Wolves 88, Nets 92

Tuesday’s offensively inept 92-88 loss at the Izod Center was
their fourth straight as the Wolves have to go back to the drawing
board with no time for hand wringing.
 
Not with the streaking Los Angeles Lakers awaiting
them tonight at Target Center and Minnesota wearing the albatross of a
1-10 record in the second of back-to-back games.
 

Poor shooting doomed the Wolves in the snowy
Meadowlands as they shot a paltry 36.5 percent from the field, barely
scraping above their season-worst 35-percent no-show against Portland
on Jan. 2.
 

 
 
 
Wolves record: 10-40
 
 
Mike Trudell/Timberwolves site has extensive notes on game as well as the team’s Tuesday activites
 
Timberwolves Today postgame podcast
 
Wolves Watch game recap 
 
 
 

On Tuesday, the Nets used the same double-team strategy as before, but
this time Jefferson, like his teammates, couldn’t find the bottom of
the basket. This time, he made five of 18 shots and scored 16 points.
But teammate Sebastian Telfair swam against the tide, reversing a
recent shooting slump (8-for-17, for 24 points Tuesday) while keeping
up his superlative assists-to-turnovers stats (seven assist, one
turnover). 

 
 
 
Neither team showed much on either end of the court in the first 2 1/2
quarters. They combined for 92 points, shot in the 30 percent range and
turned the ball over 16 times in the first half alone.
 
Minnesota made a couple of runs in the fourth quarter, getting within
five points three times and eventually cutting the margin to 82-78 on a
3-point play by Telfair with 2:25 to play.
 
Also from Canavan:
Timberwolves backup G Rashad McCants missed the game. He sprained his right ankle against Toronto on Sunday 
 
 
 
Kidd finished with nine points, 10 rebounds, nine
assists, and zero postgame quotes, but hardly anyone
mentioned how close he came to his triple-double — probably
because the Nets were too busy fighting off the distinct
possibility that they could be embarrassed by a 10-40 team
in front of about 7,000 people at Izod Center.
 
 
  
34 Sebastian Telfair’s differential (to the good) in assists and turnovers his last five games, 37-3.
 
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