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LOVE SIGNS, SPOILS MAVS' RING NIGHT

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DALLAS - Kevin Love had 31 points and 10 rebounds after signing his new deal, and the Timberwolves handed defending NBA champion Dallas another ceremony loss, 105-90 Wednesday.

The end of the Mavericks' seven-game home winning streak, and their franchise-record streak of holding 15 consecutive opponents to fewer than 100 points, came after they finally received their championship rings in a pregame ceremony.

That presentation came exactly a month after Dallas raised the title banner before the season opener. They trailed by 21 points at halftime that day on the way to a 105-94 loss to Miami in an NBA Finals rematch.

Dallas led by 14 before halftime against the Timberwolves. But Minnesota finished the first half with eight consecutive points in the final minute, then had a 13-4 run in the first five minutes of the third for the lead.

Earlier in the day, Love and the team agreed to a four-year contract extension worth between $60 million and $62 million. The deal includes an early termination option for Love in the final year. The All-Star power forward and the team faced an 11 p.m. Wednesday deadline to sign an extension. If not, Love would have become a restricted free agent in the summer. He will make the maximum amount of salary for the four years, but he did not get the five-year deal he sought.

"The early termination keeps my options open, and I want to see where this team is going to head," Love said. "I feel that we are (on the right track), and that we'll get there."

Lakers top value list: The Lakers surpassed the Knicks as the league's most valuable team, according to Forbes' annual report. The magazine said the Lakers' value had increased 40 percent since last year to $900 million thanks to its Time Warner TV deal. The Knicks' value is $780 million. The Magic is 11th on the list at $385 million. The Lakers' Kobe Bryant is the league's top earner at $53.2 million, ahead of Miami's LeBron James ($49 million) and Orlando's Dwight Howard ($28.9 million).

Game highlights: Danny Granger scored 22 and the Pacers became the first visiting team to win on the Bulls' home floor this season, 95-90. The Bulls are 16-4 and 8-1 at home. Guard Derrick Rose led Chicago with 24 points but had only two in the fourth. ... Deron Williams scored 34, including a go-ahead 3 with 26.8 seconds left in overtime, to lift the Nets to a 97-90 win over the host 76ers. ... LeBron James scored 32, including the game's last six from the free-throw line, to lead the Heat to a 101-98 win over the host Pistons

Around the league: The Nuggets signed Danilo Gallinari, 23, to a four-year, roughly $42 million extension, the Associated Press reported. ... Suns backup center Robin Lopez was suspended for one game by the league for bumping a game official earlier this week. ... Kings leading scorer Marcus Thornton is expected to be out one to two weeks with a left thigh bruise.

Timberwolves 105, Mavs 90

MINNESOTA (105): D.Williams 4-7 1-3 10, Love 9-16 9-10 31, Milicic 4-6 0-0 8, Rubio 4-16 8-9 17, Ellington 5-15 5-6 16, Randolph 1-4 0-0 2, Johnson 2-5 0-0 5, Tolliver 1-3 0-0 3, Pekovic 4-5 5-5 13. Totals 34-77 28-33 105.

DALLAS (90): Marion 6-11 3-4 15, Odom 2-14 1-2 5, Haywood 4-6 0-0 8, Kidd 3-6 0-0 8, West 1-3 0-0 3, Yi 4-11 0-0 8, Terry 8-19 0-0 17, Mahinmi 1-5 1-2 3, Cardinal 1-3 0-0 3, Beaubois 5-11 0-0 11, Wright 4-6 1-2 9, Jones 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 39-95 6-10 90.

Minnesota 26 26 26 27 - 105

Dallas 27 27 18 18 - 90

3-Point Goals-Minnesota 9-21 (Love 4-6, Johnson 1-2, D.Williams 1-2, Tolliver 1-3, Ellington 1-3, Rubio 1-5), Dallas 6-22 (Kidd 2-5, West 1-1, Cardinal 1-3, Beaubois 1-4, Terry 1-6, Marion 0-1, Odom 0-2). Fouled Out-None. Rebounds-Minnesota 55 (Love 10), Dallas 53 (Haywood 10). Assists-Minnesota 20 (Rubio 12), Dallas 22 (Kidd 7). Total Fouls-Minnesota 12, Dallas 24. Technicals-Dallas defensive three second. A-20,150.

Pacers 95, Bulls 90

INDIANA (95): Granger 9-16 1-2 22, West 6-18 2-4 14, Hibbert 9-14 2-3 20, Collison 3-7 5-6 11, George 6-12 0-0 13, Hill 1-5 0-0 2, Hansbrough 3-5 4-6 10, Stephenson 0-0 0-0 0, Amundson 0-1 0-0 0, Jones 1-2 0-0 3. Totals 38-80 14-21 95.

CHICAGO (90): Brewer 8-15 4-5 20, Boozer 5-14 1-2 11, Noah 5-9 0-0 10, Rose 9-19 5-5 24, Hamilton 6-20 4-5 17, Butler 1-1 0-0 2, Scalabrine 1-2 0-0 2, Watson 0-6 1-2 1, Korver 1-3 0-0 3, Asik 0-1 0-2 0. Totals 36-90 15-21 90.

Indiana 24 20 31 20 - 95

Chicago 23 31 20 16 - 90

3-Point Goals-Indiana 5-10 (Granger 3-4, Jones 1-1, George 1-3, Hill 0-2), Chicago 3-13 (Korver 1-2, Hamilton 1-3, Rose 1-4, Scalabrine 0-1, Brewer 0-3). Fouled Out-None. Rebounds-Indiana 51 (Granger 9), Chicago 58 (Noah 13). Assists-Indiana 18 (Collison 8), Chicago 19 (Brewer 5). Total Fouls-Indiana 20, Chicago 20. Technicals-Hibbert, Ind. three second. A-21,755.

Heat 101, Pistons 98

MIAMI (101): James 9-20 13-14 32, Bosh 12-15 2-2 27, Anthony 2-4 3-4 7, Chalmers 5-7 3-3 16, Battier 0-3 0-0 0, Haslem 0-3 0-0 0, Miller 5-8 0-0 10, Curry 0-2 0-0 0, Cole 4-9 1-2 9, Jones 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 37-71 22-25 101.

DETROIT (98): Wilkins 4-9 0-0 9, Wallace 0-2 0-0 0, Monroe 8-14 4-4 20, Knight 7-14 2-5 17, Stuckey 3-5 9-12 15, Jerebko 3-7 0-0 7, Daye 10-18 4-4 28, Russell Jr. 1-1 0-0 2, Maxiell 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 36-72 19-25 98.

Miami 24 32 24 21 - 101

Detroit 17 33 24 24 - 98

3-Point Goals-Miami 5-15 (Chalmers 3-5, Bosh 1-1, James 1-3, Miller 0-1, Cole 0-2, Battier 0-3), Detroit 7-22 (Daye 4-8, Jerebko 1-3, Knight 1-4, Wilkins 1-5, Stuckey 0-2). Fouled Out-Stuckey. Rebounds-Miami 28 (James, Bosh 6), Detroit 51 (Monroe 10). Assists-Miami 24 (James 7), Detroit 19 (Stuckey 6). Total Fouls-Miami 20, Detroit 24. Technicals-Detroit Coach Frank. A-18,058.

Nets 97, 76ers 90 OT

NEW JERSEY (97): Stevenson 1-2 0-0 3, Humphries 6-11 1-2 13, Okur 3-13 2-2 11, D.Williams 14-28 3-4 34, Morrow 5-11 4-4 16, Farmar 5-11 0-0 12, Sha.Williams 2-3 0-0 5, She.Williams 1-2 1-2 3, Owens 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 37-82 11-14 97.

PHILADELPHIA (90): Iguodala 4-12 4-4 12, Brand 6-10 4-5 16, Battie 1-1 0-0 2, Holiday 5-13 2-2 14, Meeks 2-4 0-0 6, Young 5-9 0-0 10, L.Williams 7-15 2-4 17, Allen 2-5 2-2 6, Turner 3-10 1-2 7. Totals 35-79 15-19 90.

New Jersey 22 21 23 16 15 - 97

Philadelphia 18 27 16 21 8 - 90

3-Point Goals-New Jersey 12-27 (D.Williams 3-7, Okur 3-8, Farmar 2-4, Morrow 2-4, Sha.Williams 1-2, Stevenson 1-2), Philadelphia 5-14 (Holiday 2-2, Meeks 2-4, L.Williams 1-4, Young 0-1, Turner 0-1, Iguodala 0-2). Fouled Out-Brand. Rebounds-New Jersey 54 (Humphries 19), Philadelphia 42 (Meeks 8). Assists-New Jersey 21 (D.Williams 11), Philadelphia 21 (Holiday 7). Total Fouls-New Jersey 15, Philadelphia 20. Technicals-Phi. defensive three second. A-13,138.

Cavaliers 91, Knicks 81

NEW YORK (81): Anthony 5-14 5-7 15, Stoudemire 9-19 1-1 19, Chandler 4-6 3-4 11, Shumpert 3-9 1-2 7, Fields 5-7 3-4 13, Douglas 3-12 0-0 8, Jeffries 1-3 1-2 4, Walker 1-3 0-0 2, Bibby 1-3 0-0 2. Totals 32-76 14-20 81.

CLEVELAND (91): Casspi 5-8 2-4 13, Jamison 6-15 0-0 15, Varejao 4-8 2-4 10, Irving 1-7 4-4 7, Parker 5-11 1-4 13, Samuels 3-7 0-0 6, Gibson 2-7 3-3 8, Sessions 1-5 0-0 3, Hollins 4-4 1-4 9, Gee 3-6 1-3 7. Totals 34-78 14-26 91.

New York 23 22 19 17 - 81

Cleveland 27 18 24 22 - 91

3-Point Goals-New York 3-20 (Douglas 2-8, Jeffries 1-2, Stoudemire 0-1, Shumpert 0-1, Fields 0-1, Bibby 0-2, Walker 0-2, Anthony 0-3), Cleveland 9-20 (Jamison 3-4, Parker 2-4, Sessions 1-1, Casspi 1-1, Irving 1-4, Gibson 1-4, Varejao 0-1, Gee 0-1). Fouled Out-None. Rebounds-New York 54 (Stoudemire 14), Cleveland 52 (Varejao 16). Assists-New York 18 (Anthony 6), Cleveland 28 (Irving 7). Total Fouls-New York 23, Cleveland 21. Technicals-Chandler. A-16,760.

Wizards 92, Bobcats 75

CHARLOTTE (75): Brown 3-7 4-6 10, Thomas 5-9 3-4 13, Mullens 1-6 3-4 5, Walker 4-19 0-0 8, Carroll 7-10 3-3 17, Diaw 2-8 0-0 4, White 1-4 0-0 2, Higgins 4-10 4-6 13, Biyombo 0-2 1-2 1, Najera 0-0 0-0 0, Diop 1-3 0-0 2. Totals 28-78 18-25 75.

WASHINGTON (92): Lewis 3-8 0-0 6, Blatche 7-15 3-4 17, McGee 3-5 0-0 6, Wall 6-9 0-0 12, Young 7-18 4-4 20, Vesely 3-3 0-1 6, Seraphin 3-6 2-3 8, Mack 1-4 1-2 4, Crawford 4-9 1-2 9, Singleton 1-4 0-0 2, Booker 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 39-83 11-16 92.

Charlotte 17 11 21 26 - 75

Washington 31 17 23 21 - 92

3-Point Goals-Charlotte 1-9 (Higgins 1-2, Carroll 0-1, Diaw 0-2, Walker 0-4), Washington 3-10 (Young 2-4, Mack 1-2, Singleton 0-1, Crawford 0-1, Lewis 0-1, Blatche 0-1). Fouled Out-None. Rebounds-Charlotte 47 (Thomas 9), Washington 59 (McGee, Blatche 10). Assists-Charlotte 13 (Walker 4), Washington 23 (Crawford 5). Total Fouls-Charlotte 12, Was. 28. A-15,286.

Bucks 105, Rockets 99

MILWAUKEE (105): Delfino 3-9 0-0 8, Mbah a Moute 1-3 0-0 2, Bogut 1-4 1-2 3, Jennings 6-16 4-4 20, Livingston 3-6 0-0 6, Dunleavy 6-11 3-4 18, Jackson 8-16 1-2 20, Gooden 4-8 2-2 11, Ilyasova 3-7 1-2 7, Udrih 2-6 1-1 6, Leuer 0-1 0-0 0, Harris 1-2 0-0 2, Sanders 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 39-91 13-17 105.

HOUSTON (99): Parsons 7-14 2-3 16, Scola 7-11 4-5 18, Dalembert 4-9 5-6 13, Lowry 2-16 2-4 8, Martin 12-22 0-0 29, Lee 2-10 2-2 7, Dragic 2-7 0-0 4, Patterson 2-4 0-0 4. Totals 38-93 15-20 99.

Milwaukee 29 13 30 33 - 105

Houston 23 28 19 29 - 99

3-Point Goals-Milwaukee 14-29 (Jennings 4-7, Dunleavy 3-5, Jackson 3-6, Delfino 2-5, Udrih 1-2, Gooden 1-2, Livingston 0-1, Ilyasova 0-1), Houston 8-31 (Martin 5-12, Lowry 2-9, Lee 1-6, Parsons 0-2, Dragic 0-2). Fouled Out-None. Rebounds-Milwaukee 56 (Ilyasova 19), Houston 60 (Dalembert 18). Assists-Milwaukee 26 (Udrih 7), Houston 22 (Lowry 10). Total Fouls-Milwaukee 17, Houston 15. A-10,573.

Thunder 101, Hornets 91

NEW ORLEANS (91): Ariza 1-8 0-0 2, Smith 4-8 0-0 8, Okafor 4-6 0-0 8, Jack 6-14 7-7 20, Belinelli 2-8 0-0 4, Landry 2-5 11-11 15, Henry 1-5 1-2 3, Aminu 5-6 1-1 11, Ayon 8-10 0-0 16, Vasquez 2-5 0-0 4, Summers 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 35-75 20-21 91.

OKLAHOMA CITY (101): Durant 9-13 7-7 25, Ibaka 7-11 0-0 14, Perkins 1-3 1-2 3, Westbrook 4-14 6-9 14, Sefolosha 1-6 2-2 5, Harden 4-5 9-10 18, Collison 2-2 3-3 7, Jackson 2-5 0-0 4, Mohammed 1-2 0-0 2, Cook 3-3 0-0 9, Hayward 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 34-64 28-33 101.

New Orleans 22 29 20 20 - 91

Oklahoma City 30 30 18 23 - 101

3-Point Goals-New Orleans 1-7 (Jack 1-1, Smith 0-1, Ariza 0-2, Belinelli 0-3), Oklahoma City 5-13 (Cook 3-3, Harden 1-2, Sefolosha 1-4, Jackson 0-1, Durant 0-1, Westbrook 0-2). Fouled Out-None. Rebounds-New Orleans 36 (Okafor 8), Oklahoma City 40 (Ibaka, Durant 7). Assists-New Orleans 16 (Jack 5), Oklahoma City 21 (Harden 6). Total Fouls-New Orleans 24, Oklahoma City 17. Technicals-Ariza, Westbrook. A-18,203.

Spurs 105, Hawks 83

ATLANTA (83): Williams 3-6 0-0 8, Smith 6-17 1-2 13, Pachulia 2-4 1-2 5, Teague 9-13 1-2 20, J.Johnson 5-12 0-0 10, McGrady 1-4 0-0 2, I.Johnson 3-6 2-2 8, Hinrich 3-4 0-0 7, Radmanovic 0-2 2-2 2, W.Green 1-5 0-0 3, Stackhouse 2-4 0-0 5, Pargo 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 35-80 7-10 83.

SAN ANTONIO (105): Jefferson 3-10 0-0 8, Duncan 3-7 0-1 6, Blair 8-12 1-2 17, Parker 5-13 3-5 15, Leonard 4-7 0-0 8, Splitter 5-6 6-7 16, D.Green 4-9 0-0 10, Joseph 4-6 0-0 8, Bonner 6-10 0-0 17, Neal 0-0 0-0 0, Anderson 0-0 0-0 0, Thomas 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 42-82 10-15 105.

Atlanta 18 26 17 22 - 83

San Antonio 24 24 28 29 - 105

3-Point Goals-Atlanta 6-17 (Williams 2-3, Stackhouse 1-1, Hinrich 1-1, W.Green 1-2, Teague 1-3, Pargo 0-1, Smith 0-1, Radmanovic 0-2, J.Johnson 0-3), San Antonio 11-23 (Bonner 5-7, Parker 2-4, Jefferson 2-6, D.Green 2-6). Fouled Out-None. Rebounds-Atlanta 41 (Williams 9), San Antonio 52 (Duncan 11). Assists-Atlanta 17 (J.Johnson 7), San Antonio 29 (Parker 7). Total Fouls-Atlanta 17, San Antonio 16. Technicals-Smith. Flagrant Fouls-Pachulia. A-17,888.

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