Minneapolis, MN (Sports Network) - Luke Ridnour made three clutch free throws
with less than 20 seconds to play, as the Minnesota Timberwolves held off the
slumping Detroit Pistons, 107-101, on Saturday to give coach Rick Adelman his
1,000th career NBA victory.
Adelman now joins a list which includes Don Nelson, Lenny Wilkens, Pat Riley,
Jerry Sloan, Phil Jackson, Larry Brown and George Karl, with the historic win.
Nikola Pekovic scored 20 points and grabbed 13 rebounds and Jose Juan Barea
also had 20 to go along with six assists for the Timberwolves, who have won
three of four.
Andrei Kirilenko and Dante Cunningham chipped in 13 points apiece and Derrick
Williams had 14 in the victory.
Brandon Knight scored 25 points to lead Detroit, which has dropped 15 of 17.
Rodney Stuckey netted 20 points and grabbed eight boards and Greg Monroe
donated 16 points in the setback.
The Sports Network