Tuesday's Game - 105-92 win at Seattle
The Timberwolves snapped their two-game losing streak with a 105-92 win at Seattle on Tuesday night. Latrell Sprewell scored a team-high 31 points while Kevin Garnett added his NBA-leading 56th double-double with 29 points and 10 rebounds. Seattle's Ray Allen poured in a game-high 37 points in defeat. Minnesota, which led by four points after three quarters (75-71), pulled away in the final quarter behind Garnett's 11 points and Troy Hudson's 8 points. The Wolves improved to 45-19 on the season and lead the Midwest Division by three games over San Antonio. With tonight's win, Minnesota remains one of only three teams in the NBA this season that has yet to suffer a three-game losing skid (along with Sacramento and Indiana). The Wolves, who hold the second-best road record in the NBA, improved to 21-10 this season away from Target Center.
Tonight's Game at Portland
The Wolves visit the Portland Trail Blazers tonight (Wednesday) in the second stop of the team's two-game road trip to the Pacific Northwest. The season series is tied at 1-1 between the two teams after the Wolves cruised to a 96-75 win against the Trail Blazers at Target Center on January 8. Kevin Garnett netted 26 points and 14 rebounds while Latrell Sprewell scored 25 points. Zach Randolph led the Blazers with 19 points. Minnesota has won 11 of the last 16 meetings with Portland, and is 5-3 in the last eight games at the Rose Garden.
Tonight's game at Portland will be broadcast on UPN29 with Tom Hanneman and Jim Petersen beginning at 9 p.m. CDT. The game can also be heard on the radio home of the Timberwolves KFAN-AM 1130 with Chad Hartman and J.B. Bickerstaff.
Timberwolves to Host Summer League
The Timberwolves announced on Monday that the organization will hold a summer league at Target Center from July 6-10. The Wolves will host entries from the Detroit Pistons, Milwaukee Bucks, Toronto Raptors, Philadelphia 76ers and the expansion Charlotte Bobcats. The summer league will feature a schedule of three games on each day, with every team playing each other once over the course of the event. Ticket information and a schedule for summer league games will be released at a later date. The summer league games on July 9 will precede the Minnesota Lynx hosting the Phoenix Mercury at 7:00 p.m.