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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

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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.


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