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Souhan blog: Postgame Wolves tidbits

  • Blog Post by: Jim Souhan
  • January 8, 2013 - 10:22 PM

Tidbits following the Wolves' 108-103 victory over Atlanta at Target Center on Tuesday night:

-16-15 matches the Wolves' best record after 31 games since they were 16-15 in 2006-07

-The Wolves had lost 11 straight to the Hawks.

-The Wolves are 8-0 this season when scoring 100.

-Nikola Pekovic had 25 points and 18 rebounds, helping the Wolves dominate the scoring in the paint, 50-38.

-Ricky Rubio finished with eight assists. He didn't drive the lane often, but he was deft in finding teammates open for jump shots.

-Derrick Williams matched a career-high by hitting three three-pointers. He's shooting 45.2 percent on 3s in his last 31 shots.

-Andrei Kirilenko, the lovable Russian, had 21 points, six rebounds and five assists. He reached 2,0000 career assists. He needs one steal to become the 15th player in NBA history to reach 2,000 assists, 1,000 steals and 1,000 blocks.

Wrote my column on the Wolves' injury woes and the admirable way they've overcome them. I invoke the name of Joey Two Steps.

I'll be on 1500espn from 9-noon all week with Judd Zulgad. I believe we'll have Wolves coach Bill Bayno on at some point tomorrow.

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