Found December 20, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
He only played a bit more than six minutes, about half a quarter. But Timberwolves guard Alexey Shved made the most of it. Shved entered the game for Ricky Rubio about two minutes into the second quarter of Wednesday’s 120-109 victory over Portland at Target Center. When he entered the game the Wolves had started the quarter strong, turning a nine-point lead into an 18-point edge. Over the next six-plus minutes Shved was active and aggressive. He fed Kevin Love for a three-pointer, then tossed an alley-oop for a Dante Cunningham slam followed by a driving, soaring one-handed slam of his own. By the time Shved left the game, the Wolves’ lead had grown to 29 and he had four points on 2-for-3 shooting with three assists, two rebounds and a steal. “He was really active,” Wolves coach Rick Adelman said. “He really ran the floor. But he played good the other night, too. I think he’s waking up.” For much of the season Shved has struggled, both with his shot and, seemingly, with his con...
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