Thursday, February 15, 2007

Wolves 99, Nuggets 94

From Steve Aschburner/Star Tribune:
Their performance also was pretty modest, a 99-94 victory on Wednesday at Target Center in which the Wolves did just enough, long enough. They didn't hit the All-Star break like lions, but they went on the lam for the next five days by tucking into their pockets a victory over a division rival, in a crowded playoff picture, that essentially counts double.

Brian Murphy/Pioneer Press recap

AP Recap

Box Score

Postgame quotes

Britt Robson/City Pages discusses the game and writes about Mark Blount being replaced by Mad Dog in the third quarter:
In any case, he was clearly pissed as he went to the bench. He exchanged some words and commiserated with Davis and also Troy Hudson and Justin Reed. (There is a tight camaraderie among the three ex-Celts, Blount-Reed-Davis, that has threatened to damage overall team chemistry whenever Blount and/or Davis are unhappy with the coaches and their recent handling. It is the downside of the beautiful chemistry Davis and Blount have on offense when playign together.) But Blount performed like a veteran pro when Wittman summoned him back into the game with 4:07 to play. Nevertheless, when he was swapped out for McCants in order to improve the Wolves' 3-point defense in the final seconds, he took a roundabout route away from Wittman to the end of the bench...