Gortat, Suns Take Care Of T-Wolves With 108-98 Win

The Suns did what they basically were supposed to do, even though the win doesn't matter now. Gortat's double-double and Kevin Love's absence helped Phoenix to the win.

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Gortat And Brooks Lift Suns Past Minnesota

The Polish Hammer laid down his vengeance upon the Minnesota Timberwolves, one of the few teams playing for less than the Phoenix Suns these days. Marcin Gortat's 20 points and 16 rebounds led the team in a needed victory over a team missing their best player (Kevin Love, who was out with a groin injury).

With the loss, the Timberwolves now have the league's worst record, having dropped 11 straight and 22 of their last 26 games. Love, the league's leading rebounder with 15.2 a game, has missed six of Minny's last eight games, and the team obviously needs every last bit of his talent. Michael Beasley's 24 points and 11 rebounds weren't enough.

Phoenix managed a win while allowing veterans Steve Nash and Grant Hill to sit the entire second and fourth quarters. In Nash's stead, Aaron Brooks had a solid game with 19 points (on 8-for-13 shooting) and six assists. Hakim Warrick and Hill each contributed 17 points.

Now out of the playoff picture, Phoenix continues to crawl towards the .500 mark and bring some respectability to the end of the season. They face the New Orleans Hornets on Friday, a team that just clinched its playoff spot.


Phoenix Suns Schedule: Who's Afraid Of Love's Wolves?

The Phoenix Suns play the Minnesota Timberwolves who feature some nice young talent and has become the home for wayward forwards. Michael Beasley and Anthony Randolph are unquestionably some of the most unique and talented fellers we have in our game today (Hubbie Brown voice) and given the chance to play for a bad team that's not chasing the playoffs (or wins) they are able to put up numbers without having to worry about the big picture (wins).

Beasley is averaging 18.9 points and 5.6 rebounds while Randolph, having escaped the Mike D'Antoni and Don Nelson dog houses, is putting up 10.1 points and 5.1 rebounds in 18 minutes per game. Super Stud Kevin Love (groin) and Super Bust Darko Milicic (ankle) both missed Tuesday's Wolves' game. Status for tonight is currently unknown.

For more on the game, visit Bright Side of the Sun:

Phoenix Suns Visit Minnesota Timberwolves 5PM AZ Time - Bright Side Of The Sun
It's the end of the season as we know it and I'm not fine....

Lets face it, no playoffs, Suns are done, it's over. Is it even worth our time to sit back and watch these remaining, meaningless games? Why bother? What's the point? Is there one?

Yet, for some reason I still find myself having to say in the voice of Ferris Bueller, "You're still here? It's over. Go home. Go."

The game tips at 5:00 p.m. local time on My45 and will be broadcast on Sports 620 radio. Fans can follow along during the game with other Suns fans at the live game thread at Bright Side of the Sun.       

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