Andrei Kirlenko, Wolves
Fellow countryman Alexey Shved gets serious consideration, but this guy played 44 minutes, including the entire second half, and delivered another across-the-board performance -- 16 points, 11 rebounds, two steals, two blocks and two assists -- that proved instrumental and probably inspirational.
BY THE NUMBERS
4 Consecutive games the Wolves have lost a player: J.J. Barea (sprained foot) on Wednesday, Brandon Roy (sore knee) Friday, Chase Budinger (torn meniscus) Saturday and Nikola Pekovic (sprained ankle) Monday.
12:23 Playing time for starting power forward Derrick Williams, who couldn't get back into the game when Rick Adelman turned to Dante Cunningham and Lou Amundson.