Love's efforts on the boards gave the Timberwolves a 51-36 edge in rebounding and helped end a five-game losing streak.
Luke Ridnour added 18 points for Minnesota and Nikola Pekovic scored 16 and collected eight rebounds.
Cousins hit two free throws with 1:20 left in the game to trim Minnesota's lead to 91-89; however, Pekovic hit a layup on the Timberwolves' next possession and Andrei Kirilenko came up with a key block on Cousins' hook shot with 59 seconds to play.
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