The good news is that the Minnesota Timberwolves were able to hold Phoenix Suns’ point guard Steve Nash to just nine assists. The bad news is that the Suns barely played their starters, aside from Marcin Gortat who finished with 20 points to go with 16 rebounds — and still left Minnesota on Wednesday night with 108-98 victory over the Wolves.
Michael Beasley led the Wolves with 24 points, 11 rebounds and five steals to nearly offset his five turnovers, but the Wolves — without Kevin Love due to his groin injury — were unable to pick up the victory. With a record of 17-62, Minnesota now has the worst record in the league since the Cleveland Cavaliers won their third straight game earlier in the evening.
Martell Webster finished with 13 points on 5-of-5 shooting, but didn’t have many positive things to say postgame.“All young guys want to be the top scorers in the league,” Webster told NBA.com’s Phil Miller. “They don’t understand what it takes to win. You’ve got to let them flesh it out, and just hope they get it out of their system fast, because then you can move on.”
Anthony Randolph, the Wolves rebounder while Love is out, finished with just three rebounds while scoring 19 points in 28 minutes.
The Wolves now go on the road to play the Denver Nuggets on Saturday. After that game, this season will be closer to being complete.