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Barea lifts Timberwolves, lose Love to injury

Barea lifts Timberwolves, lose Love to injury

ESPN.com Updated Jan 3, 2013
J.J. Barea scored 12 of his 17 points in the fourth quarter while All-Star forward Kevin Love sat on the bench with a sprained finger, lifting the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 101-97 win over the Denver Nuggets on Thursday night.
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