Minnesota shot 53 percent from the field and Pekovic was a chief contributor by going 11-of-14 while scoring 27 points. The Timberwolves made 8-of-13 shots from 3-point range.
Ricky Rubio added 19 points, 12 assists and eight steals in helping Minnesota win for the third time in four games. Derrick Williams tacked on 15 points.
Milwaukee, a loser six times in its last eight games, was led by Ersan Ilyasova with 29 points and 12 rebounds.
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