Disappointing Timberwolves visit Charlotte
(Sports Network) – The Charlotte Bobcats will conclude a four-game homestand
this evening when they host the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Charlotte is 1-2 on the homestand and suffered a 101-97 loss to the Cleveland
Cavaliers on Sunday.
Raymond Felton scored a team-high 20 points, while Jumaine Jones totaled 18
points and eight rebounds for the Bobcats, who have lost five of their last
six games. Gerald Wallace added 17 points and nine boards in the loss.
The Bobcats are 2-4 in their last six home games and 14-23 as the host in
Meanwhile, the Timberwolves have won three of their last four games, including
Sunday’s 106-104 overtime victory against the Golden State Warriors.
Marcus Banks had 24 points, seven assists and five rebounds to lead Minnesota
at the Target Center. Kevin Garnett posted 19 points and 13 boards for his
30th straight double-double, the longest mark since 1983 when Moses Malone
notched 44 in a row.
Minnesota will now hit the road for two games in Charlotte and Atlanta. The
Timberwolves have lost 11 in a row on the road and are a brutal 8-28 as the
visitor this season.
The Timberwolves’ last win away from home was on February 6th at Phoenix.
Tuesday’s game between Minnesota and Charlotte is the second and final meeting
of 2005-06. On November 19, Garnett had 19 points to lead five Timberwolves in
double figures, as Minnesota recorded a 102-89 win at the Target Center.