Jerry Zgoda missed the entire Kevin Garnett era, but he's back covering the Timberwolves after working the beat for their first four seasons two decades ago. In between, he covered a bit of everything: Gopher men's and women's basketball and NCAA athletics, golf, outdoor recreation, sports media and a little Vikings and Twins.

Who are those guys?: Wolves win 116-105 in Detroit

Posted by: Jerry Zgoda under Wolves players, Wolves postgame, Wolves news Updated: March 3, 2011 - 7:06 AM

Sorry, didn't have the chance to post this right after the game after a long travel/work day Wednesday, so...

The Wolves won their 15th game Wednesday night in Detroit by beating the Pistons 116-105.

That matches the number they won all last season with 20 left to play.

Those 20 could get interesting if they played like they did Wednesday, or if they faced an opponent seemingly in as much disarray as the Pistons are every night here on out.

Here's the game story that focuses on Jonny Flynn and Anthony Randolph, two formerly forgotten men who were anything but against the Pistons.

Flynn reached his career high with 10 assists by halftime, then went on to finish with 14 and would have had another if Michael Beasley hadn't flipped Flynn's long pass to Randolph for a mighty slam along the way.

Flynn looked like a different guy -- self assured, dynamic -- playing with Randolph and said as much afterward, suggesting a 6-10 guy who can handle the ball and looks to push it every time changes everything for a point guard who's programmed to run.

I'll write more about that Flynn-Randolph thing for Thursday's paper.

For now, I've got a plane to Philadelphia to catch.

The Wolves are taking Thursday off and finish this three-game Eastern trip with games Friday against the Sixers and Saturday at Washington.

 

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