Saturday, January 20, 2007

Photo by: Tom Olmscheid
The Minnesota Timberwolves fell short to the Detroit Pistons in a crazy game that ended 104-98 in double overtime. In the fourth quarter, if you haven't already heard, KG and Antonio McDyess got into a little rumble and were ejected. KG suprised me with that action. I know he was trying to protect Mark Madsen but he is a superstar and has to set a good example for young fans. Don't be surprised if you hear Adidas (his shoe maker) angry with Garnett about the matter. The game was right down to the wire and turned out to end well even without KG in the game.
Late in the first OT Mike James was trapped in a tough angle but managed to nail a three to take a three point advantage. Watching the replay, I thought it was questionable if he went out of bounds or not but they counted it. Now the Pistons had the ball and advanced the ball with a twenty second timeout. Mr. Big ,Chauncey Billups, got a pick to go to the top of the key for a three and Mike James didn't get to him in time, and he tied the game with a three! I agree with Tom Tolbert on this play, foul him before he is in the shooting motion!! In the next overtime the Pistons were out of rhythm and didn't make many shots and ran out of gas. The Pistons are better, but didn't have to face Garnett in crunch time which gave them a clear advantage. I was dazzled by Randy Foye who is a possible rookie of the year candidate.