MINNEAPOLIS (KTTC/AP) -- Kevin Love had 25 points and 17 rebounds and hit two huge 3s in the fourth quarter to help the Minnesota Timberwolves beat the Dallas Mavericks 99-82 on Sunday night, ending an 18-game losing streak dating to last season.
The young Wolves closed the game with a 15-0 run and this win has been a long time coming. They lost the last 15 games of last season and the first three of this year, meaning it's been 295 days since the franchise's last victory.
Ricky Rubio added 14 points and seven assists and Luke Ridnour scored 11 for the Timberwolves (1-3), who were winners for the first time under new coach Rick Adelman.
Dirk Nowitzki scored 21 points, but the defending champions have looked slow and sloppy in starting the season 1-4.