Mixed Results For Twins, Wolves, Wild
With the Twins, Wild and Wolves all in action on Monday, Minnesota sports fans were in heaven. Unfortunately, only the Wolves came away with a victory.
Ricky Rubio and the Timberwolves beat an undermanned Boston Celtics team 110-100 last night at Target Center. Minnesota had lost 11 straight to Boston, who was playing last night without Kevin Garnett and without Paul Pierce. The Celtics got into early foul trouble and just didn’t have enough inside to deal with Nikola Pekovic, who finished witha game high 29 points for Minnesota. Pek came in dealing with a mild foot injury, but coach Rick Adelman said he was just too much for Boston’s undermanned team to deal with.
Across town, the Minnesota Wild weren’t as fortunate. They fell behind the St. Louis Blues early and weren’t able to catch up. The Wild lost to the Blues 4-1. Danny Heatley scored the Wild’s only goal in the game, which came in the second period. The Wild are off tonight but will be at San Jose tomorrow night.
Monday was opening day at Target Field and the Twins lost to the Tigers 4-2. Twins opening day starter Vance Worley was given the unenviable task of trying to duel with Tigers ace Justin Verlander. Worley gave up eight hits and three runs in six innings. The twins scored one of their runs on a wild pitch by reliever Drew Smyly and one on an RBI s