SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Kevin Love had 32 points and 13 rebounds to help the Minnesota Timberwolves improve to 5-1 with a 114-109 exhibition victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Sunday night.
Love and Wayne Ellington hit three consecutive late 3-pointers to give the Timberwolves the lead for good.
Love was 12 of 17 from the field, hitting three 3-pointers. Ellington added 22 points on 8-of-11 shooting and also made three 3-pointers.
Bucks center Andrew Bogut made his first game appearance since dislocating his right elbow, spraining his wrist and breaking his hand April 3 against Phoenix when he fell after a dunk.
The 7-foot Australian — wearing a brace on his elbow and a glove on his hand — had 11 points and five rebounds and four fouls in 14 minutes after missing the Bucks’ loss Saturday night in Memohis because of a migraine headache.
Reserve forward Ersan Ilyasova led the Bucks (3-3) with 22 points. He missed a 3-point try from the right corner with 10 seconds left that would have tied the game.
Carlos Delfino added 19 points and had four 3-pointers, three in the first quarter.
NOTES: The game was played at Sioux Falls Arena, the home of the Timberwolves’ NBA D-League affiliate. Minnesota is 5-1 in preseason appearances in Sioux Falls. … Luke Ridnour started at point guard for Minnesota. He spent the previous two seasons with the Bucks, averaging 10.4 points and 4.0 assists in 2009-10.
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