NBA Preview from The Sports Network
Friday, March 10th (All times eastern)
Minnesota Timberwolves (26-34) at Seattle SuperSonics (23-38), 10:30 p.m.
(Sports Network) - Two of the NBA's most disappointing teams meet tonight, as the Minnesota Timberwolves visit the Seattle SuperSonics at KeyArena.
This is the fourth and final meeting of the season between the clubs. In the three previous contests, the Timberwolves beat Seattle twice at the Target Center, while the Sonics ousted Minnesota, 107-102, in overtime on November 4th at KeyArena.
Minnesota has lost two straight after winning its last three at Seattle.
The Timberwolves have lost two in a row and play the second of a six-game road trip. On Wednesday, rookie Deron Williams ended with 24 points as the Utah Jazz knocked off Minnesota, 96-93, at the Delta Center.
Kevin Garnett posted 26 points and 13 rebounds in the loss to Utah for the Timberwolves, who have dropped nine of their last 13 games overall. Marko Jaric contributed 20 points, while Rashad McCants netted 16 and Ricky Davis scored 14 in defeat.
Minnesota is a dismal 8-20 on the road this season. It has dropped three in a row and seven of its last eight as the visitor. The Timberwolves are also scheduled to visit Phoenix, the Clippers, Lakers and Golden State on the current swing.
Seattle tries to get back on the winning track as it plays the finale of a five-game homestand. The Sonics are 2-2 on the current stand.
On Wednesday, Pau Gasol finished with 21 points, 12 rebounds and 12 assists as the Memphis Grizzlies breezed past the SuperSonics, 99-74, at KeyArena.
Ray Allen ended with 18 points, while Johan Petro scored 11 and had 10 rebounds in the loss to Memphis for the SuperSonics, who have lost four of their last six games overall.
The Sonics are just 14-16 as the host this season. They are 5-5 in their last 10 contests at KeyArena.
03/10 11:01:47 ET