Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Wolves 91, Jazz 106

From Rick Alonzo/Pioneer Press:
Monday night's performance exposed the Wolves yet again as they lost 106-91 to the division-leading Utah Jazz, stretching Minnesota's losing streak to four games as the team fell seven games out of the Northwest lead. The Wolves' hot streak is long gone.
In all four losses, the Wolves gave up at least 100 points, although Detroit needed double overtime to get there Friday.
The defensive erosion has set in again with this team — the Wolves gave up 105 points to the Atlanta Hawks to start the losing streak — and that's just the latest symptom of the inconsistency the Wolves have shown this season.

AP Recap

Box Score

Kevin Garnett on the loss:
"Some nights we just make it hard on ourselves," Garnett said. "We move the ball and pass the ball -- it seems easy. Other nights, when we play selfish and we don't do the things we're supposed to do, we look bad. [On defense] selfishness is not helping each other on 'D.' Not being connected.
"We've got to get something [going]. The West is too deep, too good, for us to be losing games like this."