Timberwolves win showdown with Kings

Posted: Friday, February 20, 2004

MINNEAPOLIS Kevin Garnett had 22 points and 24 rebounds for the Minnesota Timberwolves in a 92-75 victory over Sacramento on Thursday night in a matchup of the Western Conference's top teams.

Sam Cassell added 18 points for Minnesota (39-15), which used a whopping 60-34 rebound advantage to beat Sacramento (38-14) in a surprisingly Eastern Conference-style game.

Peja Stojakovic had 15 points for the Kings, whose 75 points were a season low 30 under their average and just the third time they were under 90.

76ers 112, SuperSonics 101

SEATTLE Allen Iverson returned to Philadelphia's starting lineup to score 40 points.

New Sixers coach Chris Ford kept Iverson out of the starting lineup Tuesday night in a loss to Denver after the star guard missed a practice after the All-Star break.

Iverson was 10-of-24 from the field and made 17 free throws to help Philadelphia snap a five-game road losing streak. Glenn Robinson added 26 points, and Willie Green had 10.

Ray Allen led Seattle with 31 points and 11 rebounds.

Clippers 102, Celtics 100

LOS ANGELES Eddie House made an off-balance 19-foot jumper with 1.8 seconds remaining for the Clippers.

Elton Brand scored 24 of his season-high 39 points in the first half, and the Clippers overcame the early ejection of Quentin Richardson to end a five-game losing streak.

Brand also had 11 rebounds and blocked six shots.

Ricky Davis led Boston with 23 points.

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