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Love scores 35, Rubio gets triple-double as Timberwolves hang on to beat Mavs, 123-122 in OT

  • Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love (42) shoots against Dallas Mavericks guard Vince Carter (25) during the first half an NBA basketball game Wednesday, March 19, 2014, in Dallas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

    Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love (42) shoots against Dallas Mavericks guard Vince Carter (25) during the first half an NBA basketball game Wednesday, March 19, 2014, in Dallas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)  (The Associated Press)

  • Minnesota Timberwolves forward Corey Brewer (13) scores a basket against Dallas Mavericks guard Devin Harris (20) during the first half an NBA basketball game Wednesday, March 19, 2014, in Dallas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

    Minnesota Timberwolves forward Corey Brewer (13) scores a basket against Dallas Mavericks guard Devin Harris (20) during the first half an NBA basketball game Wednesday, March 19, 2014, in Dallas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)  (The Associated Press)

  • Minnesota Timberwolves forward Corey Brewer (13) drives against Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki (41) of Germany during the first half an NBA basketball game Wednesday, March 19, 2014, in Dallas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

    Minnesota Timberwolves forward Corey Brewer (13) drives against Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki (41) of Germany during the first half an NBA basketball game Wednesday, March 19, 2014, in Dallas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)  (The Associated Press)

Kevin Love scored 35 points, including the go-ahead basket in overtime, Ricky Rubio had a triple-double and the Minnesota Timberwolves blew several leads before hanging on for a 123-122 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday night.

The Timberwolves broke a six-game stretch of alternating wins and losses with their second straight victory to move two games over .500 for the first time since Nov. 23.

Dirk Nowitzki scored 27 for Dallas and put the Mavericks ahead with a fadeaway over Love with 33 seconds left in overtime before Love scored on a jump hook with 17 seconds to go.

Nowitzki missed on another try over Love in the final seconds as the Mavericks saw a three-game winning streak and missed a chance to move a season-high 15 games over .500.

Rubio had 22 points, 15 assists and 10 rebounds.