For the second consecutive game, Tyreke Evans played like the Tyreke Evans we’re all accustom to seeing – pouring in 22 on 8 of 13 in Friday night’s victory versus the Minnesota Timberwovles at the Target Center.
Evans, who struggled to start the season, has come around as have the Kings who’ve now won consecutive games and currently sit at 2-4 in the Pacific Division.
The Minnesota Timberwolves started out hot, hitting 8 of their first 9 shots, giving them a 10 point lead to end the first quarter. The Kings held it together though and reversed course in the second, erasing their 10 point deficit as they headed into the half with a one point lead. The Kings never trailed again after two solid quarters in the second half en route to their 101-94 victory.
Jimmer Fredette continued his solid rookie season, yet again scoring in double digits off of the bench with 14 despite a woeful 2-8 from downtown. J.J. Hickson and Donte Greene added to the assault off the pine as the two combined for 20 and 6 in a combined 36 minutes.
The Kings now head to Chicago to face Derrick Rose in hopes of extending their win streak to three games.