Saturday , May , 15 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Szczerbiak returns for Game 5

Minneapolis, MN (Sports Network) – Minnesota Timberwolves forward Wally
Szczerbiak returned Friday for Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinals
against Sacramento.

The 27-year-old played just six minutes and missed both of his field goal
attempts in the Timberwolves 86-74 win over the Kings to take a three-games-
to-two lead in the best-of-seven series.

Szczerbiak hasn’t played since he was injured in Game 2 of the first-round
playoff series against the Denver Nuggets when he broke three small bones in
his back. An MRI exam revealed three transverse process fractures of his
lumbar spine.

Game 6 is scheduled for Sunday in Sacramento.