T'Wolves cut Tucker, lose to RaptorsMinnesota Sports
- The Timberwolves lost their 13th straight game last night, falling to Toronto 106-100 at Target Center.
MINNEAPOLIS - The Timberwolves lost their 13th straight game last night, falling to Toronto 106-100 at Target Center.
The Wolves trailed by as many as 12 points before cutting the deficit to two with four minutes to play, but they were never able to come up with a key defensive stop the rest of the way. Chris Bosh led the Raptors with 21 points and ten rebounds, while the Wolves got 22 points from Al Jefferson with Wayne Ellington coming off the bench to score 17 points.
The Wolves have lost 19 of their last 20 games and play at Charlotte tomorrow night. They'll have a familiar face back on the roster when they play the Bobcats. Forward Brian Cardinal is returning for the last 11 games, less than a month after he was traded to the Knicks and promptly put on waivers.
The Wolves made room for Cardinal by waiving guard Alondo Tucker. The former Wisconsin basketball star did not play very much since he was acquired in a trade from Phoenix in December. Minnesota dealt back-up point guard Jason Hart to the Suns for Tucker, a conditional second-round draft choice, and cash. Tucker played in just four games for the T-Wolves, averaging two points in just about six-and-a-half minutes. Tucker was the Suns’ first round draft pick in 2007. He has averaged about four points and one rebound in 51 career games.