Thursday, August 21, 2014   

(NBA) Wolves earn close win over Mavericks despite blowing leads
(03-20 17:55)

Kevin Love scored 35 points, including the go-ahead basket in overtime, and Ricky Rubio had a triple-double as Minnesota blew several leads before hanging on to beat Dallas 123-122.
The Timberwolves broke a six-game stretch of alternating wins and losses with their second straight victory to move two games over .500 for the first time since Nov. 23.
Dirk Nowitzki scored 27 for Dallas and put the Mavericks ahead with a fadeaway over Love with 33 seconds left in overtime before Love scored on a jump hook with 17 seconds to go.
Nowitzki missed on another try over Love in the final seconds as the Mavericks saw a three-game winning streak and missed a chance to move a season-high 15 games over .500.
Rubio had 22 points, 15 assists and 10 rebounds. --AP   
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