Thursday , Nov , 06 , 2003 C.Y. Ellis

Minnesota Timberwolves Team Report – November 6

=== Minnesota Timberwolves Team Report – November 6 ===

(Sports Network) – The Minnesota Timberwolves suffered another crushing loss
on Wednesday, falling to the Sacramento Kings in overtime, 125-121, at the
Target Center.

Kevin Garnett had 28 points and 11 rebounds for the Timberwolves, who have
lost two straight and three of their last four. Sam Cassell had 26 points and
14 assists before leaving in the extra session with a toe injury, while
Latrell Sprewell scored 23 in the loss.

Garnett’s two free throws with 21 seconds left in the fourth gave the
Timberwolves a 110-108 edge, but Mike Bibby’s jumper with 9.7 seconds to go in
the period tied the score. Sprewell was then unable to get a shot off in the
final seconds and the game went into overtime.

The Timberwolves trailed by three with 25 seconds left in overtime and
Sprewell was fouled on a three-point attempt. Sprewell connected on 1-of-3
from the line and it got Minnesota within 123-121. Sprewell intentionally
missed the third shot and the T’wolves had a chance to tie the game as Garnett
and Mark Madsen each had a couple of tips, but neither one could put the ball
through the bucket and Kings managed to hold on for the win.

Minnesota, which suffered its first home loss, resumes play Friday when it
travels to Orlando to take on the Magic.