Snyder, Jefferson Lead Timberwolves

Minnesota builds an early 18-point lead in routing Memphis
By Mitch Pritchard,  Newser User
Posted Apr 13, 2008 9:06 AM CDT
Minnesota Timberwolves' Rashad McCants (1) slips past the defense of Memphis Grizzlies' Hakim Warrick, right, to shoot last night. The Timberwolves defeated the Grizzlies 114-105.    (AP Photo/Nikki Boertman)
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(Newser) – Kirk Snyder had 22 points and 11 rebounds, Al Jefferson added 21 points and 10 boards, and the Minnesota Timberwolves beat the Memphis Grizzlies 114-105 last night in a game between two of the NBA's worst teams. Ryan Gomes finished with 11 points and 12 rebounds. Rashad McCants led Minnesota with 23 points and Randy Foye scored 16. Snyder's rebounding total was a career high.

Mike Conley led Memphis with a career-high 25 points, while Rudy Gay finished with 22. Hakim Warrick scored 16 points, and Andre Brown added career highs of 13 points and 18 rebounds. With Seattle owning the only record in the Wester Conference worse than these teams, this game was mostly about lottery positioning. The Timberwolves built the lead to as many as 18 early in the game.