Timberwolves, Shved Rally to Beat Brooklyn 107-96
The Timberwolves rallied to beat Brooklyn in Brooklyn 107-96 Monday night. The Wolves trailed by 22 but outscored the Nets 32-10 in the 4th quarter to sneak out the win. Alexey Shved made 2 3-pointers and made the go-ahead basket with 2:38 left to lift the Wolves to the win. Chase Budinger made a 3-point basket with :38 left that helped seal the win.
Nikola Pekovic led Minnesota with 21 points and 7 rebounds, Andrei Kirilenko and Chase Budinger each scored 16 points and Kirilenko added 10 rebounds. Dante Cunningham had 11 points and 11 rebounds off the bench for the Wolves. Joe Johnson led the Nets with 19 points.
The Timberwolves are 2-1 and will host Orlando at 7pm Wednesday, pregame on WJON at 6:30. The Wolves lead the Northwest Division 1/2 game better than 2nd place Portland. Orlando is off to a 2-0 start.