Minnesota (40-22) at Sacramento (42-19)

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  • Game info: 9:00 pm EST Wed Mar 5, 2003
  • TV: ESPN
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SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA (TICKER) —The Minnesota Timberwolves hope to avoid losing consecutive games for the first time in more than a month when they continue a difficult road trip against the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday at Arco Arena.

The Timberwolves, who have not lost back-to-back games since January 30-31 at Dallas and Houston, began a five-game trip with a 92-83 setback at Seattle on Tuesday. Minnesota had won its previous seven games and 13 of 14.

Kevin Garnett collected 22 points and 11 rebounds but scored only two points in the fourth quarter for Minnesota, which also must face the Los Angeles Lakers, Phoenix and Dallas on the trip. Troy Hudson added 21 points in the defeat.

Like the Timberwolves, the Kings have won eight of 10, including a 107-99 victory over Philadelphia on Monday that snapped the 76ers’ nine-game winning streak.

Chris Webber contributed 29 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists, Bobby Jackson 18 points and Vlade Divac 17 and 13 rebounds for the Kings, who shot 53 percent.

The Kings have won five straight at Arco Arena, where they are 25-5.

Minnesota has won two of the first three matchups between the teams this season, but Sacramento posted a 98-86 triumph here on December 3.

The Kings have won five in a row at home over the Blazers since a 95-92 loss on April 7, 2000.

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