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Minnesota Timberwolves' Derrick Williams dunks in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the New Orleans Hornets, Sunday, March 17, 2013, in Minneapolis. Williams led the Timberwolves with 28 points in their 97-95 win. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Williams, Wolves edge Hornets


MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Derrick Williams scored a career-high 28 points and Ricky Rubio had 16 with six assists as the Minnesota Timberwolves beat the New Orleans Hornets 97-95 on Sunday night.

The Wolves got a lift in the final seconds from two players who hadn’t seen appeared in a game in more than two weeks when Nikola Pekovic hit two free throws to pull Minnesota ahead for good, and Andrei Kirilenko blocked Eric Gordon’s driving layup with 4.6 seconds to play.

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