Since Herb Hill and Austin Croshere don’t get any run on their teams, Ryan Gomes is the only former Friar in the NBA who gets any serious playing time. So, I am going to try to give a little Gomes update after each Timberwolves game.
Reporting on all the Minnesota Timberwolves’ games was starting to get a little depressing. It was also getting hard coming up with new ways to phrase that they lost.
“The T-Wolves lose yet again”
“The Wolves don’t win”
“The Timberwolves don’t win and keep losing yet again”
After winning their opening game on October 29th and losing 8 straight games, the Timberwolves are finally winners in the month of November. Ok, who had before Thanksgiving?
Minnesota was finally able to hold on to a double digit lead in a game, and beat the Philadelphia Sixers 102-96.
Al Jefferson led the team with 25 points and 8 rebounds, and Gomes’ former Big East opponent Craig Smith came off the bench and had 21 points.
Ryan Gomes started his 2nd consecutive game (32 min played) and had his second highest scoring game of the season with 14 points.
Gomes wasn’t as active on the glass as he was held to only 2 rebounds. While he didn’t have any assists for only the second time this season, he had 2 steals.
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Through 10 games, here are Gomes’ averages.
Minnesota’s next game is against Gomes’ former team, the Boston Celtics, on Friday night in Minnesota.