Barea's burst helps Wolves halt Thunder's win streak

  • Article by: JERRY ZGODA , Star Tribune
  • Updated: December 21, 2012 - 2:31 PM

J.J. Barea's 14 points in the fourth quarter helped the Wolves end the Thunder's 12-game winning streak.

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medifamDec. 20, 12 9:57 PM

Big win for the Wolves. JJ started to resemble that tiny ring winner with the Mavs. Go Wolves!!

15octoberDec. 20, 1210:30 PM

Hard work and hustling on defense proves to be a winner, but million dollar players will play like they want to play. If the effort was the same other nights, this would be a good club with a better record.

jplamp9Dec. 20, 1210:44 PM

So many positives, ball movement was incredible, Shved 12 assists, Barea hit huge, tough shots, Love hot from 3 point range & Pec unstoppable down low. Kirilenko played well but Durant's unstoppable. One of the biggest and most exciting wins in a long time.

slammanDec. 20, 1210:45 PM

Where are all the geniuses that want to trade Love? This is just the begining of what this team can do. I like what Coach Adelman said, that he is looking forward to the time when this (beating a team like OKC) is not a big deal. It is expected. Hats off to JJ, playing the game the way it should be, like a super competitive winner. It's all about earning respect.

jsestudiosDec. 20, 1210:49 PM

Love the way JJ plays, he is not afraid of taking the big shots and how about that charge on Durant. Lets Go Wolves

cactusjackDec. 20, 1211:32 PM

Oneheckava win. The WEolves deserved this win. Finally puty 4 quarters together. Great win!!

manoliveDec. 20, 1211:48 PM

Love was looking like his old Dominant self. All is well when Kevin knocks down the three. The defense was spectacular, with even Kevin love getting three blocked shots. This proves we can play with anybody. Even Miami was dominated by us on the boards. The two best teams in the NBA were dominated for six out of 8 quarters By the injury riddled T Wolves. There is no hope for the rest of the West. If they can get healthy, Wolves to NBA finals!

wisstinks4Dec. 20, 1211:57 PM

Can I hear you saw its about darn time we land a signiture win. Our big dogs had their way inside the paint tonight. Way to roll Love and Pekovic, add in a healthy dose of JJ the microwave point machine and we landed a solid Win tonight. It was a payback game from the mess last year 140-141 in OT. Good for you Wolves, show your teeth and chew up the competition.

dforbortDec. 21, 1212:09 AM

Great win and fun to finally see the Wolves on TNT. This team has a ton of upside potential IF they can avoid more major injuries...and that's a big IF considering recent history.

abemntocalDec. 21, 1212:17 AM

Great team win! OKC is so talented that despite the performances of Pek and KLove and Alexy the Thunder would have come back and won that game if not for JJ going nuts in the fourth. That is truly a signature win to be proud of because OKC is such a good team.


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