Beasley powers T'Wolves to elusive road win over KingsNov 11, 2010 - 7:59 AM Sacramento, CA (Sports Network) - Michael Beasley poured in a career-high 42 points and grabbed nine rebounds, and the Minnesota Timberwolves pulled out a rare road win, 98-89, over the Sacramento Kings.
"I was just out there knocking down open shots, playing aggressive and it worked out well," said Beasley.
Sebastian Telfair netted 16 points, while Wesley Johnson added 12 and seven rebounds for the Timberwolves, who had lost six straight overall and 17 in a row on the road dating back to last season.
Omri Casspi had a team-high 17 points, while Beno Udrih chipped in 16 and nine helpers for the Kings, who dropped the final three games on a four-game homestand.
Minnesota held a slim 74-72 edge going to the fourth and a Telfair layup a little more than two minutes in pushed the margin to 80-73.
Casspi hit a three-pointer to cut into the deficit, but Tyreke Evans, the reigning Rookie of the Year, fouled on the next possession with 9:02 remaining and the Kings never recovered.
Six straight points by Love in just over a minute gave the visitors a 91-82 lead with 3:51 on the clock, and it was at least a two-possession game the rest of the way.
"Obviously Michael Beasley is someone who we didn't have any success guarding against," Kings head coach Paul Westphal said. "We tried everything we could try and he had the answers."
The Timberwolves, coming off a tough loss to the Lakers, led 27-22 after the first quarter and extended the slight margin to 51-45 at the break.
They continued to play front-runner until a Samuel Dalembert alley-oop slam capped a seven-point run for a 64-62 Kings lead at the midway point of the third.
Minnesota's last road win came at Miami on February 23 of last season...These teams split their four-game series last season...Dalembert ended with 14 points and nine rebounds, while Evans had just five points and nine assists in the loss...Beasley shot 17-of-31 from the field.
- MINNESOTA: 98
Nov 11 12:41 AM
- MINNESOTA: 74
End of 3rd
Nov 11 12:02 AM
- MINNESOTA: 51
End of 1st
Nov 10 11:19 PM
- MINNESOTA: 27
End of 1st
Nov 10 10:42 PM
- MINNESOTA: 0
1st Quarter - 15:00
Nov 10 10:13 PM
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