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The Timberwolves went on a 9-4 run over the next 1:37, capped by Shved's 3-pointers that gave Minnesota an 85-72 lead.
Dallas cut its deficit to 85-78, but Minnesota went 5 of 6 on free throws in the final minute to put the game away.
Luke Ridnour had 15 points and eight assists, and reserve Dante Cunningham chipped in 14 points for the Timberwolves.
Minnesota went on an 11-2 run late in the first quarter to jump out to an early 10-point lead.
The Mavericks missed 13 of their final 15 shots in the first quarter, then they misfired on their first four attempts of the second.
The Timberwolves capitalized on Dallas' offensive struggles as Cunningham broke free for an easy dunk, putting the Timberwolves up 29-17 early in the second.
The Mavericks cut into Minnesota's lead late in the first half. They hit their final three shots to get within 45-39 at halftime.
NOTES: Dallas All-Star forward Dirk Nowitzki said during an in-game television interview that his rehab from right knee surgery is going slower than he expected. He offered no timeframe for his return. Nowitzki is about halfway through the expected six-week recovery process. ... Minnesota won for only the fourth time in its last 23 games against the Mavericks.
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