games behind McCants’ 27 points and double-digit scoring from the other
All-Star or being pounded in the paint, the Heat had the look of a team
running on empty. McCants led the ‘Wolves with 27 points.
night that included 18 points before intermission and five three-point
attempts among his 24 shots.
on a night when Wittman inserted Rashad McCants into the starting
lineup alongside fellow guards Marko Jaric and Sebastian Telfair. The
home team produced enough energy to make Miami coach Pat Riley
desperately search for what Riley termed "someone who [could] guard
games this season. McCants responded by scoring 27 points on 12-of-24
shooting, though he was 2 for 10 in the fourth quarter.
Two former Timberwolves — Ricky Davis and Mark Blount — were non-factors in their first game at Target Center since being traded for Antoine Walker and Michael Doleac before the season began. Davis had five points and Blount added nine.