By Kyle Ratke

Normally the Timberwolves start off the game hot and end the game cold.

Things were quite the opposite on Wednesday night at the Target Center when the Wolves took down the reeling Atlanta Hawks 107-83.

“I thought we responded well, especially in the second half,” Wolves coach Rick Adelman said. “Both teams struggled in the first half of scoring, they did especially, but I think overall it was a good effort.”

For a team known for lighting up the scoreboard in the first quarter, the Wolves weren’t themselves on Wednesday night during the first 12 minutes, scoring just 20 points compared to Atlanta’s 19. Minnesota played sloppy, turning the ball over six times.

Luckily for them, Atlanta was sloppier, committing seven turnovers. At the end of one, Kevin Martin and Corey Brewer led the Wolves with six points.

To end the first half, wing man Corey Brewer nailed a jumper at the buzzer to give the Wolves a 48-41 lead. To make things better, it made him the leading scorer in the game at that point with 12 points. He was efficient as well, shooting 6-of-11 from the field.

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