Sunday, January 28, 2007

Wolves 101, Clippers 87

From Britt Robson/City Pages:
A loss tonight would have sent the Wolves three behind .500 and two games in back of the Clips for the 8th and final playoff spot. Instead they are tied for 8th and hold the tie-breaker advantage over the Clips (2-1 in head-to-head competition, which will remain in effect because the teams aren't scheduled together the rest of the season). A loss also would have sent the team back home to a surly crowd, saddled with a 7-game losing streak and looking at a schedule that includes Phoenix next, and Dallas and Houston on the road during their ensuring five games.

AP Recap

Box Score

From Steve Aschburner/Star Tribune:
Then was one more long-term aspect to the game: Wolves guard Rashad McCants was on the active roster, suited up and on the bench for the first time since undergoing microfracture surgery on his right knee last June. It was strictly ceremonial -- Wittman told McCants he would not play under any circumstances Saturday night -- as Wittman's way to reward and motivate the second-year shooting guard in the late stages of his rehab.