VegasInsider.com
VI Mobile Scores and Betting OddsVI Mobile Scores and Betting Odds Be Social
Home
NFL
NBA
NHL
MLB
NCAA FB
NCAA BK
Golf
Auto
Horses
Soccer
Boxing/MMA
More
Betting Tools

 
Timberwolves surprise Bucks, 107-98

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Nikola Pekovic scored 27 points and Ricky Rubio added 18 points, 12 assists and eight steals to lead the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 107-98 win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night.

Advertisement
Pekovic made 11 of 14 shots from the field and also had eight rebounds. Rubio connected on five of his six attempts from 3-point range for the Timberwolves, who went 8-of-13 from beyond the arc as a team and led most of the game.

Ersan Ilyasova had 29 points and 12 rebounds, Monta Ellis scored 18 points and Mike Dunleavy added 15 for Milwaukee, which holds a six-game lead on Philadelphia for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.

Minnesota shot 61.9 percent to jump out to a 34-23 lead after the first quarter.

The Timberwolves moved ahead by 14 points, their biggest lead of the game, early in the second before the Bucks broke off a 22-6 run to surge in front 48-46. The Timberwolves closed the quarter on a 9-4 spurt to take a 55-52 lead at the half. Rubio had 15 first-half points while sinking all five of his 3-pointers. The Timberwolves made seven 3-pointers in the opening half.

Minnesota held the lead throughout the third quarter and took an 87-81 advantage heading into the final period.

Pekovic continued a run of strong games after he had 22 points and 15 rebounds in a win over Oklahoma City on Friday and scored 29 at home Monday to help beat Boston.

Minnesota had 58 points in the paint, compared to just 38 for Milwaukee.

Notes: Milwaukee coach Jim Boylan said Luc Richard Mbah a Moute still appears to be dealing with lingering effects from surgery on his right knee last offseason. ``He's not moving around the way he has in prior years with us,'' Boylan said. ``You have to figure that his knee isn't quite as good as he'd want it to be. It'll continue to take a little more time.'' .Boylan questioned why the league schedule has the Bucks playing all of their games down the stretch against teams outside their division. ``We're done with anybody in our division. We were done with some teams in our division back in January. You'd think that if you were in a battle for a division title it'd be nice if you were playing them in March or April.'' . A moment of silence was held for NBA referee Greg Willard, who died Monday of pancreatic cancer at age 54.

Copyright 2017 by STATS LLC and Associated Press.
Any commercial use or distribution without the express written
consent of STATS LLC and Associated Press is strictly prohibited.

  
HEADLINES
Akins: Hoop Trends - Sunday
BetOnline.ag: Books adjust to Celtics
DeRozan scores 33, Raptors beat Wiz
Fultz out 2 to 3 more weeks for 76ers
Warriors SF Durant out Sunday
Wizards' Wall out with swollen knee
MORE HEADLINES
 
Why Buy Picks From VegasInsider.com
NBA Pro Basketball Expert Handicapper Sports Picks Records
NBA Hot Streaks
3-0 Last Night, 12-2 Win Streak
6-2 L8, 10-3 Run, 67% +1,097 TY
5 NBA Wins in a Row
7-1 Picks, 9-2 G-Plays, 11-3 Totals
4-2 L6, 13-7 L20, +1,493 This Year
4-0 G-Plays, 5-1 Totals, 13-5 Picks
2-0 LN, 5-1 L3 Days, 11-4 G-Plays
6-1 L7 Guarantees, 6-2 L8 Picks
4-2 Y'day, 5-1 L6 Guarantees
6-1 L4 Days, 18-7 L25 G-Plays
10-5 L4 Days, 16-8 Run, 7-2 GPlays
4-0 L4, 9-3 G-Plays TY, 7-3 Picks
19-10 Guarantees This Year
4-1 L5, 7-2 L9 Selections
9-3 Guaranteed Plays TY
4-1 L5 Totals, 4-2 L6 G-Plays
3-1 L2 Days, 15-8 L23 Selections
4-1 Record Last 2 Days
7-3 L10 NBA Selections
4-1 L5 NBA Selections
6-2 Record Last Night
NBA Pro Basketball Expert Sports Picks - Gary Bart
2017 NBA SEASON PICK RECORDS
Money Leaders
Handicapper Money
Gary Bart + 1493
Mark Franco + 1097
Bill Marzano + 858
Last 7 Day Leaders
Handicapper Money
The Gold Sheet + 991
Bruce Marshall + 734
Micah Roberts + 654
Percentage Leaders
Handicapper Pct
Michael Black 70 %
Mark Franco 67 %
Marc Lawrence 62 %
Guaranteed Leaders
Handicapper Money
Bill Marzano + 940
Doc's Sports + 819
Mark Franco + 730
Over-Under Leaders
Handicapper Money
Antony Dinero + 1006
Jimmy Boyd + 622
Micah Roberts + 318
Member Leaders
Handicapper Money
Jimmy Boyd + 559
Chip Chirimbes + 340
Bruce Marshall + 219
MORE PICK RECORDS
  
corner graphic
With a VI Gold Membership, you can SAVE 10% off a Live Odds subscription, SAVE 20% off Daily Pick packages, and receive access to up to 1,000 Member Plays each month!
VI Gold Membership