Friday, December 29, 2006

Wolves 101, Sonics 82

From Kent Youngblood/Star Tribune:
The Seattle Supersonics got the triple whammy, and the Timberwolves benefited in a 101-82 victory Friday at Target Center.

The Sonics got to the Twin Cities Friday afternoon a tired bunch. They got whipped Thursday in Denver. Then the combination of snow and mechanical problems kept them on the tarmac until the wee hours before retreating to their Denver hotel. An early wakeup call and flight to Minneapolis had the Sonics sleep-deprived and ready to sleepwalk through the second half of this hellish back-to-back.

And who were the Wolves to argue?

So what if the Wolves spent much of the first quarter trying to play down to Seattle's level? Or that it took Kevin Garnett the better part of the game to find his offensive flow?

With the Sonics misfiring badly, it didn't matter.

AP Recap

Box Score

"I'll take blowouts any time," said Garnett, who went 4-for-15 from the field and barely extended his double-digit scoring string to 349 games. Coach Dwane Casey, respectful of his star's streak, removed Garnett once he reached a season-low 10 points with a short turnaround midway through the fourth quarter.