Nikola Pekovic, Wolves
The Wolves center made 13 of 20 shots, including back-to-back baskets after Phoenix had taken a three-point lead in the fourth quarter. He finished with 28 points and 11 rebounds.
BY THE NUMBERS
7-5 The Wolves' record this month, their first winning record in December since going 8-6 in 2004.
4 Turnovers by Phoenix, easily the fewest for a Wolves opponent this season.
3 Wolves with double-doubles, including Pekovic, Kevin Love (23 points, 18 rebounds) and Alexey Shved (12 points, 10 assists).
112 Points in the paint by the two teams combined.