Minnesota Timberwolves Team Report – February 20
=== Minnesota Timberwolves Team Report – February 20 ===
(Sports Network) – The Minnesota Timberwolves try for their fifth straight
win tonight when they head to the Motor City for a date with Rasheed Wallace
and the Detroit Pistons at the Palace.
On Thursday, Kevin Garnett posted 22 points and 24 rebounds for his sixth
20-20 game of the season, leading the Timberwolves to a 92-75 victory over the
Sacramento Kings at the Target Center.
Sam Cassell had 18 points and five assists for the Timberwolves in a matchup
of the top two teams in the Western Conference. Latrell Sprewell added 13
points, seven rebounds and five assists for Minnesota, which has won five of
its last six.
Garnett has posted a double-double in 16 consecutive games and has reached
double-figures in points and rebounds in all but six games this season.
The Timberwolves activated Wally Szczerbiak, an All-Star in 2002, from the
injured list prior to Thursday’s game. Szczerbiak, who had missed the entire
season with a strained left foot, contributed six points and two rebounds in
Elsewhere on the injury front the Timberwolves could get have center Michael
Olowokandi back tonight. Olowokandi has been sidelined since early December
following right knee surgery.
Minnesota, which is 16-2 when it scores at least 100 points this season, is
9-3 in games played on Fridays.
The Timberwolves, who will host the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday, are 18-9 away
from home this season.