Regular Season Series (Game 2 of 2)

Series starts 10/12

Game 1: Wednesday, October 12th
Game 2: Saturday, October 22nd

Timberwolves 89

(2-4, 2-2 away)

Bucks 85

(3-3, 2-1 home)

    7:30 PM ET, October 22, 2005

    BMO Harris Bradley Center, Milwaukee, WI

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    MIN 22 24 25 1889
    MIL 26 21 19 1985

    Garnett peaks in the third period

    MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Kevin Garnett had 25 points and 15 rebounds as the Minnesota Timberwolves beat the Milwaukee Bucks 89-85 in an exhibition game Saturday night.

    Garnett dominated in playing a preseason-high 30 minutes.

    He had 11 points and nine rebounds in the decisive third period, when Minnesota (2-4) used a 14-2 run to take the lead for good.

    Garnett had six points during the spurt, as Minnesota turned a 57-53 deficit into a 67-59 advantage. The Bucks (3-3) went without a field goal from the 8:46 mark of the third quarter until Andrew Bogut tipped in a missed shot with 0.7 seconds left.

    Milwaukee never led in the fourth quarter despite playing its starting lineup until the end. Bobby Simmons sank two free throws to get the Bucks within one, 86-85, with 56 seconds left.

    The Bucks had the ball down two, 87-85, with 20.7 seconds left but T.J. Ford missed a layup with 8 seconds remaining to seal it.

    Eddie Griffin added 13 points in 19 minutes for Minnesota.

    Michael Redd led Milwaukee with 24 points. Simmons and Desmond Mason added 14 points apiece.

    Ford looked impressive in his continued attempt to return from a spinal injury that kept him out for the last 1½ years. He had 11 points, seven rebounds and six assists in a preseason-high 35 minutes.

    Bogut, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2005 NBA Draft, had eight points and seven rebounds in 31 minutes.

    Garnett had 14 points and six rebounds in the first half, but the Bucks held a 47-46 lead at the break.

    Redd had 15 points in the first quarter.

    Milwaukee center Dan Gadzuric (left knee bruise) and forward Joe Smith (left knee pain) did not play. Smith has yet to play this preseason.

    Minnesota forward Wally Szczerbiak (sprained right foot) and guard Troy Hudson (strained left hip flexor) missed the game for Minnesota.

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