Trio leads Timberwolves to overtime winOct 26, 2006 - 3:33 AM MINNEAPOLIS (Ticker) -- The Minnesota Timberwolves are out to prove that last season's losing record was an aberration.
Ricky Davis scored 25 points and rookie Randy Foye added 14 as the Timberwolves posted a 109-105 victory over the Chicago Bulls in overtime.
Eddie Griffin had five points in the extra period, including a key rebound basket, as Minnesota improved its preseason record to 4-3.
The Timberwolves finished 2005-06 at 33-49 for their first losing record in nine seasons.
With Minnesota leading, 100-99, in overtime, Griffin's rebound and follow shot increased the margin to three. Griffin finished with 10 points, 12 rebounds and three blocked shots.
The Timberwolves swatted 11 shots and shot 47 percent (34-of-73).
The Bulls trailed, 69-61, entering the fourth quarter, but rallied and took a 91-88 lead on a 3-pointer by Chris Duhon with 44 seconds remaining. However, Foye made a runner in the lane with 14 seconds left to tie the game at 92-92. Malik Allen missed a baseline jumper as time expired.
Chicago (5-2) also shot 47 percent (41-of-88) and was led by Kirk Hinrich with 21 points and Duhon with 15 and five assists. Duhon scored seven of his points in overtime for the Bulls, who also received 12 points from rookie Tyrus Thomas.
Minnesota travels to Milwaukee on Friday for its final exhibition game. Chicago finishes the preseason Friday at home vs. Toronto.
No one has shouted yet.
Be the first!
Be the first!
- Timberwolves will not retain Newton, Kander May 20
- Towns, Porzingis unanimously selected to All-Rookie 1st team May 19
- After lots of losing, 76ers hope to win big in NBA lottery May 17
- Timberwolves' Towns is unanimous Rookie of the Year pick May 16
- T-wolves will send Towns with Flip's ring for lottery luck May 16
- Weekend Sports in Brief May 16
- AP Source: Karl-Anthony Towns is NBA Rookie of the Year May 15
- Zach LaVine wins NBA Cares Community Assist award for April May 9
- Thibodeau's role w/Wolves: 'It's about alignment, not power' Apr 26
- Timberwolves hire Thibodeau as coach/president, Layden is GM Apr 20
- Minnesota Timberwolves hire Tom Thibodeau as coach and president, Scott Layden as GM Apr 20
- Tuesday's Sports in Brief Apr 20