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Associated Press, Published March 05 2012

Love’s 39 points carry Timberwolves past Clippers

MINNEAPOLIS – Kevin Love had 39 points and 17 rebounds to carry the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 95-94 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday night.

Darko Milicic had 13 points in a spot start for the injured Nikola Pekovic and Michael Beasley scored all nine of his points in the fourth quarter for the Wolves.

Blake Griffin had 26 points and 12 rebounds, but scored just four in the final period for the Clippers.

L.A. Clippers 16 28 21 29 – 94

Minnesota 26 19 30 20 – 95

L.A. CLIPPERS (94): Butler 0-6 0-0 0, Griffin 10-18 6-13 26, Jordan 2-2 0-0 4, Paul 5-14 8-9 18, Foye 2-8 0-0 5, M.Williams 7-14 3-3 19, Simmons 2-7 1-1 7, Martin 3-6 0-0 6, Evans 1-3 0-0 2, Bledsoe 2-6 3-6 7. Totals 34-84 21-32 94.

MINNESOTA (95): Johnson 1-6 0-0 3, Love 13-25 8-11 39, Milicic 6-7 1-2 13, Rubio 1-7 2-4 4, Ridnour 4-11 3-3 12, Barea 0-7 0-0 0, D.Williams 4-9 4-5 15, Beasley 3-6 2-2 9, Webster 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 32-80 20-27 95.