Thursday , Mar , 16 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Timberwolves try to halt six-game losing streak vs. Warriors

=== Timberwolves try to halt six-game losing streak vs. Warriors ===

(Sports Network) – The Golden State Warriors play the first of a brief two-
game homestand when they welcome the slumping Minnesota Timberwolves tonight
to The Arena in Oakland.

This is the third meeting of the season between the clubs. In the two previous
contests, both teams picked up a victory on its homecourt.

Minnesota has lost three of five and five of its last eight at Golden State.

Golden State attempts to get back on the winning track this evening. On
Saturday, Hedo Turkoglu finished with 21 points, 14 rebounds and eight
assists, as the Orlando Magic downed the Warriors, 103-92, at the TD
Waterhouse Centre.

Derek Fisher tallied 20 points and six assists, while Baron Davis scored 17
points and dished out seven assists in the loss to Orlando for the Warriors,
who ended a five-game road trip with a poor 1-4 record.

The Warriors, who will host the Philadelphia 76ers on Sunday, are just 16-16
at home this season.

The Timberwolves have dropped six straight contests and play the finale of a
six-game road trip. On Wednesday, Kobe Bryant scored 19 of his 25 points in
the second half, including four in the final minute, as the Los Angeles Lakers
downed Minnesota, 92-89, at the Staples Center.

Marcus Banks scored 18 points and dished out eight assists, while Kevin
Garnett added 16 points and 14 rebounds in the loss to the Lakers for
Minnesota, which has dropped 13 of its last 17 games overall Rookie Rashad
McCants scored 15 points off the bench on 7-of-11 shooting from the floor and
Trenton Hassell netted 12 in defeat.

Minnesota is a brutal 8-24 as the visitor this season. After tonight’s game,
the Timberwolves return home for a pair of games against the Sacramento Kings
and Miami Heat.

The Timberwolves are scheduled to host the Warriors on April 2nd at the Target
Center in the fourth and final meeting of the campaign between the squads.