The Timberwolves exaggeration ...
Milwaukee Bucks: Grades From 1...
Minnesota Timberwolves they di...
Minnesota Timberwolves Today a...
Minnesota Timberwolves will en...
Thunder 94, Timberwolves 92...
Thunder-Timberwolves, Box...
Wolves' Love, Thunder's Collis...
Trail Blazers' Miller says Six...
NBA Roundup: Friday's action...
Web viewing of NBA games may s...
Jerry Sloan 20th anniversary g...
OJ Mayo wins InsideHoops fan p...
Timberwolves hire Dean Cooper ...
Timberwolves re-sign Ryan Gome...
Brand has surgury
Brand, Maggette could opt out
Brand, Maggette could opt out
where are you mike?
September 2017
January 2010
December 2009
November 2009
October 2009
September 2009
August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
April 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
December 2008
November 2008
October 2008
September 2008
August 2008
July 2008
June 2008
May 2008
April 2008
March 2008
Add to Google
Add to My Yahoo!
Subscribe in NewsGator Online
Add to Windows Live
News » Paul nearly records triple-double in return

Paul nearly records triple-double in return

Paul nearly records triple-double in return

Minnesota's last chance ended when Love stepped out of bounds just before converting a layup and getting fouled as the Timberwolves trailed 94-84 with less than three minutes left.

Paul made nice passes to Emeka Okafor and Peja Stojakovic for lay-ups in the first quarter, but he was not at full speed early. With a chance to drive to the basket on a fast break, he pulled up and missed a flat-footed 6-foot shot. He also was slow getting up the court on a few possessions and missed his first four shots.

Minnesota led by as many as 11 points, 49-38, in the first half after going on a 10-0 run early in the second quarter. Wayne Ellington and Sasha Pavlovic hit 3-pointers to bookend the spurt, but the Timberwolves gave almost all of the advantage away in the final minute.

Paul made them pay the rest of the way. He was not expected to return until Tuesday at the earliest against Sacramento, but he decided he could not wait any longer.

"I knew at some point I was going to have to come back and test it and get a good barometer," he said. "This way, if it didn't work out I'd have four days before we came back and played another game."

NOTES: Love, the No. 5 pick in the 2008 NBA draft, played in his first game since breaking a bone in his left non-shooting hand in the preseason. He finished with 11 points and 11 rebounds after entering with 6:20 left in the first quarter ... The Timberwolves had won their last road game 106-100 against Denver. ... The Hornets have won five in a row at home.

Play Basketball Hot Streak and win prizes!

Author: Fox Sports
Author's Website:
Added: December 5, 2009


Copyright ©, Inc. All rights reserved 2018.