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Dallas, TX (Sports Network) - Nikola Pekovic netted a team-high 20 points and pulled down six rebounds as the Minnesota Timberwolves knocked off the Dallas Mavericks, 90-82, on Monday at American Airlines Center.

Andrei Kirilenko finished with a double-double on 16 points and 11 rebounds, while Alexey Shved also added 16 points for the Timberwolves, who are off to their best seven-game start (5-2) since they won six of their first seven in 2001.

Luke Ridnour and Dante Cunningham chipped in with 15 and 14 points, respectively, in the victory.

Darren Collison scored a game-high 21 points and O.J. Mayo added 18 in the setback for the Mavericks, who fell to 4-4 on the season.

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