NBA Game Summary - Milwaukee at Minnesota
(Wednesday, April 16th)
Final Score: Minnesota 110, Milwaukee 101 (OT)
Minneapolis, MN (Sports Network) - Randy Foye scored 32 points as the Minnesota Timberwolves rallied to finish a dismal season on a high note with a 110-101 overtime triumph over the Milwaukee Bucks.
Ryan Gomes added 17 points and 10 rebounds for the T-Wolves (22-60), who closed the season with wins in three of their final four games. Marko Jaric contributed 15 points, while Al Jefferson had 13 points and 11 boards.
Ramon Sessions finished with 25 points, 14 assists and seven rebounds for the Bucks (26-56), who finished the campaign on an eight-game losing skid. Andrew Bogut donated 24 points and 15 boards, while Charlie Villanueva scored 16.
"It is kind of a tough break for us, to go out with a loss is kind of tough," Sessions said. "Individually, I am not even worried about that, I am just trying to get the win. We couldn't get it; it's tough. hey gave me the minutes and I just tried to come out and run the ball club the best I can."
Trailing by as many as 16, the Timberwolves rallied in the fourth, tying the game at 83-83 on Chris Richard's layup with 5:41 to play. Bogut responded with a layup for Milwaukee, then Villanueva drilled a three, but Minnesota battled to within 90-88 when Rashad McCants connected from beyond the arc with 4:04 remaining.
The teams traded baskets down the stretch, before Corey Brewer drained a pair of free throws to force a 94-94 tie with 26.7 ticks left.
Milwaukee worked the clock on their final possession, but Desmond Mason turned the ball over, and McCants ended up with the ball in transition, but his runner was errant as regulation expired.
Sessions converted a three-point play to give the Bucks a one point edge early in overtime, but Foye and Brewer hit back-to-back layups, then Foye drained a three for a 103-98 lead, and Minnesota pulled away from there.
"We need to win as many games as we can, we need to feel good about ourselves into the offseason," Foye said.
Foye scored 12 points in the first quarter to pace the T-Wolves to a 32-24 lead after the opening stanza.
Milwaukee completely turned the tide in the second quarter, as the Bucks defense clamped down and held Minnesota to just 13 points in the frame to help the Bucks open up a 53-45 halftime lead.
The Bucks led by as many as 16 in the third, but Minnesota rallied and headed to the fourth down 74-67.
Milwaukee played without guard Royal Ivey, who was suspended for three games for punching Bulls center Aaron Gray in the groin during Monday's game in Milwaukee...The teams split the season series 1-1, with each team winning at home...The T-Wolves finished the season 15-26 at home, while Milwaukee ended at 7-34 as the visitor...Sessions played all 53 minutes for Milwaukee.
04/16 23:57:11 ET