Minnesota Timberwolves Team Report – January 2
=== Minnesota Timberwolves Team Report – January 2 ===
(Sports Network) – The Minnesota Timberwolves found themselves on the wrong
end of a 104-95 decision against the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday at
Kevin Garnett poured in a game-high 30 points with 10 rebounds for the
Timberwolves, losers in four of their last five contests. Wally Szczerbiak
shot 10-of-14 from the field for 22 points while Latrell Sprewell added 17.
A reverse by Brian Cardinal less than a minute later handed Memphis its
biggest advantage of the night at 93-82, but the Grizzlies nearly gave the
game away down the stretch.
Garnett converted a pair of free throws to pull the T-Wolves within five
before another three-pointer by Watson extended the difference back to eight.
Earl Watson turned the ball over and missed a jumper, leading to four
consecutive Minnesota points that trimmed the deficit to 98-94 with two
minutes to go.
Mike Miller answered with a shot from long range at the other end to take the
wind out the Wolves’ comeback sails.
Minnesota scored just one more point the rest of the way as Memphis made its
free throws in the closing stages to cement the victory.
Minny returns to action on Tuesday against the scorching hot Phoenix Suns.