Wolves visit Nets on TuesdayPosted by Inside Hoops
The Wolves will play their first road game of February Tuesday night, traveling to the Meadowlands to take on Jason Kidd and the New Jersey Nets.
Minnesota defeated the Nets in dramatic fashion back on Jan. 27 at the Target Center, edging the Nets 98-95. Al Jefferson put home four late free throws and Vince Carter’s three-point attempt to tie at the buzzer rimmed out, helping the Wolves claim their eighth victory of the season. Al Jefferson poured in a career-high 40 points and grabbed 19 rebounds, helping the Wolves rally from a seven-point deficit in the final 1:19. Rashad McCants scored 16 points and Sebastian Telfair added 12 for Minnesota.
The Wolves have gone 6-2 in the teams’ past eight meetings, pulling ahead 19-16 in the all-time series.
Over the last 12, Minnesota is averaging just 87.6 ppg but is holding the Nets to 87.8 ppg.
Meanwhile, New Jersey is 12-5 at home, with the Wolves’ lone victory in their past seven visits a 96-75 decision ion March 26, 2005. New Jersey comes into Tuesday night’s game having lost 12 out of their last 15 games and lay claim to the third place in the Eastern Conference’s Atlantic Division.
The Wolves will return home to the Target Center where they will face the Los Angeles Lakers Wednesday night at 7 PM.