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Paul Battaglia, Associated Press
Minnesota Timberwolves guard Corey Brewer (22), left, tries to strip the ball away from New Jersey Nets guard Sasha Vujacic, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 1, 2011, in Minneapolis.

MINNEAPOLIS — Kevin Love had 23 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 103-88 victory over the New Jersey Nets on Saturday night.

Darko Milicic scored 16 points on 8-for-9 shooting and the defensively porous Wolves held the Nets to nine points in the third quarter to win for the third time in four games.

Sasha Vujacic tied a career high with 22 points for the Nets, who have lost five in a row. Former University of Minnesota star Kris Humphries added 12 points and 14 rebounds, but managed just two points and four rebounds in the second half as the Nets fell apart.