AUBURN HILLS, Mich. Victor Moses Chelsea Jersey . — The Detroit Pistons are building their franchise around a talented frontcourt. On Tuesday night, the Minnesota Timberwolves gave them some tips on how thats done. Kevin Love had 26 points and 16 rebounds, while Corey Brewer and Nikola Pekovic combined for 29 points as the Timberwolves routed the Pistons 121-94. The Timberwolves didnt dominate inside, matching Detroits 44 points in the paint, but the Pistons struggle to win games if they dont have a major advantage in the post. “We were trying to make them take outside shots,” Timberwolves coach Rick Adelman said. “They made a lot in the first quarter, but our whole point is transition defence, getting back and trying not to give them anything near the basket.” As it often does, forcing the Pistons to shoot jumpers turned their offence into chaos. Detroit hit just 38 per cent of its outside shots, and 29 per cent from 3-point range. In the meantime, the Timberwolves were shooting almost 50 per cent from 3-point range and took 33 free throws to Detroits 16. “They are such a hard team to defend, because they can score in so many ways,” Pistons coach Maurice Cheeks said. “Once they get scoring, they almost never stop, so you have to keep scoring with them. We had a couple stretches where we either turned the ball over or missed a few shots in a row, and that let them get away from us.” Love only played 30 minutes, sitting out the fourth quarter with the big lead. Detroit was unable to stop him inside, outside or on the break. Several of his seven assists came on his trademark 70-foot outlet passes off missed shots. “Hes a unique player, because he can sit down on the block and score against you, and then he can step out and hit 3-pointers,” Cheeks said. “On the other end, hes grabbing rebounds and hitting those passes over the top on the break. He hit a few of those against us, and thats an easy basket.” Love missed Minnesotas loss to Miami on Dec. 7 to attend the funeral of his grandmother. He had “RIP Grandma Carol” written on his shoes Tuesday, and said he was playing with a little extra incentive. “Shes supported me since I was a baby, so I wanted to make sure and do something special for her tonight,” he said. Kevin Martin added 18 points for Minnesota, which finished with six players in double figures. “We did a great job of pushing the ball,” Minnesota guard Ricky Rubio said. “We had fun out there, and we were aggressive. That got us to the line, and then Kevin (Love) just does everything for us.” Brandon Jennings had 20 points for Detroit, but Greg Monroe and Andre Drummond were held to a combined total of 18 points and 10 rebounds. “They had won four of their last five games, so we knew we had to jump on them early and not let up,” Love said. “We had a big run and then kept the game in double digits. That really shows our leadership and maturity throughout our lineup.” The Pistons have relied heavily on their frontcourt this season, but didnt have the advantage in that matchup against Minnesota. Love, Nikola and Brewer had 37 points in the first half, seven more than Detroits Drummond, Josh Smith and Monroe. The Timberwolves had a 28-26 edge on points in the paint, usually Detroits biggest strength, and made 17 free throws to just one for Detroit. “Im not going to complain about the free throws, because thats part of the game,” Cheeks said. “They were more aggressive than we were, so they got to the line.” That was good enough to give the Timberwolves a 64-51 halftime lead, even though both teams had shot just over 52 per cent from the field. Detroit trailed by as many as 17 points in the third, but going to a zone defence helped them cut the margin to 86-75 late in the quarter. Martin hit two 3-pointers to make it a 17-point lead, and Minnesota was up 96-77 going into the fourth quarter. With a fourth game in five nights coming Wednesday in New Orleans, Cheeks conceded early in the final quarter, emptying his bench as Detroit fell farther behind. “We have to forget this and get ready to play tomorrow,” rookie Kentavious Caldwell-Pope said. “They just spread us on defence by hitting 3s, and then they threw the ball inside for easy baskets. Its tough to stop that.” NOTES: Due to injuries, the game was Loves first at the Palace since the 2010-11 season. … Chauncey Billups of the Pistons played for the first time since Nov. 12. He had missed 14 games with knee tendinitis. He played 17 minutes and despite obvious rust on his jumper, finished with seven points and five assists. … Caldwell-Pope finished with a career-high 16 points, while fellow rookie Tony Mitchell hit the first 3-pointer of his career at the final horn.John Obi Mikel Jersey . – Erick Torres scored his 10th goal of the season on a stunning volley, and Chivas USA edged 10-man Real Salt Lake 1-0 on Saturday night.Willian Chelsea Jersey . PETERSBURG, Fla.As the home of soccer and the official broadcaster of Major League Soccer (MLS) in Canada, TSN on Monday announced its 90-game national broadcast package that includes 65 games featuring at least one Canadian team – Montreal Impact, Toronto FC, or Vancouver Whitecaps FC (see attached or visit TSN.ca for a complete schedule). New this season, TSN is set to deliver unprecedented access to Whitecaps FC as the network becomes the exclusive home of the team. In total, TSNs 90-game regular season broadcast schedule features: • All 34 Whitecaps FC matches • 23 TFC matches • 12 Impact matches • 25 matches featuring U.S.-based teams The networks national broadcast package is complemented by exclusive Canadian coverage of the MLS CUP Playoffs, MLS CUP 2014, and the 2014 AT&T MLS ALL-STAR GAME from JELD-WEN Field in Portland, Ore. MLS ON TSNs coverage is led by acclaimed commentators Luke Wileman, Jason deVos, and Kristian Jack. Also handling MLS ON TSN broadcasting duties this season are Vic Rauter, Nigel Reed, and Greg Sutton. “As the official broadcaster of MLS and the new home of Whitecaps FC, were proud to bring fans more games than ever before,” said Shawn Redmond, Vice-President of Programming, TSN. “With the incredibly passionate Whitecaps fan base, the Impact coming off a playoff run, and franchise players like Jermain Defoe and Michael Bradley headlining TFC, were anticipating the leagues biggest season yet.” MLS ON TSN kicks off Saturday, March 8 at 7:30 p.m. ET with Whitecaps FCs home opener at BC Place vs. Gary Cahill Chelsea Jersey. New York Red Bulls. Fans can watch the MLS debut of former Tottenham Hotspur F.C. striker Jermain Defoe live on TSN during TFCs season opener against Seattle Sounders FC on Saturday, March 15 at 4:30 p.m. ET. The following week, TSN captures Defoes first game at BMO Field in Toronto during TFCs home opener vs. D.C. United on Saturday, March 22 at 4:30 p.m. ET. Throughout the season, TSN Radio stations across the country deliver extensive coverage of MLS. Live game coverage is also available on the following stations:• TSN Radio 1050 in Toronto – select TFC matches • TSN Radio 690 in Montreal – all Impact matches• TEAM 1410 in Vancouver – all Whitecaps FC matches For news and analysis from around the league, fans can:• Follow @lukewileman, @jasondevos, and @kristianjack on Twitter • Tune in to the weekly TSN FC podcast on TSN.ca and iTunes • Visit TSN.ca for soccer columns by Luke Wileman, Jason deVos, and Kristian Jack, as well as TSN soccer experts Noel Butler and Gareth Wheeler MLS on RDS As the official French-language broadcaster of MLS in Canada, RDS will broadcast more than 30 games, highlighted by 13 matches featuring Montreal Impact – including the teams home opener vs. Seattle Sounders FC at Olympic Stadium on Saturday, March 22 at 4:30 p.m. ET. 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