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Love leads Timberwolves to 112-97 win over Jazz

The Timberwolves´ Nikola Pekovic pulls down a rebound as the Jazz´s Enes Kanter looks on. (Rick Bowmer/AP)
The Timberwolves' Nikola Pekovic pulls down a rebound as the Jazz's Enes Kanter looks on. (Rick Bowmer/AP)

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Kevin Love had 19 points, 13 rebounds and eight assists to help the Minnesota Timberwolves run past Utah 112-97 on Tuesday night and sweep a home-and-home set with the Jazz.

Ricky Rubio has returned to his spontaneous, free-flowing style and had 11 points and 13 assists for the Wolves, who snapped a seven-game losing streak in Utah.

Corey Brewer scored 19 points and Nikola Pekovic and Kevin Martin each contributed 18. Each time the Jazz threatened to get close in the fourth quarter, J.J. Barea hit big baskets and had 15 points to keep the Jazz at bay.

Gordon Hayward returned from a five-game absence to lead the Jazz with 27 points but was the only starter in double figures as his teammates seemed stuck in the rut they dug in Minnesota.

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