Pekovic and Rubio lead Wolves past Bucks 107-98
Causcol03 Causcol 03 - A Milwaukee Bucks logo decorates the floor at at Gee's Clippers at 4327 W. Fond Du Lac Av. in Milwaukee on Thursday, March 28, 2013. The shop owned by Gaulien "Gee" Smith is a popular place for haircuts. Photo by Mike De Sisti / MDESISTI@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Mike De Sisti
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Nikola Pekovic scored 27 points and Ricky Rubio added 18 points, 12 assists and eight steals to lead the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 107-98 win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night.
Pekovic made 11 of 14 shots from the field, while Rubio connected on five of his six attempts from 3-point range for the Timberwolves, who went 8-of-13 from beyond the arc as a team and led throughout most of the game.
Ersan Ilyasova had 29 points and 12 rebounds, Monta Ellis scored 18 points and Mike Dunleavy added 15 for Milwaukee, which holds a six-game lead on Philadelphia for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.