Saturday , Feb , 21 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Minnesota Timberwolves Team Report – February 21

=== Minnesota Timberwolves Team Report – February 21 ===

(Sports Network) – Kevin Garnett tallied game highs with 25 points and 13
rebounds to lead the Minnesota Timberwolves over the Detroit Pistons, 88-87,
on Friday at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

Sam Cassell added 16 points and six assists for the Timberwolves, who won
their fifth straight game and second in as many nights.

The Pistons trailed by as many as 12, but Richard Hamilton cut the deficit to
86-85 on a layup with just 15.3 seconds to play.

Detroit was then forced to foul and Cassell made two from the stripe to extend
the Minnesota margin back to three.

Tayshaun Prince fired up a three-pointer that was short, but Ben Wallace
collected the rebound and scored the field goal from close range for the final
points of the game with 1.3 seconds remaining.

Latrell Sprewell was then fouled right away, but missed both foul shots to
still give the Pistons a shot to win. But Detroit threw a pass over half-court
and never got a shot off.

Minnesota is off until Sunday when it hosts Tim Duncan and the San Antonio
Spurs.

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