The Hawks were as good as advertised, shooting 51.2% from the floor, 47.6% from beyond the arc and 95% from the free-throw line. Every starter scored in double figures, with Al Horford leading the way with 28 points.
The Minnesota Wild beat the Vancover Canucks 5-3 Monday night at Xcel Energy Center. Minnesota has now won six straight games and now trail Vancouver by three points for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference.
Granite City Sports airs Monday through Friday from 11 AM to 3 PM on AM 1390 The Fan in St. Cloud. Jay Caldwell joins John Holler from 11 AM to noon, Holler and Dave Overlund from 12-1 and Lee Voss with Dave O from 1-3.
Nikola Pekovic had his best game since returning from a lengthy absence due to injury with 29 points, including an 11-12 night from the free throw line. Kevin Martin added 24 points for Minnesota in the win.
The Tigers honored 11 seniors Thursday: goalies Brady Gerdes and Jake Berger, forwards Donald Bagley, Braden Altena, Max Webb, Harry Stanius, Mitch Schultzenberg, Alex Keller, and Kyle Blommer along with defenseman Logan Raygor.
Thursday's guests included John Tuvey from The Huddle.com (Hour One), Minnesota Vikings guard Brandon Fusco (Hour Two), Granite City Lumberjacks Coach/GM Brad Willner (Hour Three) and Mike Doyle from the Minnesota Wild (Hour Three).
The Crusaders boys basketball team topped Mora 75-34 Thursday night at Cathedral High School in St. Cloud. Brindley Theisen led CHS with 19 points in the win, which improved the Crusaders to 16-4 on the season.
Granite City Sports airs Monday through Friday from 11 AM to 3 PM on AM 1390 The Fan with Jay Caldwell, John Holler, Lee Voss and Dave Overlund.
Wednesday's guests included SCSU basketball coach Matt Reimer, SCSU hockey captain Nick Oliver and WJON News' Dan DeBaun.
The Minnesota Timberwolves picked up their ninth win of the season by finishing strong in a 102-101 win over the Miami Heat on Wednesday night at Target Center.
The Wolves closed out the Heat with 26 points in the fourth quarter while also playing strong defense in holding Miami to just 18 points in the final stanza.
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