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

Timberwolves are on the move

(Sports Network) – The Minnesota Timberwolves (20-16) are finally putting
together a string of wins and are back in the playoff picture in the Western
Conference. They are in second place in the Northwest Division, just three
games behind the division-leading Utah Jazz.

The surging Timberwolves go for their fourth straight victory when they
welcome the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday to the Target Center. It 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 the series.

Minnesota plays the first of a brief two-game homestand against the Hawks.
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. On January 15th, 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 Pistons, 94-90 at The Palace of Auburn Hills.
Detroit has lost 10 of its last 12 at Minnesota.

Garnett leads the Timberwolves in scoring (22.7 ppg) and rebounding (12.6
rpg). He has collected a double-double in 10 straight games and is averaging
23.5 points and 13.8 boards in that span.

Minnesota has scored over 100 points in six of its last eight contests.

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