Wednesday , Dec , 13 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Timberwolves trying to move up

(Sports Network) – The Minnesota Timberwolves are starting to play better,
and the results are showing up in the standings. They own a 10-9 record and
are in third place in the Northwest Division, five games behind first-place

The Timberwolves try to extend their winning streak to five games when they
visit the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday at the AT&T Center. Minnesota has
lost five straight after winning its last two at San Antonio. The Spurs have
won four in a row and six of the last seven contests in this series.

Minnesota plays the middle contest of a three-game road trip against the
Spurs. Kevin Garnett posted 18 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists to lead
the Timberwolves over the Chicago Bulls, 91-81, on Saturday at the United

Ricky Davis and Mike James both scored 15 points in the win over Chicago for
the Timberwolves, who have won four in a row and seven of their last 10
contests. Marko Jaric contributed 12 points and seven boards, while Trenton
Hassell and Mark Blount both scored 11 points.

The Timberwolves are 6-3 at home this season. They will visit the Milwaukee
Bucks on Saturday at the Bradley Center. The teams will meet for the second
and final time on December 22nd at the Target Center. Minnesota has won nine
of its last 12 at Milwaukee.

Garnett leads the team in scoring (21.6 ppg) and rebounding (12.0 rpg), while
Davis has handed out a club-high 4.6 assists per game.

Minnesota is 5-0 when it scores more than 100 points this season.