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Minneapolis, MN (Sports Network) - No Kevin Love, no Ricky Rubio, no problem for the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday.

J.J. Barea poured in a game-high 21 points and handed out five assists as the T'Wolves knocked off the Sacramento Kings, 92-80, in their season opener at Target Center.

Brandon Roy, who missed the entire 2011-12 season after he announced his retirement in March of 2011, returned to the hardwood and scored 10 points to go with six assists and five rebounds, while Andrei Kirilenko added 10 points, five assists and seven rebounds in the T'Wolves' first home-opening win since 2009-10.

Love, the T'Wolves All-Star center, will be out likely until the holidays after he broke his hand in the offseason, while Rubio suffered a torn ACL last March.

Isaiah Thomas scored 20 points, while Marcus Thornton contributed 15 points on 6-of-13 shooting for the Kings, who fell to Chicago in their season-opener on Wednesday.