Jefferson, Smith help Wolves snap 8-game skid

November 19, 2008 7:40:27 PM PST
Al Jefferson wouldn't allow his Minnesota Timberwolves to collapse in the fourth quarter again. Jefferson scored six of his 25 points in the final 3½ minutes to lift Minnesota to a 102-96 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night, snapping an eight-game losing streak.

Elton Brand had 19 points and 13 rebounds for Philadelphia, which missed eight free throws and lost for the first time in four games.