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 Timberwolves won 1 of 3 games this week, with Ryan Gomes performing well in each game. On Friday night, he his best game of the season. Let’s take a look at all the games from the week.
2/17/09 – Minnesota 103, Washington 111
Coming out of the All-Star break, the last-place Washington Wizards set a goal of playing at least .500 ball for the rest of the season.
Then they went out and blew a 19-point, first-half lead against the Minnesota Timberwolves, another team reeling from the loss of its best player.
The Wizards avoided further embarrassment by pulling away in the final minute for a 111-103 victory Tuesday night in a game that guaranteed that at least one struggling team would start the season’s homestretch on a good note.
Gomes’ line: 29 mins, 15 points, 6-18 shooting (1-4 3FG), 5 rebounds, 1 assist
2/18/09 – Minnesota 111, Miami 104
Telfair had a career-high 30 points and eight assists, Ryan Gomes added 20 points, and the Minnesota Timberwolves spoiled O’Neal’s debut in Miami by hitting a season-high 14 3-pointers and beating the Heat 111-104 on Wednesday night.
Gomes’ line: 36 mins, 20 points, 8-14 shooting (3-4 3FG), 7 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals
2/20/09 – Minnesota 105, Indiana 112
Marquis Daniels filled in for injured All-Star Danny Granger just fine, scoring 24 points in Granger’s place in the starting lineup and leading the Indiana Pacers past the Minnesota Timberwolves 112-105 on Friday night.
Troy Murphy added 16 points and 14 rebounds, helping the Pacers overcome a career-high 36 points by Randy Foye while the Timberwolves missed 18 of 41 free throws.
Gomes’ line: 35 mins, 26 points (SEASON HIGH), 10-19 shooting (2-3 3FG), 3 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals
Even more interesting about this game was all of the former BIG EAST players involved.
IND – Troy Murphy – 16 points (ND)
IND – Roy Hibbert – 7 points (Georgetown)
Minn – Randy Foye – 36 points (Nova)
Minn – Craig Smith – 3 points
And obviously our boy Ryan Gomes with 26 points.