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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.

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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.

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