Nikola Pekovic led the way for Minnesota with 25 points and a career-high 18 rebounds.
Keys to the Game
The Wolves played great defense in this game, allowing just 42 points in the first half. Even though, they were outscored 61-50 in the second half, the early lead they were able to accumulate was enough to come up with the win.
Minnesota had 50 points in the paint tonight and pretty much controlled the paint the entire game, allowing just 38 for Atlanta.
Ricky Rubio had a great game. Even though he only scored four points, he had eight assists and controlled the pace of the game when he was in. He had the Wolves' highest +/- with 10.
Derrick Williams had a great game off the bench. He scored 17 points in 21 minutes and was extremely efficient, shooting 7-of-13 (3-of-5 from downtown).
Dante Cunngham's shot to take the lead back to three was huge. To then follow it up with a great defensive play on Atlanta's inbounds was great. While he only had six points, he should get a player of the game award for essentially winning this game.
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