Wolves 106, Spurs 96 03 Jan 12

Kevin Love collected 24 points and 15 rebounds and Luke Ridnour added 19 points and nine assists as the Minnesota Timberwolves picked up their second straight win 106-96 over the visiting San Antonio Spurs on Monday.

Michael Beasley chipped in 19 points for the Timberwolves, who had gone 284 days without a victory before taking down the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday.

The Spurs, who had beaten Minnesota 16 straight times, suffered a costly injury when veteran guard Manu Ginobili broke a bone in his left shooting hand. He will be re-evaluated Tuesday.

For the second night in a row, the Timberwolves had no problem scoring against a Western Conference power, shooting 58 percent from the field, including 12 of 21 from beyond the arc.

Love led the charge, knocking down 8 of 15 overall and 4 of 9 from 3-point range.

Minnesota led 66-59 at the half and extended it in the third quarter, getting 3-pointers from Love and Wesley Johnson during a 10-0 run midway through the frame that pushed it to 85-68.

San Antonio closed within 100-90 with 6:58 left but made only one field goal the rest of the way.

Tim Duncan and Richard Jefferson scored 16 points each for the Spurs.