Barea, Wolves snap Thunder's 12-game streak

Barea, Wolves snap Thunder's 12-game streak
December 20, 2012, 9:56 pm
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Minnesota Timberwolves' Nikola Pekovic (14), of Montenegro, shoots against Oklahoma City Thunder's Kendrick Perkins (5) during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game at the Target Center on Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Hannah Foslien)

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) J.J. Barea scored 14 of his 18 points in the fourth quarter and the Minnesota Timberwolves ended Oklahoma City's 12-game winning streak with a 99-93 victory over the Thunder on Thursday night.

Kevin Love had 28 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists and Nikola Pekovic had 24 points and 10 rebounds for Minnesota. But it was Barea who was the key, scoring 12 straight at one point for the Wolves to hold off the team with the best record in the league.

Kevin Durant had 33 points, seven rebounds and six assists and Russell Westbrook had 30 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists for the Thunder, who had not lost a game since Nov. 23 at Boston.