CHART: Wolves are streak busters

  • Updated: March 9, 2012 - 7:01 AM

STREAK BUSTERS

The Wolves entered this season with more than a few scores -- or streaks -- to settle. The team had lost 15 or more consecutive games to four Western Conference foes. Minnesota has stopped three of those streaks, but one remains. Here is a look at them:

SAN ANTONIO

Streak entering the season: The Spurs had won 16 in a row since the Wolves had won on Jan. 3, 2007, behind 28 points from Mark Blount and 27 from Kevin Garnett.

This year: One night after beating the Mavericks, the Wolves thrilled the home fans with a 106-96 victory over the Spurs on Jan. 2, with all five Wolves starters scoring in double figures.

Since then: On Jan. 27 the Wolves beat the Spurs 87-79. On March 21, the Wolves will play in San Antonio looking to sweep the season series for the first time since 1996-97.

PORTLAND

Streak entering the season: The Blazers were 16-0 vs. the Wolves since Garnett's buzzer-beater gave the Wolves a 94-93 victory March 25, 2007.

This year: Love scored 42 and Martell Webster 21 on Saturday as the Wolves won in Portland 122-110 Saturday for the first time since 2005.

Since then: The Wolves beat the Blazers at home Wednesday and will look for the season sweep -- the first vs. Portland since 2004-05 -- April 1 in Portland.

L.A. LAKERS

Streak entering the season: The Lakers had won 15 in a row since Ricky Davis had 33 points and Garnett 26 in a 117-107 double-overtime victory on March 6, 2007.

This year: The Wolves have lost both games, 106-101 at home Jan. 29 and 104-85 in L.A. Feb. 29. For the Wolves, playing without Love (who was ill), it was the team's most lopsided loss.

Since then: The two teams meet Friday at Target Center.

KENT YOUNGBLOOD

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