Friday, January 05, 2007

Wolves 104, Sixers 102 OT

From Kent Youngblood/Star Tribune:
There are many reasons why it shouldn't have been this difficult for the Timberwolves:

• In the wake of the Allen Iverson trade, the Philadelphia 76ers are still an ongoing chemistry experiment.

• While the Timberwolves are in the middle of a homestand, the 76ers were playing the final game of a long, seven-game road trip on which they had managed two victories.
Four quarters and one overtime to get the job done?

Guess it doesn't matter. This does: Kevin Garnett took an inbounds pass from Trenton Hassell with 3.3 seconds left, turned, dribbled once, then made a 15-footer over Samuel Dalembert at the buzzer to give the Wolves a 104-102 victory over the gritty 76ers.

It was the Wolves' third consecutive victory, one that pushed them over the .500 mark (16-15) for the first time since Dec. 9.

AP Recap

Box Score

Randy Foye had 11 points and 10 assists in the win.
"My first double-double," Foye said. "That felt good."

Patrick Reusse/Star Tribune on tonight's game:
It was such a shoddy night for the Wolves that Garnett, the superstar, was called for traveling three times -- and none of these appeared obvious.