T-Wolves daily for Nov. 28: after losing to Mavs
Last Night's Recap
Dallas 93, Minnesota 87
Monday night’s game between the Minnesota Timberwolves and the Dallas Mavericks turned out to have many story lines. The ending wasn’t in the Wolves’ favor, however, as they fell to the Mavericks 93-87 American Airlines Center in Dallas.
The locals were behind by 10 after the first quarter, 11 at half and down by 20 with just less than three minutes remaining in the third. That is when Randy Foye took over. For the second consecutive game, the rookie guard from Villanova reached a career-high in points scored, finishing with 17 off the bench on 7-of-14 shooting. He, along with Kevin Garnett, Mark Blount, Ricky Davis and Marko Jaric, led the 15-point fourth quarter comeback, tying the game at 84 apiece with 2:34 left in the game. The difference at the end was free-throws.
The Timberwolves finished the game with five guys having double-digit scoring nights, led by Garnett with 19. Blount was next with 18 points followed by Foye (17) and Davis and James with 10 apiece. Garnett also added a game-high 12 rebounds. Dirk Nowitzki and Josh Howard led the Mavericks with 15 points each.
Minnesota vs. Houston Rockets
Toyota Center -- 7:30 p.m.
Minnesota and Houston split the series last season after the Wolves went 2-1 during the 2004-05 season. Recent history has shown being on the road in this series bodes well for Minnesota, as the visitors have won eight of the last nine meetings between the two teams, including four straight for the Wolves at the Toyota Center.
Houston leads the all-time series 41-31.
Kevin Garnett scored 18 points Monday night vs. the Mavericks to extend his streak of consecutive double-figure scoring games to 335, the ninth-longest run in NBA history and just three games shy of his own franchise record that ended in February of the 2001-02 season. Michael Jordan tops the list with 840 consecutive games in double-figures, followed by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (787), Karl Malone (575), Moses Malone (575), Abdul-Jabbar again (508), Oscar Robinson (427) and George Gervin (406).
Catch Tonight's 7:30 p.m. game against the Rockets on FSN North with Tom Hanneman and Jim Petersen with the call and Brian Sieman and Billy McKinney on the radio home of the Wolves, BOB 106 (106.1 FM).