After Austin Croshere got waived, Ryan Gomes is now the only former Providence Friar in the NBA. I will try to give a Gomes update each week.
The T-Wolves played four games this week and went 1-3
2/3/09: Minnesota 116, Indiana 111
Indiana stopped Al Jefferson, which is the usual recipe for success against Minnesota.
Unfortunately for the Pacers, the rest of the Timberwolves went off.
Ryan Gomes: 35 mins, 16 points, 7-18 shooting (2-6 3FG), 6 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals
Ryan Gomes played for Minnesota while the Friars held “Ryan Gomes” bobblehead night for their game against Villanova. PC lost a tough one, and Gomes himself did not do very well in his game against the Hawks.
2/4/09: Minnesota 86, Atlanta 94
Maybe that concussion knocked some sense into Marvin Williams.
With All-Star Joe Johnson at home with an illness, Williams filled in beautifully with 23 points and 10 rebounds to lift the Hawks to a 94-86 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night.
Ryan Gomes: 40 mins, 3 points, 1-10 shooting (0-4 3FG), 3 rebounds, 2 assists
2/7/09 – Minnesota 90, Houston 107
The Houston Rockets keep saying they need to play better defense. That’s what it took to turn around their game with Minnesota on Saturday night.
Yao Ming scored 30 points, Rafer Alston added 22 and the Rockets rallied from a 15-point deficit in the first half to beat the Timberwolves 107-90.
Tracy McGrady added 15 points and Ron Artest 14 for the Rockets, who also overcame Al Jefferson’s 36 points to beat Minnesota for the sixth straight time.
Ryan Gomes: 32 mins, 12 points, 5-14 shooting (1-5 3FG), 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals
2/8/09: Minnesota 97, New Orleans 101
Sean Marks came up empty as he searched his memory for the last time he was on the court in the final minutes of a close game.
Yet the Hornets’ backup big man came through in the waning moments against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday night.
Marks dunked with 7.8 seconds left to cap a career-high 18-point effort, and the short-handed Hornets overcame the ejection of David West in a 101-97 victory.
Minnesota’s loss wasted a strong performance by Ryan Gomes, whose five 3-pointers were a career-high for a single game.
Ryan Gomes: 36 mins, 21 points, 8-14 shooting (5-6 3FG), 5 rebounds, 2 assists
Through 50 games, here are Gomes’ averages.
Minnesota is now 17-33. They only have one game this week due to the All-Star game this coming weekend.