Sanders hits pro records playing Timberwolves Friday
Bucks still take a loss; final 95-85
MINNEAPOLIS — Larry Sanders made his first professional triple double in Friday night’s game against the Minnesota Timberwolves at Target Center, though it wasn’t enough to pull the Bucks ahead. The Timberwolves took the game with a 95-85 victory.
Sanders had a career-high 10 blocks to go with 10 points and 12 rebounds and tied a franchise record for blocked shots, matching Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s 10 blocks in a 1973 Bucks game.
Sanders and Brandon Jennings had 18 points and six boards for the Bucks, who lost backup point guard Beno Udrih to a right leg injury in the fourth quarter.
The Timberwolves’ Alexey Shved scored 10 of his 16 points in the fourth quarter and Kevin Love overcame a nasty stomach bug to collect 15 points and 14 rebounds.
Nikola Pekovic had 14 points and tied a career high with 16 rebounds and J.J. Barea added 15 points and five assists for the Wolves, who are getting star guard Ricky Rubio back at practice this weekend for the first time since he tore an ACL last March.