Want to come back to Minnesota, KG? It certainly seemed like he should after the Timberwolves secured a 30 point blowout against the star studded Nets. Of course, the Nets were missing key components to their team such as former Wolve Andrei Kirilenko, Deron Williams, Brook Lopez, and super sub Jason Terry.
All five of the Timberwolves starters scored in double figures. Kevin Love had a terrific game for the Wolves. Love had another double double with 17 points, 16 rebounds, 4 assists, and 2 steals. Kevin Martin also chipped in 17 points, and 3 assists. Ricky Rubio had 12 points, 8 assists, and 3 steals. Bruising big man Nikola Pekovic had 15 points and 7 rebounds. Swingman Corey Brewer recorded 15 points, 1 steal, and 1 block. JJ Barea was the Wolves strongest performer off the bench, scoring 8 points along with 2 assists.
The Nets had no standout player, but Andray Blatche gets the nod as the Nets top player in this game with a 16 point, 4 rebound performance off the bench. Joe Johnson also had a strong performance with 15 points, and 4 assists on 60% shooting from the field.
Paul Pierce and Shaun Livingston just could not get it going against the Wolves smothering defense. Pierce had just 6 points and 3 rebounds on 2-11 (18%) shooting from the field. Livingston failed to register a basket, only having 1 point and 3 rebounds when shooting 0-7 from the field. KG had a relatively quiet game in what could be his last game in the Target Center. KG had 8 points, 8 rebounds, and 2 assists.
This game brings the Wolves record to 8-6 on the season and a strong 6-2 when playing in the Target Center.
The Timberwolves add another impressive win to their display case, with this being their third win against a title contender this season. The Wolves also beat the Thunder and the Knicks.
The Timberwolves face off against the Houston Rockets tonight in Houston at 7:00 PM Central Time.
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