Friday , Dec , 30 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Sonics, Timberwolves clash at Target Center

(Sports Network) – The Minnesota Timberwolves try and halt a two-game losing
streak this evening when they conclude a four-game homestand against the
Seattle SuperSonics at the Target Center.

Minnesota’s latest loss came on Monday, as it was upended by the Phoenix Suns,
103-89.

Kevin Garnett had 26 points and 19 rebounds for the ‘Wolves, while Wally
Szczerbiak added a team-high 27 points while Trenton Hassell had 14 for
Minnesota.

Since a five-game winning streak to start December, the Timberwolves have lost
six of seven and have not reached 100 points in 11 games.

On the injury front, center Michael Olowokandi missed the game with an elbow
injury and is questionable for tonight’s affair.

The Timberwolves, who start a two-game road trip in Orlando on Friday, are 8-6
in their arena this season.

Seattle, meanwhile, comes in on a winning note after Ronald Murray had 29
points and five assists as the SuperSonics defeated the Boston Celtics,
118-111, on Monday at KeyArena.

Rashard Lewis had 21 points, Ray Allen had 18 points, seven rebounds and six
assists and Nick Collison had 16 points and 10 rebounds off the bench for the
Sonics, who stopped a two-game losing streak.

Murray replaced Luke Ridnour, who did not play in the second half due to
nausea.

Seattle, which will close a two-game road trip in Denver on Thursday, is 4-6
away from home this season.

The Sonics beat Minnesota earlier in the year and could have the advantage
tonight, as the road team in this series has won six of the last nine
meetings. Seattle has also won two straight and three of its last four at the
Target Center.

SEA MIN