MINNEAPOLIS -- For three straight games, his minutes and points dwindled. He remained in the starting lineup, but with Luke Ridnour filling in admirably at shooting guard in J.J. Barea's hamstring-induced absence and Wayne Ellington proving to be a capable replacement off the bench Friday, Wes Johnson needed to show a pulse.
Better four games late than never.
Johnson, who combined to score just 21 points in the Minnesota Timberwolves' first four games, knocked down all six of his attempts en route to a season-high 14 points in Monday's 106-96 victory over the San Antonio Spurs. The second-year swingman played more than 29 minutes as Minnesota won back-to-back games for the first time since topping the Indiana Pacers and Utah Jazz at home March 9 and 11, respectively, last season.
"I just needed to see it go in a couple times in a row," Johnson said. "It felt good for it to drop. I just have to keep it going."
Johnson averaged a shade under 28 minutes his first two games, but hit...