MVP: Nikola Pekovic, Wolves

Timberwolves Nation has clamored for a new starting center, and it might now have one after Friday's 27-point, 11-rebound career night in which he played nearly 34 minutes.

BY THE NUMBERS

6-4 Wolves' road record after they went 5-36 each of the two previous seasons.

8 Darko Milicic's minutes, none of them after halftime.

6 Ricky Rubio steals after he had just one in his previous four games.

JERRY ZGODA