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Minnesota Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic (14), of Montenegro, pulls down a rebound next to Detroit Pistons guard Brandon Knight (7) in the first half of a NBA basketball game in Auburn Hills, Mich., Tuesday March 26, 2013. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Timberwolves pound Pistons

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Timberwolves pound Pistons
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AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — 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.

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The game matched one of the league’s worst home teams against one of the worst on the road. The Pistons haven’t won at home since before the All-Star break, losing seven straight, while Minnesota had lost 10 of its last 11 road games.

Reserve J.J. Barea matched a season-best with 21 points for Minnesota, while Luke Ridnour scored 15 and Ricky Rubio added 14 points and nine assists.

Greg Monroe had 11 points and 12 rebounds for Detroit, while point guard Jose Calderon scored 14 points but only had one assist.

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