Sunday, December 24, 2006

Wolves 78, Pacers 71

The Wolves snapped their four-game losing streak with a win last night in Indiana.

From Kent Youngblood/Star Tribune:
Garnett, meanwhile, scored 15 points in the first, 14 in the second. He finished with 29 points, a season-high 19 rebounds, two blocks and three assists. Oh, and a newfound admiration for the Wolves' second string.

"They were the difference in the game," he said. "They came in with energy. In the second half, man, we were like a machine. We were communicating on defense. It was beautiful."

As pretty as a game can be when a team shoots 39.2 percent on the road -- and wins.

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With the Timberwolves reeling, Garnett decided it was time to dominate.
"I just said I'm not going to let us be like this," Garnett said. "I'm going be assertive more than ever. To hell with the offense."

Trent Hassell was out with a stomach flu so the team was forced to change their starting lineup for the first time this season, with Justin Reed starting in Hassell's place.