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Posted on: Thursday, April 1, 2010

Timberwolves finally win



Associated Press

Hawaii news photo - The Honolulu Advertiser

Minnesota's Darko Milicic moved in to guard Sacramento's Tyreke Evans in last night's game.

JIM MONE | Associated Press

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MINNEAPOLIS Al Jefferson had 19 points and 12 rebounds for his 34th double-double of the season as the Minnesota Timberwolves snapped a 16-game losing streak with a 108-99 victory over the Sacramento Kings last night.

Minnesota also got double-doubles from Darko Milicic (15 points, 10 rebounds) and Kevin Love (12 points, 11 rebounds).

"You go through a stretch like that, if you're not happy to get off that slide, I don't know what's wrong with you," said Minnesota's Jonny Flynn said.

The Timberwolves, whose previous win came Feb. 23 at Miami, tied their franchise record of 16 consecutive losses on Sunday. Minnesota had also lost 10 straight home games.

WIZARDS 96, HORNETS 91

Mike Miller scored a season-high 27 points and visiting Washington beat New Orleans to snap a franchise-record 16-game losing streak.

THUNDER 109, CELTICS 104

Kevin Durant scored 37 points and Jeff Green hit two 3-pointers in the last two minutes to help visiting Oklahoma City hold off Boston.

RAPTORS 114, CLIPPERS 92

Chris Bosh had 34 points and 11 rebounds, and Andrea Bargnani had 21 points and eight rebounds to propel host Toronto past Los Angeles.

BOBCATS 103, 76ERS 84

Gerald Wallace had 24 points and 12 rebounds as host Charlotte move four games ahead of ninth-place Chicago in the Eastern Conference with eight games left.

CAVALIERS 101, BUCKS 98

Mo Williams scored 21 points, including four free throws in the final 12.8 seconds, to help host Cleveland hold off Milwaukee.

SUNS 116, NETS 105

Steve Nash had 24 points and 14 assists, and Jason Richardson scored 23 points to lead visiting Phoenix past New Jersey for its ninth straight victory.

HEAT 98, PISTONS 81

Michael Beasley snapped out of a slump with 28 points and nine rebounds to lift visiting Miami over Detroit for its sixth straight victory.

HAWKS 109, LAKERS 92

Joe Johnson scored 25 points and host Atlanta held Kobe Bryant to four second-half points in handing Los Angeles its second straight loss.

MAVERICKS 106, GRIZZLIES 102

Dirk Nowitzki scored 28 points, including six in the final minute of overtime, to help visiting Dallas reach 50 victories for the 10th straight season.

SPURS 119, ROCKETS 102

George Hill scored a career-high 30 points and led two second-half pushes as San Antonio beat Houston to remain eighth in the West.

TRAIL BLAZERS 118, KNICKS 90

LaMarcus Aldridge scored 21 points before sitting out the final quarter as host Portland beat New York to clinch a playoff spot.

JAZZ 128, WARRIORS 104

Carlos Boozer had 25 points and 13 rebounds, and host Utah scored a season-best 73 points in the first half to roll past Golden State.

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