Wolves 88, Hawks 105It was Atlanta's first victory at Target Center in more than nine years.
From Kent Youngblood/Star Tribune:
The Wolves spent the first quarter trying to figure out two things: how to make layups and how to stop Atlanta. It turned out to be a game-long quest.
"I was very disappointed in our approach and our sense of urgency," Minnesota coach Dwane Casey said. "We're not in a position in our program yet to come out and wait until we get behind to play."
Some idea of how bad this was: Kevin Garnett didn't score till there was 1 minute, 44 seconds left in the first half. By then Joe Johnson had hit 10 of 13 shots and scored 24 points.
“Joe Johnson was aggressive from the start,” said Garnett. “The (Hawks) got into a nice rhythm and never looked back.”