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Love powers Wolves past Mavs, 99-82

Kevin Love and Ricky Rubio were too much for the defending NBA champions at Target Center, as Minnesota picked up its first win of the young season.
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Kevin Love and Ricky Rubio were too much for the defending NBA champions at Target Center, as Minnesota picked up its first win of the young season.

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