Friday, November 17, 2006

Wolves 76, Cavaliers 92

From Steve Aschburner/Star Tribune:
Horrible shooting in the second half and an inattention to detail defensively spoiled any chance the Wolves had of beating one of the NBA's rising teams and its sizzling star (LeBron James) on a night when they were, for at least 35 minutes or so, quite beatable.

The glaring numbers all but leap out of the boxscore, their hair on fire: Kevin Garnett, Ricky Davis and Mike James combined to shoot 10-for-35. The Wolves en masse shot 28.6 percent in the second half and, in the final period, missed 14 of their first 17 attempts.

AP Recap

Box Score

"We missed a lot of easy shots," coach Dwane Casey said. "Shots we normally make.
"They did turn the tempo up. They attacked us coast-to-coast, they attacked us off the dribble and we just didn't take care of the ball. It's the same thing that we have to do, is attack."

Center Mark Blount needed three stitches to close a gash in his head after LeBron James elbowed him in the third quarter. But Blount returned and should be available tonight.