Sunday , Dec , 12 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Minnesota Timberwolves Team Report – December 12

=== Minnesota Timberwolves Team Report – December 12 ===

(Sports Network) – The Minnesota Timberwolves suffered a 99-88 loss to the
Chicago Bulls on Saturday at the United Center.

Minnesota wasted a strong performance by Kevin Garnett, who netted 16 and
grabbed a season-high 21 boards. Sam Cassell added 17 and Eddie Griffin scored
14 for the Timberwolves, who had their brief two-game winning streak snapped.

Minnesota fought back from an 18-point halftime deficit, outscoring the Bulls
by a 25-14 margin in the third quarter to narrow the gap to 73-66 entering the
fourth.

The Timberwolves continued to chip away at the lead in the final stanza. Troy
Hudson’s three pulled them within 75-74 with less than two minutes into the
frame.

However, an Andres Nocioni jumper ignited a 12-2 spurt that was capped by
Gordon’s jumper to make it 87-76 with under six minutes left in the game. The
Bulls wouldn’t relinquish the lead from that point on en route to the 11-point
win.

The Timberwolves return to action on Tuesday when they host the Portland Trail
Blazers.

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