Vasquez's double-double leads Hornets past Wolves

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Minnesota Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic (14) is guarded by New Orleans Hornets center Robin Lopez (15) during the first quarter of a game at the New Orleans Arena. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports
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NEW ORLEANS - Greivis Vasquez had 18 points and 13 assists to lead the New Orleans Hornets to a 104-92 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night for their fourth straight win.

Eric Gordon added 16 points, Ryan Anderson had 15, Jason Smith 14, Al-Farouz Aminu 12 and Roger Mason 10 for the Hornets, who have won five out of six with Gordon in the starting lineup.

Luke Ridnour scored 20 points to lead a balanced Timberwolves offense. Nikola Pekovic added 18 points, Andrei Kirilenko 17, Dante Cunningham 12 and Alexey Shved 11.

New Orleans trailed 29-14 after the first quarter but outscored Minnesota 56-32 over the next two periods to take a 70-61 lead.

The Hornets hit the century mark for the first time since 113-102 loss to Minnesota on Dec. 14.

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