Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Wolves 91, Clippers 92

From Steve Aschburner/Star Tribune:
After stringing together three consecutive victories by forcing an extra five minutes onto the game clock, the Wolves lost 92-91 in regulation Wednesday night at Target Center as Kevin Garnett's fadeaway jumper from 16 feet kicked off the rim as time expired...

Until the point differential edged to just one in the game's final minute, this one had the look of what would have been an NBA-record fourth overtime game in a row for Minnesota. Over the last four minutes of the third quarter and through the entire fourth, the teams never were separated by more than a three-pointer.

AP Recap

Box Score

"It left my hand, got the shot I wanted," said Garnett. "It's all I could ask for. In this game you always want to give yourself a chance to win. For the most part, we had control of that game, they just had one more point than we did."

Other notes from the game:
Jaric sprained his right thumb in the second quarter and did not return to the bench...

Eddie Griffin was inactive for the 12th straight game, the longest such stretch of his career. Contributions by Blount and rookie Craig Smith have made Griffin unnecessary. Foye, who shot 1-for-10 and finished with five points, has done the same thing to Troy Hudson, who is healthy but did not play for the 11th time this season.