Monday, January 22, 2007

Wolves 102, Suns 131

From Kent Youngblood/Star Tribune:
So with Randy Foye getting the first start of his NBA career in Davis' spot and reserve Justin Reed standing in for Garnett, the surprise in this one was that Minnesota was within 58-51 at halftime and even led briefly, 39-37, early in the second quarter. That all changed after the intermission, when the Suns (32-8) -- winners of 13 in a row -- ran off 46 points, pumping their lead to 104-71. That's more points than the Wolves had given up in 29 entire games this season, including four overtime games.

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The Timberwolves stayed close by making 8-of-11 3-pointers in the first half. Foye was 4-for-5 and Hudson 3-for-4. Hudson played in just his second game since Jan. 3 and may have earned himself some more playing time, Casey said.

"In this league, it's all about getting the opportunity to play," Hudson said. "I've just been keeping myself ready, working on my game, coming before and staying after practice. This is a long season. With my experience, 10 years in the league, I know it will always come back around."

After sitting out tonight because of their suspensions, both Garnett and Ricky Davis will be back for tomorrow's game at Utah.