Michael Beasley, the number two overall pick in the 2008 NBA draft was basically given away this offseason by the Heat for a 2011 Timberwolves 2nd-round pick.
Wednesday, he exploded for a career-high 42 points against the Kings... 12 more than his previous career high. Beasley made 17 of 31 shot attempts and grabbed nine rebounds. The 42 points for Beasley are tied for the 5th-most in Timberwolves history. The only players to score more in a game for Minnesota are Kevin Garnett (47 and 44), Wally Szczerbiak (44) and Tony Campbell (44).
The Timberwolves needed the big game from Beasley as their win in Sacramento was their first in their last 18 road games.
Speaking of 18 games...
FROM THE ELIAS SPORTS BUREAU:
The Spurs posted their 18th consecutive win over the Clippers. It's the longest current team-versus-team winning streak in the NBA. San Antonio has fashioned a longer winning streak against only one team: 21 in a row against the Grizzlies from 1997 to 2002. The Clippers' 18 straight losses to the Spurs is the second-longest losing streak against one team in franchise history. The only longer streak began with the inception of the franchise, when the Buffalo Braves lost their first 22 games versus the Celtics (1970 to 1974).