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Pekovic finishes third for Most Improved

Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic finished third behind Orlando's Ryan Anderson and Milwaukee's Irsan Illyasova for the NBA's Most Improved Player award. Pekovic became Minnesota's second leading scorer and rebound behind Kevin Love. He averaged 13.9 points and 7.4 rebounds per game.
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Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic finished third behind Orlando's Ryan Anderson and Milwaukee's Irsan Illyasova for the NBA's Most Improved Player award. Pekovic became Minnesota's second leading scorer and rebound behind Kevin Love. He averaged 13.9 points and 7.4 rebounds per game.

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