Michael Beasley’s Game-Winning Basket Ends Minnesota Timberwolves’ Skid at Seven

December 26th, 2010 by Joseph Fafinski Leave a reply »
The ball rolled off the backboard and went in with five seconds left. Michael Beasley gave off a fist bump that seemed more like a sigh of relief, and it was confirmed when the Cavaliers' Antwan Jamison's buzzer-beater attempt bounced off the rim.

With the 98-97 victory, the Timberwolves ended their losing skid at seven games, a streak that dated back to a December 10th victory over the Detroit Pistons.

Since then, the Pups have lost to the Bulls, Warriors, Blazers, Suns, Nuggets, Clippers, and Jazz, losing five of them within nine points.

It was a tasteful ending for Beasley, who finished the contest with a game-leading 28 points and added six boards to the mix in 42 minutes.

It was the 17th consecutive double-double for forward Kevin Love, who had 16 and 18 in 38 for the victorious club. He also hit a few clutch free throws down the stretch, including two with a few minutes left when the Wolves briefly took a 94-93 advantage.

Luke Ridnour did his best John Stockton impression, scoring a season-best 23 points with seven assists. The Oregon Ducks product also went an outstanding five-for-five from downtown.

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