Garnett, Timberwolves visit Seattle
(Sports Network) – Northwest Division rivals meet tonight, as the Seattle
SuperSonics welcome the Minnesota Timberwolves to KeyArena.
Minnesota is 2 1/2 games behind the Clippers for the eighth and final playoff
berth in the Western Conference, while the SuperSonics are 5 1/2 games out of
This is the third meeting of the season between the clubs. The teams split the
first two contests.
Minnesota has lost four straight after winning its last three at Seattle. The
SuperSonics have won two of the last three contests in the series.
The Timberwolves play the finale of a five-game road trip. They are 1-3 on the
swing. Rookie Randy Foye scored 24 points and dished out four assists to lead
Minnesota over the Sacramento Kings, 95-89, at ARCO Arena.
All-Star Kevin Garnett scored 17 points, pulled down 18 rebounds and had four
blocks in the win over the Kings for Minnesota, which snapped an 11-game road
losing streak and a three-game slide overall. Ricky Davis contributed 14
points and seven assists, while Mike James ended with 12 points in the
Minnesota is just 10-25 on the road this season. The Timberwolves return home
to host Portland on Sunday and the SuperSonics on Tuesday at KeyArena.
Seattle plays the second of a three-game homestand. Gilbert Arenas scored 42
points and banked in the winning scoop shot at the buzzer, as the Washington
Wizards picked up a 108-106 victory over the SuperSonics on Wednesday at
Chris Wilcox collected 27 points and 22 rebounds in the loss to the Wizards
for Seattle, which has dropped six of its last seven games overall. Rashard
Lewis ended with 26 points and 10 rebounds, while Earl Watson scored 15 in
The SuperSonics played Washington without All-Star guard and leading scorer
Ray Allen, who has pain from bone spurs in his left ankle. He is doubtful for
tonight’s contest and could miss the remainder of the season.
Seattle is 18-16 at home this season. The SuperSonics are scheduled to host
Tim Duncan and the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday.