MINNEAPOLIS -- Kevin Garnett had stepped on the court against his former franchise seven times. He had walked away a winner each time after imposing his unyielding will on the Minnesota Timberwolves. All the past success didnt matter one bit Friday night. Garnett and the star-studded Brooklyn Nets are finding out their reputations will get them nowhere this season. Kevin Love had 17 points, 16 rebounds and four assists in just 28 minutes, and the Timberwolves beat Garnett for the first time since he left Minnesota in a 111-81 victory over the woeful Nets on Friday night. Garnett finished with eight points and eight rebounds in 21 minutes and these aging, banged-up Nets were no match for the younger, faster Timberwolves. Mikhail Prokhorovs $190 million team has lost four in a row and seven of its last eight to fall to 3-9. "We created this monster. Weve got to deal with it," Garnett seethed. "Youre going to have the business of basketball come into play Im sure and management is probably going to do what theyve got to do, but thats out of our hands. Weve got to control our own destiny, who we are as individuals and players. So like I said, for the fifth time, look at yourself and try to fix this thing." Nikola Pekovic had 15 points and seven boards and the Wolves blew the game open after Garnett received a technical and a flagrant foul for getting physical with Love in the paint. The testy exchange ignited a 16-0 run in the third quarter for Minnesota. The Nets played without Deron Williams (sprained left ankle), Andrei Kirilenko (back spasms), Brook Lopez (sprained left ankle) and Jason Terry (bruised left knee). It was the third time theyve lost by at least 21 points this season, certainly not what anyone expected during their banner summer of trades and signings. "Everybodys frustrated," Garnett said. "I dont think theres a happy person in here or a guy whos smiling. Theres nothing to be smiling about right now." They were down big early thanks to a horrendous first quarter in which they shot 21 per cent and turned the ball over nine times. Love took it to them with nine points and 11 boards in the first 12 minutes, but things really got out of hand in the third. Garnett spent 12 years in Minnesota to start his career and was wounded when the Wolves traded him to Boston to start a rebuilding project in 2007. He always had his way with Love and the Wolves, and he tried to bully them again on Friday night. Love responded in the third, swatting Garnetts hands away, and KG reacted with a forearm shiver to Loves chest. Garnett received a technical and a flagrant, and the Wolves scored six points on the possession after Kevin Martin finished it with a 3-pointer for a 65-43 lead. "Thats kind of vintage KG, just tried to get himself going, himself into the right mind frame," Love said. "I just didnt really care." The Wolves poured it on from there, with Ricky Rubio hitting a 3 and blowing past Paul Pierce for an easy layup and a 75-43 lead. Minnesota led by as many as 37 points, and overwhelmed Nets coach Jason Kidd pulled Garnett and most of the rest of his starters with about three minutes to play in the third. "We wanted to finish it," said Corey Brewer, who had 15 points for Minnesota. "We were up and we wanted to step on them." It had to be a difficult pill for the proud Garnett to swallow. Even six years after his departure, the strong feelings remain. During a break in the action in the first quarter, the Wolves played a highlight reel and announced his accomplishments over the loud speaker. A thunderous standing ovation ensued, and Garnett got off the bench, tapped his heart and waved to the crowd in an extremely rare departure from ultra-intense demeanour during games. Andray Blatche had 16 points and Joe Johnson 15 for the Nets, who turned it over 20 times. 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The talented righty has posted a stellar 1.68 earned run average in eight starts since being activated in early May and allowed two runs or fewer in all but two of those appearances.(Sports Network) - For the first time in 17 years the Vancouver Canucks have earned the right to play for Lord Stanleys Cup. The Canucks, who have never won a title, were last in the Cup Finals in 1994 when they were bested in seven games during a classic series with the New York Rangers. The road back to the Stanley Cup Finals has been a long and tough one for the Vancouver franchise, as the club never made it past the second round between 94 and this spring. But the path the Canucks have taken in this years postseason has gotten progressively easier. Alain Vigneaults club blew a 3-0 lead to Chicago in the opening round before winning the series in Game 7. The Canucks then ousted Nashville in six games in Round 2 before beating San Jose in five tests to earn the franchises third conference title. Although the Western Conference finals matchup with the Sharks lasted only five games, the Canucks didnt exactly dominate San Jose. Vancouver picked up three of its wins by one-goal margins and clinched the series with a double- overtime victory in Game 5. The Canucks used an excellent series from the much-maligned Sedin twins and goaltender Roberto Luongo to make quick work of the Sharks. Vancouver captain Henrik Sedin compiled an amazing 12 points in the conference finals, notching one goal and 11 assists over the five games. Thanks in large part to that monster series, last years Hart Trophy winner is leading all NHLers with 21 points (2 goals, 19 assists) in 18 games this postseason Identical twin Daniel, meanwhile, notched two goals and four assists against the Sharks and has eight goals and eight helpers in the postseason. The Sedins and Alexandre Burrows, who has seven goals and seven assists in the playoffs, clearly give Vancouver a terrific top line, but centerman Ryan Kesler and company are making sure its not all about the No. 1 unit. Kesler has 18 points (7g, 11a) in the playoffs and is doing a superb job anchoring the second line with wingers Mason Raymond and Chris Higgins. Kesler did slow down in Round 3 with two goals and one assist in the series after exploding for five goals and six assists against Nashville in the conference semifinals. Raymond and Higgins have posted eight and seven points, respectively, in the 2011 postseason. With the top two lines delivering loads of offense the Canucks rely on the rest of their forwards to play solid defense and hand out big checks. Raffi Torres has been especially effective in his role, playing the part of the nasty, physical forward to perfection. 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One of Luongos best efforts of the playoffs came in Vancouvers double-OT win over San Jose in the clinching game of the conference finals. Luongo stopped 54-of-56 shots in that contest and halted all 20 Shark attempts in the overtime periods. The Montreal native and 2011 Vezina Trophy finalist is 12-6 with a 2.29 goals- against average and .922 save percentage in 18 playoff games this year. Vancouvers top four defensemen have done a great deal to help Luongo turn in a strong postseason and have also contributed on the offensive end. Kevin Bieksa and Dan Hamhuis are getting the most minutes out of that group and are also the steadiest all-around blueliners on the club. Bieksa, Christian Ehrhoff and Alexander Edler have also provided some offensive punch from the back end. Bieksa is leading the clubs blueliners with five goals and also has four assists this postseason. He is also tops on the team with a plus-10 rating. Ehrhoff has the most points on the defense with 11 (2g, 9a) and Edler has posted two goals and seven helpers. Hamhuis has one goal and five assists and is plus-five. Ehrhoff (shoulder) and fellow defenseman Aaron Rome (head) missed the last two games of the San Jose series, but both are probable for Game 1 of the Cup Finals. Vancouver is averaging 2.78 goals per game in the playoffs and has allowed an average of 2.56 scores per contest. The Canucks have also excelled on the power play, scoring on 18-of-60 attempts (28.3 percent). However, penalty killing has been an issue at times for the club, as Vigneaults troops have been scored on 14 times in 72 shorthanded situations. The PK problems were obvious against San Jose, which tallied seven times on 23 opportunities with the man advantage over five games. ' ' '