The Wolves snap another losing streak. Just 2 days after breaking the 11 games losing streak to the Boston Celtics, the Wolves snapped their losing streak in the Bradley Center as they beat the Milwaukee Bucks 107-98 on Wednesday night to improve to 28-46 on the season and gave Rick Adelman his 999th career win.
The Wolves finally got some outside shooting to help free up Nikola Pekovic, for another huge game, who finished with a team high 27 points and 8 rebounds. The Wolves as a team shot 52% from the field and an astonishing 62% from 3 point range. The Wolves got great looks by distributing the ball for an amazing 33 team assist, Ricky Rubio had 12 on the night. Rubio also had 19 points and 8 steals.
The Bucks were led by Ersan Ilyasova who had a game high 29 points. The Bucks out rebounded the Wolves 45-42, but only shot 44% from the floor and managed to get to the free throw line 9 times where they made 6. The Bucks settled for a lot of jump shots on the night, 23 of them being from 3 points land, making only 8 for 35%.
The Bucks went on a huge push to close out the first half on a 16-4 run to make it a 3 point, 55-52 game at the half. Throughout the 2nd half, the Wolves held a narrow lead, and pulled away towards the end of the 4th quarter for the victory.
The Wolves will get a day off before trying to get Rick Adelman his 1,000th career win in back to back home game at The Target Center against Toronto on Friday and Detroit on Saturday with both tips at 7 pm.