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USA TODAY Sports Minnesota center Nikola Pekovic shoots the ball as Los Angeles center Chris Kaman defends during the first half Friday at Target Center in Minneapolis.

Wolves club Lakers, set team scoring record


MINNEAPOLIS — Welcome back Nikola Pekovic.

In his first game back since missing six with an ankle injury, the Timberwolves’ burly center scored 26 points in 29 minutes, leading a high-octane, record-breaking Minnesota attack in a 143-107 beating of the beat-up Los Angeles Lakers Friday at Target Center.

Record breaking? The Wolves’ 143 points and their 67.1 percent shooting were both franchise records and the best marks in the NBA this season.

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