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Minnesota Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic pulls down a rebound during the first half against the Denver Nuggets Monday at the Pepsi Center in Denver. USA TODAY Sports

Timberwolves climb above .500 for first time since Jan. 29

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DENVER — Kevin Love had 33 points and 19 rebounds as Minnesota held on for a 132-128 victory Monday over the Denver Nuggets to tie a franchise record with its fourth win on the five-game road trip.


Kevin Martin added 22 points, sinking six free throws in the final 16 seconds, for the Timberwolves, who climbed above .500 for the first time since Jan. 29. Corey Brewer, Nikola Pekovic and J.J. Barea added 16 points apiece for Minnesota.

Ty Lawson finished with a season-high 31 points, 11 assists and four steals for Denver in his first game back after missing the last nine with a fractured rib. Wilson Chandler added 25 points and 10 rebounds, Randy Foye scored 22 points and Kenneth Faried finished with 21 for the Nuggets, who have lost six straight and 11 of 12.