But once they got their bearings, they dominated the Wizards. Garnett only had five points on 2-of-7 shooting, but he grabbed eight boards and showed a ton of energy on defense and while coaching players on the bench. Offensively, Minnesota was led by Kevin Martin, who scored 28 points and 10-of-15 shooting.
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Why The Wizards Should Have Their Way Vs. Timberwolves
Washington Wizards vs. Minnesota Timberwolves: Live Score, Highlights, ReactionGetty ImagesIn an emotional game that saw the return of Kevin Garnett to the team that drafted him, the Minnesota Timberwolves defended their home floor and beat the Washington Wizards, 97-77. The Wolves started the game 0-of-10 from the field, perhaps riding the emotional wave a little too high.
His hot hand kept the Wolves in it while the rest of the team struggled in the first half. Andrew Wiggins added 19 points on 6-of-13 shooting. The Wizards were led by Otto Porter, who scored 13 points. John Wall had 10 assists, but went just 2-of-10 from the field on the way to five points. Washington's next game will be on the road, against the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday at 7 p. m. ET. Minnesota will also be on the road, taking on the Chicago Bulls on Friday at 8 p.
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