Regular Season Series (Game 1 of 2)

Series starts 12/21

Game 1: Tuesday, December 21st
Game 2: Thursday, February 17th

Timberwolves 97

(15-9, 8-6 away)

Cavaliers 107

(15-10, 10-2 home)

    Coverage: KSTC

    7:00 PM ET, December 21, 2004

    Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, OH

    1 2 3 4 T
    MIN 22 21 24 3097
    CLE 29 29 19 30107

    Top Performers

    Min: K. Garnett 26 Pts, 13 Reb, 6 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    Cle: L. James 26 Pts, 6 Reb, 12 Ast, 1 Stl

    Minnesota (15-8) at Cleveland (14-10) 7:00 pm EST

    CLEVELAND (Ticker) -- The Cleveland Cavaliers are expected to have Eric Snow back in uniform when they face the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday.

    Snow, who served a one-game suspension for an argument with coach Paul Silas during Thursday's loss to the Detroit Pistons, publicly apologized Monday.

    Without Snow, Cleveland fell to the Boston Celtics in overtime, 114-107, on Saturday, to end a nine-game home winning streak. LeBron James scored 31 points before fouling out for the first time.

    Minnesota, which has won nine of 12, defeated the Los Angeles Clippers for the ninth straight time, 113-86, on Friday.

    Wally Szczerbiak scored a season-high 29 points and Kevin Garnett had 28 points and 10 rebounds for his 21st double-double for the Timberwolves, who are averaging 108.4 points in their last 12.

    Latrell Sprewell may be unable to play because of a hyperextended left big toe suffered when he collided with Bobby Simmons of the Clippers in the first quarter. X-rays and an MRI indicated no broken bones or torn ligaments.

    The Timberwolves have won four straight and eight of the last 10 meetings but trail the all-time series, 17-11.