Wolves build huge lead, hold on at MSG in 109-100 win over Knicks

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For the second time in franchise history, the Wolves are 3-0.

Minnesota jumped out to a 40-19 lead in front of a star studded Madison Square Garden crowd tonight, and held off a late charge by New York to claim a 109-100 win.

Kevin Love led all scorers with 34 points, and Kevin Martin added 30 of his own while putting up a perfect 5-for-5 mark from beyond the arc.

Spike Lee, Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera, and others of the celebrity ilk took in the fast-paced game courtside, and the Knicks gave them their moneys worth with a comeback that got them within five late.

But a Kevin Love three broke the momentum, and staunch defense stepped up as the game came to a close giving Minnesota the victory.

The Wolves are back Tuesday against Kyrie Irving and Cavaliers from Cleveland at 6 p.m.

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