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Associated Press, Published February 15 2012

Wolves hand Charlotte 16th straight loss

MINNEAPOLIS – Kevin Love had 30 points and 18 rebounds to help the Minnesota Timberwolves hand the Charlotte Bobcats their 16th loss in a row, 102-90 on Wednesday night.

Nikola Pekovic added 21 points and 11 rebounds in 43 minutes for Minnesota. The Timberwolves snapped a four-game skid of their own.

Kemba Walker had 21 points and six rebounds, and Corey Maggette scored 18 points for the Bobcats, who have lost 22 of the last 23 games. D.J. Augustin played for the first time in 12 games, but his return wasn’t enough to lift Charlotte out of the worst losing streak in franchise history.

Charlotte 30 18 18 24 – 90

Minnesota 25 21 30 26 – 102

CHARLOTTE (90): Maggette 6-17 5-6 18, Diaw 7-12 0-0 14, Biyombo 1-4 2-6 4, Walker 9-17 0-1 21, R.Williams 4-8 0-0 10, Augustin 4-10 0-0 9, Mullens 0-4 0-0 0, White 1-2 0-0 2, Brown 3-4 0-0 6, Carroll 0-2 0-0 0, Thomas 2-4 0-2 4, Diop 0-0 0-0 0, Higgins 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 38-85 7-15 90.

MINNESOTA (102): Johnson 4-9 1-1 9, Love 11-21 6-8 30, Pekovic 10-17 1-2 21, Rubio 2-7 2-3 6, Ridnour 5-8 0-0 10, Barea 4-9 2-2 12, D.Williams 2-3 0-0 4, Webster 3-5 0-0 6, Beasley 2-4 0-0 4, Tolliver 0-0 0-0 0, Ellington 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 43-85 12-16 102.

3-Point Goals: Charlotte 7-18 (Walker 3-7, R.Williams 2-4, Augustin 1-2, Maggette 1-2, Diaw 0-1, Mullens 0-1, Carroll 0-1), Minnesota 4-16 (Barea 2-3, Love 2-5, Webster 0-1, Ellington 0-1, Rubio 0-2, Johnson 0-4). Fouled Out: None. Rebounds: Charlotte 47 (Diaw 9), Minnesota 54 (Love 18). Assists: Charlotte 17 (Diaw 7), Minnesota 26 (Barea 8). Total Fouls: Charlotte 20, Minnesota 15. Technicals: Maggette. A: 15,139 (19,356).