Garnett has to carry Timberwolves to postseason
(Sports Network) – Minnesota will once again go only as far as All-Star
forward Kevin Garnett can take them. The Timberwolves (26-30) are just one
game behind the New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets and Los Angeles Clippers for
the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference.
Garnett, who was a starter for the Western Conference in this year’s All-
Star Game, leads the Timberwolves in scoring (22.7 ppg) and
rebounding (12.8 rpg). He has scored in double-digits in all 55 games he has
played in this season.
The 6-11 Garnett has scored more than 20 points in four straight games and has
collected a double-double in all of the contests. Garnett is averaging 25.5
points and 15 rebounds per game in that span.
The NBA-best Dallas Mavericks try to extend their winning streak to 13 games
when they face the Timberwolves on Tuesday at the Target Center. It is the
third of four meetings between Dallas and Minnesota this season. Dallas won
the two previous contests. The Mavericks are scheduled to host the
Timberwolves on April 11th at American Airlines Center.
Dallas has lost three of its last five at Minnesota. The Mavericks have won
three in a row in the series.
Minnesota plays the fourth of a five-game homestand. It is 1-2 so far on the
current stand. Garnett scored 26 points and grabbed 17 rebounds as the
Timberwolves downed the Washington Wizards, 98-94, on Sunday at the Target
Ricky Davis finished with 27 points for the Timberwolves, who snapped a three-
game losing streak. Rookie Randy Foye scored 13 points and dished out eight
assists for Minnesota, which beat Washington at home for the seventh
The Timberwolves are 17-11 at home this season. They will host the Utah Jazz
on Friday in the finale of the homestand. Minnesota is 1-1 against the Jazz
Minnesota will split its final 26 games during the regular season between the
Target Center and the road.