Clippers Pull Away From Wolves Late
Posted Jul 13 2007 12:49AM
The Los Angeles Clippers broke open a close game with a 13-0 run at the beginning of the fourth quarter to defeat the Minnesota Timberwolves, 85-73.
Al Thornton continued to impress, as he hit for his third double-figure scoring game with 11 points (3-10 FG). The 14th overall pick of the 2007 NBA Draft utilized his speed and power to get to the basket and draw contact. In each of his three games, Thornton has gone to the free throw line at least six times.
Clippers’ center Paul Davis collected his second double-double in three games, scoring 15 points (5-8 FG) and grabbing 12 rebounds, while fellow big man Chris Kaman had 15 points (5-13 FG) in 25 minutes.
Randy Foye, the reigning summer league MVP, paced the Timberwolves with a game-high 23 points (7-16 FG) in 33 minutes of action. Craig Smith continued his dominance inside the paint, pouring in 15 points (5-11 FG) and eight rebounds in 34 minutes of play.
Sixth overall pick of the T-Wolves’ Corey Brewer struggled from the floor, hitting just two of his 12 shots. However, he was able to manage eight points and six rebounds.