Thursday, January 04, 2007

Wolves 103, Spurs 101 OT

Mark Blount scored 28 points, Kevin Garnett had 27 points and 17 rebounds, and Minnesota beat the San Antonio Spurs 103-101 in overtime Wednesday night.

From Steve Aschburner/Star Tribune:
Nobody outscored anybody in this one. Somebody, in this case the Wolves, outdefended the other guys...

The Wolves (15-15), meanwhile, are a team trying to establish a defensive identity, a goal stymied so far by inconsistency. That showed up last night in a terrific first half -- San Antonio shot 39 percent, the Wolves had a 23-16 rebounding edge -- followed by breakdowns in the second...

AP Recap

Box Score

"I don't think the big question here is 'Can we do it?' It's how often and how consistent can we be," Garnett said. "It's something we have to face every night, and we have to be able to answer that question wholeheartedly every night to be that."