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Pekovic, Kirilenko lead Wolves over Hawks

Pekovic, Kirilenko lead Wolves over Hawks

ESPN.com nba.com howlintwolf.com Updated Jan 8, 2013
Nikola Pekovic had 25 points and a career-high 18 rebounds, Andrei Kirilenko added 21 points and the Minnesota Timberwolves beat the Atlanta Hawks, 108-103, on Tuesday night.
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  • James Harden Does Whatever He Wants Against The Lakers; LeBron …

    James Harden Does Whatever He Wants Against The Lakers; LeBron Loses A Battle With A Future Star

    dimemag.com Jan 8, 2013
    If you were busy trying to breakdown Mike D’Antoni‘s gameplan, which consisted of the coach determining subs by using “Eeny, meeny, miny, moe,” you might’ve missed out on James Harden. He was only the best player on the floor by a mile in Housto
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  • Ricky Rubio’s Behind the Back Pass Leads to Three-Pointer

    Ricky Rubio’s Behind the Back Pass Leads to Three-Pointer

    dimemag.com Jan 8, 2013
    One of the NBA’s finest passers, Ricky Rubio, had an amazing behind the back dime to Derrick Williams who knocked down the three-point jumper in tonight’s matchup between the Minnesota Timberwolves and Atlanta Hawks.
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  • Redskins' RG3 to have knee surgery

    Redskins' RG3 to have knee surgery

    CNNSI.com Jan 8, 2013
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- A person familiar with the situation says Robert Griffin III will have surgery Wednesday to repair a torn ligament in his right knee.
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  • Adelman misses game for personal reasons

    Adelman misses game for personal reasons

    ESPN.com Jan 8, 2013
    Minnesota Timberwolves coach Rick Adelman was not at the arena for Tuesday night's game against Atlanta due to personal reasons.
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  • Christian Ponder no surprise as '13 starter

    Christian Ponder no surprise as '13 starter

    You may have seen the news that the Minnesota Vikings plan to enter into negotiations that would extend the contract of coach Leslie Frazier. That should come as no surprise given our discussions over the past month. On the other hand, from what I can t…
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  • Vikes' Frazier not concerned with contract status

    Vikes' Frazier not concerned with contract status

    Leslie Frazier has one year left on his contract and no concern about his future. The Minnesota Vikings coach said Tuesday he and his agent will speak soon with team officials about his deal.
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  • Christian Ponder isn’t sure whether Percy Harvin will be back

    Christian Ponder isn’t sure whether Percy Harvin will be back

    Vikings coach Leslie Frazier said Monday that receiver Percy Harvin will remain with the team in 2013.  Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder has somewhat less optimism. “I’m not sure, I don’t know,” Ponder told Paul Allen of KFAN on Tuesday.  ”
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  • And Stay Out: The Steroid Era has proved messy for the Hall of …

    And Stay Out: The Steroid Era has proved messy for the Hall of …

    CNNSI.com Jan 8, 2013
    The Steroid Era has proved messy for the Hall of Fame. Tom Verducci explains why he'll never vote for a known steroid user and reveals the six players he did endorse.
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  • Harrison Smith: Serious looking injury was only cramping

    Harrison Smith: Serious looking injury was only cramping

    startribune.com Jan 8, 2013
    The rookie safety is fine. Breathe a sigh of relief, Vikings fans.
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  • Vikings' Allen to have surgery after Pro Bowl

    Vikings' Allen to have surgery after Pro Bowl

    ESPN.com Jan 8, 2013
    Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen said he'll wait until after the Pro Bowl to have surgery on his left shoulder to repair a torn labrum he's had for months.
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  • Twitter campaign gets Adrian Peterson to call cancer-stricken b…

    Twitter campaign gets Adrian Peterson to call cancer-stricken boy

    How great was Vikings running back Adrian Peterson’s season?  It was so great that he’s still doing great things, even after the season ended. Via the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, a Twitter campaign launched by friends of a Fairport, New York teen
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  • BBAO: Mike Singletary joins Bears' list

    BBAO: Mike Singletary joins Bears' list

    ESPN.com Jan 8, 2013
    We're Black and Blue All Over: Make that an even dozen reported candidates for the Chicago Bears' open head-coaching position. The latest: Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports the Bears want to interview a pair of Minnesota Vikings assistants: Mike…
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  • Video - PTI Big Finish January 8th 00:56

    PTI Big Finish January 8th

    Jan 8
    PTI runs down Tuesday's top stories.
  • Video - Pekovic, Wolves Hold Off Hawks 00:56

    Pekovic, Wolves Hold Off Hawks

    Jan 8
    Nikola Pekovic's double-double, 25 points and 18 boards, leads Timberwolves to 108-103 win over Hawks.

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    Jan 8
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    Jan 8
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