In a game filled with injuries, including a game-time decision to sit Anthony Davis, tonight's game between the Timberwolves and Pelicans felt a bit slower than usual.

"It's one of those games that just seemed like there was no energy in the game, anywhere," Rick Adelman said following the game. "They were short-handed but they did a nice job of controlling it, they made sure we didn't get out on any runs."

It was lethargic at both ends, but the Wolves got it done, beating the Pelicans 88-77. The win puts the Wolves at 23-22 on the year, marking their first winning record since Nov. 25.

The first half was highlighted by Kevin Love's patent-pending first half double double, finishing the half with 18 points and 10 boards. After Love, only Kevin Martin was able to get any sort of offense going, with the rest of the team shooting 5-19 from the field in the game's first 24 minutes. The two Kevin's combined for 31 of the team's first 47 points, getting no helpo from the supporting cast early on.

Even with the struggles early on, the Hornets were still without 60 percent of their starting lineup, and it showed. They trailed 47-35 at halftime.