New York Knicks vs. Minnesota Timberwolves Game Thread
(11-16) (4-23)







Albert Harrington and the Knicks
---->leads team 19.9 points, 6.6 rebounds

vs.



Al Jefferson and the Timberwolves
---->leads team 22.2 points, 10.3 rebounds, 2 blocks


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PLAYER SPOTLIGHT




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26 points, 48&#37; fg, 96% FT, 4 rebounds, 4 assists, 1.7 steals

Key Matchup:



David Lee

vs.


Al Jefferson

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Prediction:

Timberwolves 97
Knicks 93

Starting Lineups:

PG Foye
SG Miller
SF Smith
PF Gomes
C Jefferson


PG Duhon
SG Richardson
SF Chandler
PF Harrington
C Lee

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