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Love, Rubio lead Timberwolves to 112-97 win over Jazz

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    Minnesota Timberwolves' Kevin Love, right, dunks the ball as Utah Jazz's Richard Jefferson (24) defends in the second quarter during an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) (The Associated Press)

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    Utah Jazz's Jeremy Evans, right, fouls Minnesota Timberwolves' Kevin Love (42) in the first quarter during an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) (The Associated Press)

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    Utah Jazz's Jeremy Evans (40) battles under the boards with Minnesota Timberwolves' Kevin Love (42) and teammate Nikola Pekovic, of Montenegro, in the second quarter during an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) (The Associated Press)

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    Minnesota Timberwolves Rick Adelman looks at the scoreboard in the second quarter during an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) (The Associated Press)

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    Utah Jazz's Gordon Hayward (20) drives to the basket as Minnesota Timberwolves' Ricky Rubio, of Spain, looks on in the first quarter during an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) (The Associated Press)

Kevin Love had 19 points, 13 rebounds and eight assists to help the Minnesota Timberwolves run past Utah 112-97 on Tuesday night and sweep a home-and-home set with the Jazz.

Ricky Rubio has returned to his spontaneous, free-flowing style and had 11 points and 13 assists for the Wolves, who snapped a seven-game losing streak in Utah.

Corey Brewer scored 19 points and Nikola Pekovic and Kevin Martin each contributed 18. Each time the Jazz threatened to get close in the fourth quarter, J.J. Barea hit big baskets and had 15 points to keep the Jazz at bay.

Gordon Hayward returned from a five-game absence to lead the Jazz with 27 points but was the only starter in double figures as his teammates seemed stuck in the rut they dug in Minnesota.