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Timberwolves outlast Suns

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PHOENIX — Kevin Love totaled 33 points, 13 rebounds, nine assists and two blocks as visiting Minnesota used a big fourth quarter to get past Phoenix 110-101 Tuesday.

Shabazz Muhammad scored a career-high 20 points and grabbed six rebounds for the Timberwolves, who have won four out of their last five games. Corey Brewer notched 18 points, Dante Cunningham contributed 12 along with five rebounds and Ricky Rubio recorded 11 assists.

Markieff Morris’ 24 points led the Suns. Gerald Green had 19 points, Goran Dragic recorded 16 and P.J. Tucker collected a season-best 16 rebounds for Phoenix.

After the Timberwolves took a 66-64 lead on a 3-pointer from Love just under five minutes into the third quarter, Phoenix closed the stanza on a 17-9 run, led by five points from Markieff Morris, who highlighted the surge by finishing an alley-oop from his brother Marcus.