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Associated Press, Published February 02 2013

Wolves stop losing streak with win over Hornets

MINNEAPOLIS – Dante Cunningham scored a season-high 18 points, Nikola Pekovic added 14 and the Minnesota Timberwolves beat the New Orleans Hornets 115-86 on Saturday night to stop their six-game losing streak.

Cunningham hit all nine of his shots to set a franchise record for most consecutive field goals without a miss.

Anthony Davis scored 18 points for the Hornets, who played without Eric Gordon and finished their five-game road trip with four straight losses. Team doctors still haven’t cleared Gordon to play in back-to-back games while recovering from knee surgery.

New Orleans 14 17 24 31 – 86

Minnesota 33 25 23 34 – 115

NEW ORLEANS (86): Aminu 0-2 2-2 2, Davis 6-12 6-7 18, Lopez 7-10 2-2 16, Vasquez 3-11 1-1 7, Mason 1-4 0-0 3, Anderson 2-8 3-4 8, Henry 2-5 2-3 6, Rivers 2-6 5-8 9, Miller 1-2 0-0 2, Smith 2-4 2-2 6, Roberts 2-6 2-2 7, Thomas 0-0 2-2 2. Totals 28-70 27-33 86.

MINNESOTA (115): Kirilenko 4-7 3-6 12, Williams 1-3 3-4 5, Pekovic 5-10 4-5 14, Rubio 3-5 3-4 9, Ridnour 3-8 0-0 7, Cunningham 9-9 0-0 18, Shved 4-11 3-4 12, Barea 2-7 0-0 5, Stiemsma 3-4 2-2 8, Gelabale 4-5 2-2 11, Amundson 4-5 0-2 8, Johnson 3-3 0-0 6. Totals 45-77 20-29 115.

3-Point Goals: New Orleans 3-14 (Roberts 1-3, Mason 1-4, Anderson 1-5, Vasquez 0-1, Miller 0-1), Minnesota 5-15 (Kirilenko 1-2, Barea 1-2, Gelabale 1-2, Ridnour 1-3, Shved 1-5, Williams 0-1). Fouled Out: None. Rebounds: New Orleans 38 (Vasquez 6), Minnesota 51 (Pekovic 7). Assists: New Orleans 15 (Vasquez 7), Minnesota 30 (Shved 8). Total Fouls: New Orleans 25, Minnesota 27. Technicals: Davis, Barea, Stiemsma. A: 16,289 (19,356).