Timberwolves complete successful Bucks hunt

Posted: Tuesday, January 30, 2001

MINNEAPOLIS -- Kevin Garnett scored 13 of his 29 points in the fourth quarter as the Minnesota Timberwolves rallied for their seventh consecutive win, 99-96 over the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday night.

Terrell Brandon added 20 points, including two free throws with 25.4 seconds to play for the game's final points, and he tied his career-high with 16 assists.

Wizards 95, Cavaliers 89

WASHINGTON -- Juwan Howard scored 24 points as the Washington Wizards, playing with newfound energy and grit, ran their winning streak to five games.

Celtics 99, Pistons 87

BOSTON -- Antoine Walker scored 21 of his 27 points in the second half as the Celtics rallied from a 16-point deficit for their first three-game winning streak of the season.

Suns 95, Hawks 82

ATLANTA -- Shawn Marion scored 25 points and the Phoenix Suns stifled Atlanta in the fourth quarter.

Jazz 97, Nuggets 91

DENVER -- Karl Malone scored 30 points as the Utah Jazz ended Denver's nine-game home winning streak.

Grizzlies 97, Nets 86

VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Shareef Abdur-Rahim and Michael Dickerson scored 24 points apiece as the Grizzlies came back from a 23-point deficit.

It was the biggest comeback in franchise history, besting an 18-point comeback over Houston in April, 2000.

Spurs 96, Clippers 67

LOS ANGELES -- Tim Duncan scored 16 points before relaxing through the fourth quarter as the Spurs trounced the Clippers for their fourth straight victory.

The Clippers shot only 35 percent from the field against the undermanned Spurs, who have held each of their last four opponents under 40 percent. Lamar Odom had 15 points for the Clippers, who absorbed their eighth consecutive loss -- their 11th straight to the Spurs -- and had their lowest point total of the season.

Hornets 93, Warriors 85

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Jamal Mashburn scored 27 points and Elden Campbell had 15 points and 12 rebounds as all five Charlotte starters scored in double figures as the Hornets began a tough four-game West Coast road swing.

Derrick Coleman was benched for the Hornets, who lost a big lead in the third quarter but hung on despite scoring only 13 points in the fourth.

The Warriors also managed just 13 points in the final quarter, shooting 5-for-22 and going scoreless for nearly five minutes down the stretch.

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