Sunday, December 31, 2006

Wolves 92, Nets 100

From Steve Aschburner/Star Tribune:
The Wolves let Moore do a lot, all game long, while losing a game that was there for the taking. That, of course, would have required a little assertiveness, a wee bit of intensity, on a night when the visitors showed none.

"We didn't have the focus and the energy we needed in the first quarter, and we were playing catch-up the rest of the night," coach Dwane Casey said. "Rebounding was somewhere where we were worried the mental toughness would show. Allowing Mikki Moore to come in and pound us -- I think he scored on every offensive board."

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"I don't think it's a huge gap," Garnett said, when asked where the Wolves are defensively compared to where they want to be. But he added, "I think as far as consistency, there's a little wedge."