From the AP recap:
Reserve Rashad McCants scored 20 points, Al Jefferson had 19 points and 14 rebounds, and the Minnesota Timberwolves snapped a five-game losing streak by beating the Philadelphia 76ers 104-88 on Tuesday night.
Wolves record: 11-41
It also introduced Randy Foye into the starting lineup for the first time this season. In his ninth game back after missing the season's first three months and 43 games because of a kneecap injury, Foye, the Wolves' 2006 first-round draft pick, moved in at shooting guard alongside four other players age 25 or younger.
Three of those -- Al Jefferson, Ryan Gomes and Sebastian Telfair -- were acquired from Boston in the Garnett trade. The other: rookie Corey Brewer, 2007 first-round pick. The reconfigured rotation brought Rashad McCants, Marko Jaric and Craig Smith, among others, off the bench and produced the team's 11th victory of the season.
Al Jefferson was back to his double-double ways with 19 and 14, while six of his teammates scored in double figures. Rashad McCants (20), Marko Jaric (15) and Craig Smith (11) were big off the bench, while Corey Brewer played terrific defense in holding Andre Iguodala to 17 points on 6-of-16 shooting (37.5 percent). Furthermore, Randy Foye started his first game of the season and went for 13 points with five assists.
The combo of Sebastian Telfair and Randy Foye showed glimpses of great play this evening. Coach Randy Wittman stated after the game the players themselves would determine if that two-some plays much for the remainder of the year. Although productive, it seems to be an indication the Timberwolves do not look at Randy Foye as a point guard.
With seven impending free agents on the Wolves' roster, the NBA trade deadline looming Thursday and few jobs guaranteed, Wittman said the meaningless games in the standings would be a character test for players who want to be a part of the Wolves' long-term plans.
For one night at least, the message resonated.
"It's important in my mind, and I think probably in management's mind, where we're going and how we're going to continue to build this," Wittman said. "There are 30 games to go, and we're going to get the best effort from everyone."