Nikola Pekovic

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Wolves Snap 3-Game Skid, Win 112-106 At Dallas

Kevin Martin had 27 points with some key baskets down the stretch, Kevin Love had his usual double-double and the Minnesota Timberwolves snapped a three-game losing streak with a 112-106 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday night. Martin made two free throws with just under 6 minutes left to put Minnesota up 94-90. Ricky Rubio then had a steal that led to a long fast-break jumper by Martin, who later beat the shot clock with a jumper and then added a 3-pointer. That stretched the lead to 103-92, matching its largest, with 3:12 left. Love, who finished with 21 points and 11 rebounds, also had a buzzer-beating shot. His 3-pointer with just under 2 minutes left made it 106-95.

11/30/2013

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Lawson Scores 23 As Nuggets Hold Off Wolves

Ty Lawson scored 23 points, reserve Nate Robinson added 15 and the Denver Nuggets held off the Minnesota Timberwolves 117-110 on Wednesday night.

11/27/2013

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Love, Pekovic Power Wolves Over Celtics

kevin Love had 23 points and 12 rebounds and Nikola Pekovic had 20 points and 12 boards to lead the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 106-88 victory over the Boston Celtics on Saturday night. Kevin Martin scored 20 on 6-for-18 shooting and Dante Cunningham scored 12 off the bench to help Minnesota rebound from a tough loss in Denver the previous night. Avery Bradley scored 27 points and Vitor Faverani had nine points and 14 rebounds for the Celtics. But Jeff Green went 0 for 6 from the floor and Boston’s 22 turnovers led to 28 points for the Timberwolves.

11/16/2013

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Timberwolves Roll Thunder, 100-81

Kevin Love had 24 points and 12 rebounds and Ricky Rubio added 14 points, 10 assists and five steals to lead the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 100-81 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday night. Nikola Pekovic had 15 points and 10 rebounds for Minnesota, which played surprisingly good defense against Kevin Durant and the Thunder. Derrick Williams had 10 points and seven rebounds for Minnesota after not playing in the opener.

11/01/2013

Minnesota Timberwolves

5 Weeks & $60M Later, Pekovic Re-Signs With MN

Flip Saunders said his top offseason priority was to bring back Nikola Pekovic on a long-term deal. It took weeks of negotiations, but they got it done, with a five year, $60 million contract. Why did it take so long?

08/16/2013

Minnesota Timberwolves

Pekovic, Timberwolves Agree On New 5-Year Deal

The Minnesota Timberwolves have agreed to terms on a five-year deal with restricted free agent center Nikola Pekovic. Wolves president of basketball operations Flip Saunders tweets that the deal is done. Saunders and Pekovic’s agent, Jeff Schwartz, spent more than a month negotiating the deal, which was completed on Wednesday.

08/14/2013

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Saunders Says Talks With Pekovic Are Progressing

The Minnesota Timberwolves are working on re-signing restricted free agent Nikola Pekovic. President of basketball operations Flip Saunders says talks are “moving in a positive direction.” Saunders has met with Pekovic’s agent, Jeff Schwartz, and has extended an offer of four years and $48 million. The two sides continue to have discussions that Saunders termed cordial. He says he believes both sides eventually will “have a meeting of the minds” and get a deal done.

08/12/2013

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Timberwolves Extend Pekovic Qualifying Offer

The Minnesota Timberwolves are plenty busy on the day of the NBA Draft, but it didn’t stop them from acting on one of their current players. The Timberwolves announced Thursday they’ve extended a qualifying offer to center Nikola Pekovic, which makes him a restricted free agent.

06/27/2013

Minnesota Timberwolves (18-30)

Wolves Head Into An Offseason Filled With Maybes

The injuries started immediately and never stopped, keeping the Minnesota Timberwolves out of the playoffs for the ninth straight season. That’s the longest active streak in the NBA.

04/18/2013

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Pekovic Named Western Conference Player Of The Week

Minnesota Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic has been named the NBA’s Western Conference Player of the Week, the first such honor for the team in more than four years.

04/08/2013

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Pekovic & Rubio Lead Wolves Past Bucks 107-98

Nikola Pekovic scored 27 points and Ricky Rubio added 18 points, 12 assists and eight steals to lead the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 107-98 win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night.

04/03/2013

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Pekovic Hammers Celtics In Minnesota’s 110-100 Win

Nikola Pekovic bruised and battered the overmatched Boston front line for 29 points to lead the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 110-100 victory over the Celtics on Monday night.

04/01/2013

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Pekovic Powers Timberwolves Over Thunder 101-93

Nikola Pekovic had 22 points and 15 rebounds and Ricky Rubio added 17 points and seven assists to help the Minnesota Timberwolves stun the Oklahoma City Thunder 101-93 on Friday night.

03/29/2013

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Pekovic Leads Wolves’ 105-82 Rout Of Pistons

Nikola Pekovic had 18 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 105-82 rout of the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday night.

03/26/2013

Minnesota Timberwolves v Denver Nuggets

Timberwolves Lose To Nuggets, 111-88

Ty Lawson matched his season high with 32 points, including 14 in the fourth quarter, and the Denver Nuggets beat the injury-depleted Minnesota Timberwolves 111-88 Saturday night to stretch their home winning streak to 13 games, their longest in 14 years.

03/09/2013

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