MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 17 (Ticker)
-- Earlier this month, the Minnesota
Timberwolves needed overtime to beat the Los Angeles Clippers.
This time, they needed slightly more than three quarters.
scored 11 of his season-high 29 points and
added 14 of his 28 in the third quarter as the
Timberwolves rolled to a 113-86 blowout of the Clippers.
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On December 4 at Los Angeles, the Wolves held on for a 107-100
overtime win over the Clippers, their eighth straight win in the
A 3-pointer by Bobby Simmons
opened the second half and pulled
the Clippers within 47-42 before the Wolves went on an 18-3
burst over the next six-plus minutes to extend their lead to
Szczerbiak and Garnett combined for 16 points over that stretch.
Szczerbiak started the run with back-to-back baskets and
Garnett scored the final five points, including a run-capping
3-pointer with 5:31 to go.
Minnesota held an 81-67 lead after three quarters and had enough
points to win with 10:03 left. It has won nine of its last 12
scored 13 points off the bench, Sam Cassell
11 and Garnett grabbed 10 rebounds and dished out seven assists
for Minnesota, which shot 49 percent (38-of-78) from the floor.
scored 17 points and Corey Maggette
added 15 but
made just 3-of-17 shots for the Clippers, who have lost four in