timberwolves defeated the Trail Blazers 120-109. Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Love, Pekovic lead Wolves over Blazers

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Minnesota 120  Portland 109

MINNEAPOLIS -- For nearly two days the Timberwolves had fumed over a hard-to-swallow loss in Boston. On Wednesday at Target Center they gained a measure of atonement.

Forward Kevin Love finished one assist shy of a triple-double and center Nikola Pekovic finished one point shy of his career best in a 120-109 victory over a Portland team playing its fourth game in five nights.

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