MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The Minnesota Timberwolves finally got some shots to fall, using 21 points from Ricky Davis and 19 by Kevin Garnett to beat the New York Knicks 107-89 on Wednesday night.

Steve Francis, replaced in the starting lineup by Jamal Crawford, came off the bench to score 19 points for the Knicks, but they failed to take advantage of the Timberwolves’ recently vulnerable transition defense. New York had only four fast-break points in the first three quarters.

The Knicks fell behind 29-10 late in the first quarter and never got closer than 12 points. Crawford scored 19 and Stephon Marbury added 18.

Mark Blount had a season-high 17 points and Mike James chipped in 16 for Minnesota, which shot a season-best 52.8 percent from the field.

The Wolves, who ranked third-to-last in the league in scoring coming into the game, have topped 100 points only three times this season and – surprise! – have won all of those contests.

AP-ES-11-22-06 2227EST

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