Sunday, April 09, 2006

Garnett-less Wolves Get A Win Over The Hawks

Garnett, who hasn't missed a game since Feb 2001, broke his streak of 351 games started when he sat out of today's game with tendinitis in his right knee. That might explain why one of the ticket brokers/scalpers standing on the corner gave me a free, lower level ticket for the game.
I don't think I was the only one in attendance who was still expecting KG to go through with his pregame powder dusting bit but that didn't happen.

Ricky Davis was also out with a sore groin.

Starting lineup: Justin Reed, Eddie Griffin, Mark Blount, Marcus Banks, and Rashad McCants.

McCants season high 28 and Hassell's jump shot in the last couple seconds of the game sealed the win with a final score of 84-83. Mad Dog, sporting tights for what I think is the first time this season, also got more playing time than usual. His slam dunk earned him a half-assed standing ovation. And unlike Friday's game against Utah where most were booing and yelling for KG to come back in the game, the crowd, prompted super heavily by the announcer, was exceptionally psyched under the circumstances of no star players and no playoff potential.