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Associated Press, Published March 22 2013

Wolves rout Suns to snap nine-game road losing streak

PHOENIX – Andrei Kirilenko scored 20 points and the Minnesota Timberwolves routed the slumping Phoenix Suns 117-86 on Friday night to snap a nine-game road losing streak.

Reserve Dante Cunningham added 18 points, Greg Stiemsma had 14 and four others were in double digits for the Timberwolves, who won for the fourth time in 16 games.

Minnesota set season highs for total points, first-half points (67) and second-quarter points (35) in snapping a 13-game road losing streak against Western Conference opponents.

Minnesota 31 36 28 22 – 117

Phoenix 18 21 30 17 – 86

MINNESOTA (117): Kirilenko 6-10 8-10 20, Williams 0-2 4-4 4, Pekovic 5-7 1-4 11, Rubio 3-7 6-7 12, Ridnour 4-8 4-4 12, Stiemsma 6-10 2-3 14, Budinger 4-9 2-4 11, Barea 2-7 0-0 5, Shved 2-4 2-2 6, Cunningham 8-11 2-2 18, Gelabale 1-3 0-0 2, C.Johnson 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 42-79 31-40 117.

PHOENIX (86): Tucker 5-11 1-2 11, Mark.Morris 3-6 0-0 7, Scola 7-13 3-4 17, Dragic 5-12 2-4 13, W.Johnson 2-12 3-3 7, Haddadi 3-4 0-2 6, Beasley 5-9 0-0 11, Marc.Morris 1-9 1-6 3, Brown 2-8 0-0 4, Marshall 1-5 0-0 3, Garrett 2-6 0-0 4. Totals 36-95 10-21 86.

3-Point Goals: Minnesota 2-12 (Budinger 1-3, Barea 1-3, Shved 0-1, Ridnour 0-1, Gelabale 0-1, Williams 0-1, Kirilenko 0-2), Phoenix 4-22 (Mark.Morris 1-2, Beasley 1-3, Dragic 1-3, Marshall 1-3, Tucker 0-1, Garrett 0-2, W.Johnson 0-3, Marc.Morris 0-5). Fouled Out: None. Rebounds: Minnesota 60 (Stiemsma 10), Phoenix 56 (Scola 12). Assists: Minnesota 28 (Rubio 8), Phoenix 24 (Dragic 10). Total Fouls: Minnesota 18, Phoenix 29. Technicals: Stiemsma. A: 16,155 (18,422).