Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Timberwolves win on road, have another chance at winning streak

The biggest news in Timberwolves land is that the team won Monday afternoon. On the road. Truly, this is a rare occurrence this season. The Minnesota Timberwolves earned only their second road victory this season in a matchup with the Golden State Warriors. It was hard fought, well-deserved and a long time in the coming. The Wolves beat the Warriors 109-108.

Ryan Gomes stepped into a leadership role that could bode greater activity from the gifted young scorer. He scored 35 points on 11-15 shooting from the field and 11-12 shooting from the line. I think Gomes has to keep shooting while not worrying if he is off the mark for stretches at a time. He has more of a scorer’s body than Rashad McCants, and I would rather see Gomes shooting than McCants. Al Jefferson also contributed big down the stretch, scoring 15 of his 21 points in the second half. The Timberwolves host the Phoenix Suns at the Target Center tonight and go for that elusive winning streak yet again. Cheap Timberwolves tickets are everywhere. It’s a perfect time to see a Timberwolves game.

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