“It’s just the beginning.” – Dieng, Wolves Cruise Past Hawks, 107-83
Summary of 2 articles · Updated Mar 27, 2014
Yet it was the Wolves who would come out with a performance one would expect a team fighting for the playoffs would produce in a 107-83 bashing of the Hawks. The tandem of Dieng and Kevin Love made mincemeat of an Atlanta frontcourt lacking depth and Minnesota went on to outscore the Hawks 42-28 in the paint, ultimately defeating them 107-83 in what was essentially a meaningless game to Minnesota’s place in the final standings. Another game, another big night for Gorgui Dieng. Provided with a big opportunity in front of him given the continued absences of Nikola Pekovic and Ronny Turiaf, Dieng has really hit his stride over the past week and a half and has started to attract national attention due to his impressive work on both ends of the floor. The Wolves, are currently locked in at the tenth spot in the Western Conference with a very unrealistic chance at gaining a playoff berth. Rubio, who wouldn’t score his first point until halfway through the third, took a nasty elbow to the mouth in a collision with Mike Scott with 5:26 left in the quarter and would have to briefly leave the game to receive stitches on his upper lip.