Pacers Pound T-Wolves: First Preseason Win Shows Potential for Young Team

October 13th, 2010 by Chad Smith Leave a reply »
Tonight the undefeated Minnesota Timberwolves squared off against the winless Indiana Pacers. Naturally, the Pacers got the victory.

Not only did the Pacers get the win, but they did it convincingly, dominating offensively and defensively. Only one Timberwolves player scored in double figures, and that was Luke Ridnour, who finished with 11 points. Kevin Love and Michael Beasley were held to just nine points each.

A familiar face led the Pacers on the night they got their first win. Danny Granger finished with 30 points, 11 rebounds and four assists.

The Pacers held the T-wolves under 32% shooting from the floor. They also shot just 66.7% from the free throw line. The fast break points were in the Pacers favor, as they outscored the Wolves 16 to 7. The Pacers also did more damage in the paint, as they outscored the Wolves 30 to 22.

Perhaps the biggest surprise was the Pacers' improvement on the boards. They out-rebounded Minnesota 63 to 48.

The Pacers shot 42% from the floor, despite shooting just 25% from three-point range.  They also shot 62.5% from the free throw line.

T.J. Ford, Dahntay Jones and Brandon Rush did not play in this ...

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