Minneapolis, MN (Sports Network) - Nikola Pekovic scored a game-high 21 points and pulled down nine rebounds as the Minnesota Timberwolves outlasted the Dallas Mavericks, 114-106, in overtime on Saturday at Target Center.
Alexey Shved netted 18 points with six assists, while Derrick Williams contributed 16 and six rebounds for the Timberwolves, who have won a season- high four straight.
Luke Ridnour scored 15 points, while Andrei Kirilenko put home 14 and grabbed 10 boards and J.J. Barea finished with 14 points in the victory.
Minnesota point guard Ricky Rubio made his season debut after suffering a torn anterior cruciate ligament and lateral collateral ligament in his left knee last March. Rubio donated eight points and handed out nine assists.
O.J. Mayo and Derek Fisher scored 20 points apiece in the setback for Dallas, which has lost three straight games.