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Timberwolves beat Pistons 121-94

Another Love double-double, 26 and 16, leads Minnesota to victory

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    Minnesota Timberwolves power forward Kevin Love (42) drives on Detroit Pistons power forward Josh Harrellson (55) in the first half of an NBA basketball game in Auburn Hills, Mich., Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

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    Detroit Pistons small forward Josh Smith (6) drives on Minnesota Timberwolves small forward Corey Brewer (13) in the first half of an NBA basketball game in Auburn Hills, Mich., Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

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    Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond, right, dunks against Minnesota Timberwolves shooting guard Kevin Martin (23) in the first half of an NBA basketball game in Auburn Hills, Mich., Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

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    Minnesota Timberwolves power forward Kevin Love (42) shoots as Detroit Pistons shooting guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (5) defends.

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Minnesota Timberwolves power forward Kevin Love (42) shoots as Detroit Pistons shooting guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (5) defends.

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AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Kevin Love had 26 points and 16 rebounds to lead the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 121-94 rout of the Detroit Pistons on tonight.

Love only played 30 minutes, sitting out the fourth quarter with the big lead. Detroit was unable to stop him inside, outside or on the break. Several of his seven assists came on his trademark 70-foot outlet passes off missed shots.

Nikola Pekovic and Kevin Martin added 18 points each for Minnesota, which finished with six players in double figures.

Brandon Jennings had 20 points for Detroit, but Greg Monroe and Andre Drummond were held to a combined total of 18 points and 10 rebounds.

The Pistons have relied heavily on their frontcourt this season, but didn’t have the advantage in that matchup against Minnesota.

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