Vegas, Day 8: Foye leads Wolves down stretch

Updated: July 14, 2006, 9:07 AM ET
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Courtesy Vegas Summer League:

The Minnesota Timberwolves outscored the Dallas Mavericks 13-2 over the final 3:15 of play to win its Toshiba Vegas Summer League game 86-76 Thursday afternoon.

The Timberwolves turnaround can be attributed to the nine points scored by Randy Foye down from the stretch. Foye scored a game-high 28 points (10-18 FG, 7-9 FT).

Randy Foye
Garrett W. Ellwood/Getty ImagesFoye's stellar summer continued with 28 points Thursday.
Dallas trailed by eight after the first quarter, but reeled off 52 points in the second and third quarters combined to take a 12-point cushion into the fourth. The Timberwolves chipped away at the deficit and took the lead on a three pointer by Foye at 3:15. The three put Minnesota up by two, 76-74. It was a lead they would never relinquish.

Following Foye's 28-point effort was Bracey Wright's 20 (5-11 FG, 9-11 FT) for the Wolves. ESPN.com columnist Paul Shirley chipped in with 14 (5-5 FG, 4-4 FT and seven boards) and was followed by 12 by Tyrone Ellis.

Dallas' Rawle Marshall scored 27 (6-11 FG, 14-16 FT) for Dallas in a losing effort. Pops Mensah-Bonsu and Pavel Podkolzin hit the double-digit mark with by scoring 12 and 10 points, respectively.

Minnesota takes on the New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets on Friday at 8 p.m. ET in the Cox Pavilion.

With the loss, Dallas completed its five-game run in the summer league. Marshall finished the league with a 16.4 ppg average in five games, while rookie Maurice Ager averaged 20 ppg in just two games (sat out last three games due to hand injury).

-- Dennis Rogers


Knicks top Wiz despite Pecherov's 22 points

The New York Knicks built up a 13-point first half lead and held on for a 75-67 victory over the Washington Wizards.

New York was led offensively by Ime Udoke's 13 points (4-9 FG). Udoke was closely followed by 12 scored by David Lee and Brian Greene's 11.

Washington's Oleksiy Pecherov led all scorers with a 22-point (9-14 FG) outburst. Andray Blatche chipped in with 18 (6-10 FG, 5-6 FT), while Donell Taylor had 10.

For the game, the Knicks nailed 52.6 percent (30-57 FG) of their shots, while the Wizards connected only 38.2 percent (26-68 FG) of the time.

The Knicks finish summer league play with a 4-1 record. Lee averaged a team-high 15.2 points per game in the five-game span, while Channing Frye had 12.5 points per game (two games) and Nate Robinson averaged 12.2 points per game (five games).

The Wizards ended its play with a 0-5 record. Blatche poured in a team-high 16.0 points per game in the span, while Pecherov averaged 12.6 points per game.

-- Jeff Seals


Clippers edge Pistons

The Los Angeles Clippers exploded out of the gates in the first quarter, leading 26-10 after one quarter over the Detroit Pistons en route to an 89-73 win.

Six Clippers scored in double figures led by Daniel Ewing's 16 points (5-12 FG), while Terrell Lyday had 14 points (5-7 FG). James Singleton pitched in 12 points (2-11 FG, 8-9 FT), mostly by slashing to the basket and drawing fouls, and 11 rebounds. Yaroslav Korolev (3-13 FG) and Jawad Williams (4-4 FG) had 11 points a piece, while Boniface N'dong collected a double-double with 10 points and 13 rebounds.

Amir Johnson showed the ability to bang inside, yet slash to the basket on offense as he collected a team-high 15 points (6-10 FG) and nine rebounds. Jason Maxiell had 13 points (5-10 FG), including one monster drive and dunk, and five rebounds.

The Clippers shot 44 percent (29-66 FG) for the game, while the Pistons shot 41 percent (26-64 FG). The Clippers held a nine rebound advantage (45-36), but were outscored by 21 on three-pointers.

The Clippers take on the Phoenix Suns Friday at 10 p.m. ET, while the Pistons battle the Boston Celtics Friday at 5 p.m. ET.

-- Dennis Rogers


Warriors hold on for win over Raptors

Andrea Bargnani's three-point attempt fell short at the buzzer, providing the Golden State Warriors a 77-75 comeback win over the Toronto Raptors. Jamaal Williams' layup with 1:45 left in the fourth quarter gave the Warriors a 76-75 lead, which they added to when Curtis Stinson hit one of two free throws with 11 seconds left to give the Warriors the 77-75 lead.

Bargnani, the first overall pick in the draft, continued to showcase his offensive arsenal as he hit outside jumpers, slashed to the basket and scored on post moves en route to 21 points (6-16 FG, 8-8 FT) and 11 rebounds.

Williams scored a game-high 27 points (13-18 FG) and grabbed eight rebounds in the win for the Warriors. Sean Banks was the only other Warrior in double figures, scoring 11 points on 4-of-10 shooting.

Nick George's layup in the third quarter gave the Warriors their first lead of the game at 56-55 and helped the Raptors win by nine (20-11) in the third quarter.

The Raptors had a nine point lead at half, 49-40, behind Humphries' 19 first-half points (his game total as well). Humphries was 6-of-8 from the field and 7-of-8 from the free-throw line in the half. He also grabbed seven rebounds in the process. Bargnani added 10 points (2-6 FG, 6-6 FT) and seven rebounds in the half.

Williams led the Warriors in scoring for the half with 10 points on 5-of-8 shooting.

The Raptors finish league play Friday against the Cleveland Cavaliers, while the Warriors end TVSL with a 1-4 record.

News and Notes: Warriors point guard Baron Davis was in attendance. ... Hornets rookie of the year Chris Paul was also in attendance, watching former Wake Forest star Justin Gray and North Carolina native P.J. Tucker.

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