Timberwolves 94, Pistons 90, OT

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AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) – Kevin Garnett had 19 points and 14 rebounds, Ricky Davis scored 21 and Mark Blount made a key 3-pointer to give the Minnesota Timberwolves a 94-90 overtime win over the Detroit Pistons on Monday.

Blount’s 3-pointer – just his fourth of the year – beat the shot clock with 12.8 seconds left to give Minnesota a 92-88 lead.

Richard Hamilton, who scored 32 points, made free throws on the ensuing possession to pull the Pistons within two before Garnett sealed the win at the line.

Both teams had chances to win in regulation.

McDyess blocked Randy Foye’s layup, Rasheed Wallace grabbed the rebound and the Pistons called timeout with 3.3 seconds left. Minnesota wisely fouled Hamilton before he could take a shot because the Pistons had to take the ball out of bounds because they weren’t in the bonus. Hamilton then missed a shot just before the buzzer.

Before the game, Chris Webber said he will join the Pistons when he becomes a free agent Tuesday. The five-time All-Star was waived by the Philadelphia 76ers last week. He becomes an unrestricted free agent after clearing waivers Tuesday, freeing him to sign a new deal.

Webber was greeted by a standing ovation early in the first quarter when he arrived to watch the game with his father from front-row seats. It was a much warmer welcome than he had previously at The Palace because of his involvement with deceased Michigan booster Ed Martin that led to NCAA sanctions.

AP-ES-01-15-07 1822EST

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