KG takes T’Wolves to Cleveland
Cleveland, OH (Sports Network) – Kevin Garnett and the Minnesota Timberwolves
get their first look at rookie sensation LeBron James and the youthful
Cavaliers tonight when they head to Cleveland for a game at the Gund Arena.
The Timberwolves picked up an 89-76 win over the Denver Nuggets at the Target
Center on Tuesday evening.
Garnett poured in 26 points, grabbed 11 rebounds, handed out eight assists and
blocked four shots in Minnesota’s sixth straight win over the Nuggets.
Gary Trent added 14 points off the bench for the Timberwolves, who have won
two of their last three games. Fred Hoiberg contributed 12 points and nine
rebounds in the win over Denver.
Minnesota is 3-2 on the road this season.
Cleveland, which has won four in a row at home, continued to struggle away
from home on Wednesday. The Cavaliers had their brief two-game winning streak
halted with a 106-95 loss to the Washington Wizards at the MCI Center.
James delivered a career-high 28 points and also added eight assists and seven
rebounds for the Cavaliers, who were looking for their first three-game
winning streak of the season.
Cleveland lost for the 28th straight time on the road. Chris Mihm and Ricky
Davis both posted 13 points in the loss to Washington.
Kevin Ollie and Darius Miles both registered 12 points for Cleveland, which
last won on the road January 12, 2003 at Seattle.
Cleveland forward Carlos Boozer, who did not play against Washington, is
questionable for tonight’s game with an ankle injury. Boozer rolled his
right ankle in the first quarter of a 103-95 win over the Los Angeles
Clippers Tuesday night and did not return.
Last year’s second-round pick out of Duke, Boozer is averaging 12.1 points and
a team-leading 10.5 rebounds per game after compiling 10 points and 7.5 boards
a game in his rookie campaign.
The Cavs are 4-1 as the host.
In 2002-03, Minnesota won both contests between the two clubs. The
Timberwolves took home a 102-91 victory at Gund Arena on February 12, 2003,
and defeated the Cavs in a blowout, 118-95, at the Target Center 16 days
Overall, Minnesota has won six of the last eight meetings between the two
teams. Cleveland leads the all-time series, 17-9.