Wednesday , Jan , 17 , 2007 C.Y. Ellis

Hawks try to cool off Minnesota

(Sports Network) – The surging Minnesota Timberwolves go for their fourth
straight victory when they welcome the Atlanta Hawks tonight to the Target

This is the first of two meetings between the clubs this season. Atlanta is
scheduled to host the Timberwolves on March 10th at Philips Arena.

Atlanta has lost eight straight after winning its last six at Minnesota. These
teams have split the last six contests in this series.

Minnesota plays the first of a brief two-game homestand. Kevin Garnett had 19
points, 14 rebounds, five blocks, and sealed the game with two from the free
throw line late in overtime, as the Timberwolves downed the Detroit Pistons,
94-90, at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

Ricky Davis had 21 points and Trenton Hassell added 15 points and 11 rebounds
in the win over Detroit for the Timberwolves, who have won seven of their last
eight games overall.

The Timberwolves are 12-6 at the Target Center this season. They will host the
Pistons on Friday.

Atlanta tries to extend its winning streak to three games this evening. Josh
Childress had a season-high 23 points and 14 rebounds to lead the Hawks to a
100-96 win over the Boston Celtics on Monday at Philips Arena.

Josh Smith added 18 points, seven blocks and five steals, while Joe Johnson
netted 18 and pulled down nine rebounds in the win over Boston for the Hawks,
who have won two in a row.

The Hawks are just 5-13 on the road this season. They will host the Charlotte
Bobcats on Friday at Philips Arena in the first of a home-and-home set. The
Bobcats will host Atlanta on Saturday at Charlotte Bobcats Arena.