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Suns 104, Timberwolves 96

February 15, 2001

PHOENIX (AP) _ Shawn Marion set a career high for the second night in a row with 38 points and Jason Kidd had his sixth triple-double of the season as the Phoenix Suns beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 104-96 Wednesday.

Marion, who had 28 points and 13 rebounds in Phoenix’s victory at Golden State on Tuesday, scored 27 in the second half Wednesday, 11 in the last three minutes. He also grabbed 12 rebounds.

Marion was 15-for-22 from the field and 8-for-8 at the foul line.

Kidd had 19 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds. His 10th rebound _ and 37th career triple-double _ came on Minnesota’s final shot with one second to play.

LaPhonso Ellis had 20 points and 13 rebounds and Kevin Garnett 20 points and 12 boards for the Timberwolves, who have lost two in a row after Portland snapped their 11-game winning streak Tuesday night.

Terrell Brandon added 19 points and 13 assists for the Timberwolves.

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