Brooklyn, NY (Sports Network) - Chase Budinger scored 14 of his 16 points in
the second half as the Minnesota Timberwolves handed the Brooklyn Nets their
first loss at the Barclays Center with a 107-96 come-from-behind victory.
Nikola Pekovic poured in a game-high 21 points in just 16 minutes, while
Andrei Kirilenko recorded 16 points, eight rebounds and six assists to help
the Timberwolves overcome a 22-point third-quarter deficit and improve to 2-1
without injured stars Kevin Love and Ricky Rubio.
Minnesota outscored the Nets by a whopping 58-25 margin over the final 20
minutes and shot 56.8 percent over the final two quarters in Brooklyn's second
regular-season game at its brand new facility.
The Nets, on the other hand, went just 13-of-35 (37.1 percent) from the field
in the second half and mustered a mere 10 points during the fourth quarter.
Joe Johnson had 19 points and Deron Williams amassed 18 points and 13 assists
for the new-look Nets, who christened their arrival in Brooklyn with a 107-100
home win over Toronto on Saturday.
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