Hornets Lose at Home Again

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Kevin Love scored 34 points, Ricky Rubio hit

the tiebreaking free throws in his first career start, and the

Minnesota Timberwolves beat the New Orleans Hornets 87-80 on Friday


Rubio finished with 12 points and nine assists. Love had 17

points in the third quarter and also grabbed 15 rebounds for his

11th consecutive double-double. The Timberwolves finished 33 of 38

from the foul line.

Marco Belinelli scored a season-high 20 points for the Hornets,

who lost for the eighth time in nine games and their fifth in a row

at home. Emeka Okafor contributed 16 points and 14 rebounds.