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Timberwolves 103, Nets 88: New Year, Same Embarrassment

So much for turning the page.

The New Jersey Nets opened 2011 with possibly one of their worst games of the season, falling on the road to the Minnesota Timberwolves 103-88.  They have now lost five straight games.

Sasha Vujacic scored 22 points off the bench to lead the Nets in a losing effort.  Travis Outlaw added 17 points while leading-scorer Brook Lopez could only manage six points in 31 minutes.

Minnesota was led by Kevin Love with team-highs of 23 points and 10 rebounds as he recorded his 20th straight double-double.  Darko Milicic chipped in 16 points on a near perfect 8 for 9 shooting.

The Nets held a one point lead at halftime but scored just nine points in the third quarter as the Timberwolves turned a deficit into a runaway victory.  It was the Nets lowest point total of any quarter this season.

The Wolves have now beaten the Nets eight straight times in Minnesota.

New Jersey will have a few days to try and find a way to turn things around before their next game on Wednesday against the Chicago Bulls in Newark.

Final - 1.1.2011 1 2 3 4 Total
New Jersey Nets 29 26 9 24 88
Minnesota Timberwolves 36 18 23 26 103

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