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.
The defending champion Boston Celtics came to Minnesota, as Ryan Gomes squared off against the team that drafted him out of Providence College.
The Celtics won 95-78, preventing the Timberwolves from winning the unthinkable two games in a row. Minnesota was coming off a rare win against the Sixers during the week to finally stop a disastrous 8 game losing streak.
Gomes got his 3rd straight start but had an off night against his former team. In 28 minutes play, Gomes shot 3-11 (1-4 from behind the arc) and only registered 7 points. He had a solid night defensively with 6 rebounds and 2 steals, but he also turned the ball over 3 times and had no assists.
“They upped the intensity,” forward Ryan Gomes said. “That’s what it seemed like to me. We couldn’t make any plays. No one made any plays for themselves or anyone else. … They got into everything they wanted.”
Minnesota is now 2-9, good for 2nd worst record in the NBA.
Through 11 games, here are Gomes’ averages.
Minnesota’s next game is Sunday at Detroit against the Pistons at 6PM.