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a couple categories, in offensive rebounds per game he is third per game. in blocks he is third in the league. >> phil: he is ninth in the league for rebounds per game. we are seeing brendan thrive. you don't see the name of kevin love, he has played in 12 games and this is his 13th game. >> steve: haywood tonight has 10 rebounds in the game. minnesota ball. five seconds to shoot. love whips a pass for damien wilkins. now he pops a jumper and misses, but the rebound is by ramon sessions. >> phil: they kind of got looking and sessions aggressively went for the
rebound. >> steve: brewer dumps it underneath. nice move by jefferson and he will shoot a couple free throws. just a 68% shooter on the year. these will be the first free throws in the game for al jefferson. >> phil: 17 offensive rebounds. the last one lead to go this one, shot opportunity right there. i think brendan has done a pretty good job on jefferson tonight. >> steve: yeah, i think so, too. >> phil: he is not the one really with the damaging offensive rebounds. he only has one offensive rebound, a total of four. he has 8 points. >> steve: he makes one of 12. it was the celtics who took him in the 15th overall pick in 2004 from high school in mississippi. he came here in a deal for kg.
timberwolves by 2 with 720 to play in regulation. wizards trying to win their third straight game and haven't had a three game win streak in the season before last. >> phil: it's the third time this year they have attempted to go three in a row. >> steve: foul will be called on washington. they got it on brendan haywood. no, they will call it -- they can't call it jamison, they call it agiler, dominic mcguire makes the foul. corey brewer to the free-throw line. another sub par free throw shooter at 63%. he makes his first free throw. this is a minnesota team that
ranked 23 in nba shooting coming in. they are shooting 58% from the night tonight. now 12-20. that hasn't been a problem. the problem has been offensive rebounding and second chance points. minnesota has 18 of them. that has been the big difference. that's the offensive rebounding. butler jumper is short. timberwolves by 4. they have only won 6 games on the year. three of them have been big. one at utah, one here against utah and one at denver. a lot of contact. another foul will be called. >> phil: the indeed play of inside play -- love tries to force it but dumps it off to
>> steve: timberwolves lead the wizards by 5 now with 6:36 to play. here in regulation. arenas got hot in the third quarter. he now has 26 points in the game. he has eight assists and six rebounds. kevin love who has had a double- double in the last 10 games of the season, has 26 points and 4 points. but 182nd chance points for minnesota. that's critical to their lead in this game. it's up to 6 points. they are on a 7-0 run in the
other night, left thigh. he also had a clipped tooth. >> steve: the tooth was chipped before then, but he certainly didn't do it any favors, that's for sure. gilbert makes that one, 24 points in the game. he is 3-4 from the line. 1-5 from long range. minnesota shooting 37.5% from the field. >> phil: it's all about the rebounding. not doing too well from the free-throw line and not shooting well from the 3-point line. they missed eight free throws notice game while the wizards are 15-17. foul on randy foye.
baseline, he kicks it out to brewer. knocked out-of-bounds. they will give it to minnesota. i thought had possession and one of the timberwolves knocked it out of his hands. >> phil: i thought so, too, it foul, free throws coming again. it's on butler, that will send damien wilkins to the line. the wizards have not made a field goal in the last 3.5 minutes of this game. there lull could very well come back to be the critical time of
the contest. >> phil: all those games lately, they took care of the ball. they shot a good percentage. they shot a high percentage. they laid off the trees and they were executing, getting the shots that they wanted. that's not been the case so far in the first 7 minutes of the fourth. >> steve: they have dug themselves a 10 point hole. that was a blocking foul for the caron butler after minnesota had garnered a 10- point advantage. their large effort of the game. butler to the line where he is 6-6 tonight. >> phil: he is outside that area and thought al jefferson
was still moving. >> steve: that's pretty close. >> phil: that was very close. so many times you see shooters up in the air and guys moving underneath them. i don't think that's fair to give them a charge under those conditions. >> steve: that cuts it to 7. a wide open jumper. >> phil: they have to realize that they have plenty of time in this game. >> steve: gilbert is fouled, he wanted that basket and didn't get it. >> phil: you don't have to gamble for the ball. get good solid position. there you see the contact from
>> steve: now gilbert has to make two free throws. he has the first. he has 26 points in the game. he is 5-6 from the line. also has six rebounds and ate assists. woefully short on the second. butler gets the steal but brewer gets it back, haywood >> phil: how many times have you seen that where washington played good defense, got the deflection but failed to come
up with the loose ball. sometimes it's a matter of a bounce important two. butler did everything right, got the deflection and nearly got possession of it, brewer was able to can capitalize it and take it to the >> steve: minnesota is 19-27 from the again, they lead by 10 with 432 time to play. the wizards need to get it in gear. traveling called on arenas. >> steve: 16th washington
turnover has led to 11 minnesota points. arenas goes all the way, lay it is up and missed it. timberwolves in the fourth quarter are 11-12 from the free- throw line. they have made it when it counts. love missed it. nice rebound by butler. butler inside, that's rejected. >> phil: kevin love with the block. >> steve: washington has but one field goal in the last 5.5 minutes. and minnesota taking advantage of every opportunity here
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sessions trying to get it. look at sessions. what a great play. he has been terrific coming into this game off the bench. he has just made things happen. he has gotten rebounds when other players have been standing around. >> phil: he nearly got that one there. that has been the whole story tonight. just the fact that they have been a little hungry and quicker and sometimes have had a better bounce.
>> steve: all those things contribute sometimes to a victory. that's what's happening tonight. love knocked away by gilbert t it will be washington's ball. i thought arenas got away with a foul. the wizards need points and need them in a hurry. aren >> phil: brewer was in the corner. that's their third 3 tonight. washington struggled from deep range. >> steve: 19-9 run in the last
six mi randy foye again, that's two three-pointers in a row. that cuts the lead to eight. the wizards need some stops here. >> phil: in a big way. >> steve: sessions smartly using part of the clock. the tip is not there, butler the rebound. here is foye again. he thought about it. lost it. turned it over. >> phil: it was tipped away from foye. i think the referee was thinking it went off foye's hands or legs. >> steve: 17th washington
turnover of the game. >> phil: that was a big one. they had a chance to cut the lead. >> steve: probably the biggest one of the game, actually. arenas pops for 3, misses. it has been that kind of night. >> phil: that was a great play p it looked like randy foye was trying to get the foul on sessions and actually made contact with him. the ball missed and you have brewer with the play fake. he laid the left hand on him, and flu u brewer was there for the put-back.
another offensive rebound. they have at least 18 offensive rebounds tonight. >> steve: they do, indeed. they have 22 second chance points. 1:09 to play, it looks bleak for washington down by 10. they will come to the other end and shoot. you see kurt rambis in his first year with the team. he was an assistant under del harris. he is best known in his career for the lakers, he spent nine seasons there in the show time
era. he had his best seasons statistically when he played for the expansion charlotte hornets in 88-89. >> steve: he was known for helping kareem on the boards. what he gave to that team was physical play he looks a lot difference now as a coach. he had the hair and the glasses. he had the unusual look. but he turned into a pretty good looking guy.
>> phil: this team has capitalized with second chance points. >> steve: tonight 85 points on 41% shooting. >> phil: look at the difference with the field goal attempts. i want to say 191? >> phil: it sure looks like it. >> steve: he gets his own rebound and gets fouled. randy will head to the free- throw line. >> phil: foye getting to the rim there and getting his own missed shot.
kevin love coming down on him with that right leg. >> steve: foye said he thought he had a future here after improving his statistic every year for the first three years. he was disappointed that the team did not renegotiate with him. he wound up coming to the wizards in the deal with mike miller. we have not seen oleksiy pecherov tonight. >> phil: speaking of pecherov, he has had 2dnps in the last five games.
>> steve: 94-86 with just over a minute to play in regulation. brewer to the free-throw line. timberwolves try willing to break a five game losing streak to the wizards. it looks like they will do it. the same two teams will play again on february 17th at the verizon center. foye with another 3-pointer. that cuts it to 7 with 55 seconds to play. wizards forced to foul. antawn fouled brewer. >> phil: they can't be
particular who they foul they have to go for the steal and stop the clock. >> steve: minnesota in this fourth quarter, 14-17 from the free-throw line. wow. >> phil: at one time they were under 60%, i know. brewer having a good night. you talk about the importance of perimeter guys knocking down shots, that's what he has done tonight. 9-16 from the field. good shooting. >> steve: foye looking to do it again. gilbert drives. his pass is intercepted. he turns it over. a timeout, corey brewer has a new career high of 27 points after scoring a career high at utah on december 14th. so a big night for him. >> phil: yeah, knocking down
good range perimeter shots and also came up with seven rebounds. but 9-16 is you just what this this theme needed. with their go to guys down low of jefferson and love. >> steve: damien wilkins was born in washington, d.c. kevin love the rebound. that will give him nine for the game. he is continuing his torrid pace. in the last ate games he came in averaging 13 rebounds per game. >> phil: right now he has the longest streak of consecutive
>> steve: he has a double- double in the last 10 games, as well. he has 16 points tonight. he misses that free throw. 100-89. wizards feel like coming into this game they had a good shot to take this team and head to memphis with a three game win streak, but it's not going to happen. just not going to happen and it just shows you that any team in the league, just like in football, any given night in the nba you can get beat by even the teams that have struggled, this will be the seventh win this season for the minnesota timberwolves. >> phil: coming into this game,
wizards had a 10-17 record and thinking they could come away with a win here. >> steve: flip saunders the winningest coach in minnesota timberwolves history suffers his first loss as the opposition in this building. emotionally it has to be a disappointing night for coach saunders. they will led to memphis on monday to take on the grizzles. >> phil: washington is going for their third consecutive win. minnesota deserved this game. >> steve: gilbert arenas with 26 points, but corey brewer had 27. washington falls here tonight, 10-18 is their record and 5-11 on the road.
that's the story here from minneapolis. the wizards will return to comcast sportsnet when they will be in memphis taking on the grizzles. final here tonight, the timberwolves 101-89. happy holidays, remember any christmas to one and all. we'll see you monday night in memphis. have a ja brawl. >> this month a net impact, the best of 2009. h man on the ice. alex the great ovenchin. and why fame and fortune has not changed him. and paying tribute to a man that taught everybody about the game. >> and then a dream comes true for one high school baseball player, a story that will warm
your heart holiday season. >> hello and welcome to this special edition of net impact. i'm art fa nel. this is the best of 2009 report where we look back at some of the stories that touched most and kept us talking. like the first report that we called a father's tribute when we went under the lights on the biggest stage in major league baseball where yankee catcher jose molina could not help but reflect on the death of his father. this year was particularly emotional for all of the brothers. we begin the coverage of a truly
remarkable story. >> they are the quintessential baseball family, the molinas, ben gypping, jose and yadar, a rare feat three brothers playing ints. the backbone is gone. ben molina santana passed away at at the age of 58. >> it is like somebody take your heart and threw it in the trash. >> his passing was stunning between games of a youth double-header. games played on the feel where he built them from scratch. >> he had high blood pressure and he wasn't taking his pills and he was going to the fields andmaing it. all of it got his blood pressure off and that's when he had the
heart attack. >> the funeral within the community where he lived. >> it was a major thing seeing 3 or 4000 people in two or three days showing respect, the most respect that they have for my dad. you have to be there to know how the kids were crying. i'm talking about nine, ten years old. >> my dad was a great man. he tried to help the little kids and got a bunch of teams. >> he died doing what he loved. he built that field literally. to die there was a special moment for him. >> a special moment as a special place, the ball feel which is such a community landmark and it's street builds the architect's name, it was on that field that a father taught his three kids had to play the game and how to live life through the game. >> he teach us about be a good
player every day and try to be better every day we became a man through baseball. he wasn't only baseball, he was the others things first like during the school, doing your homework and don't do drugs and don't do this. and then you play baseball. that's the way he taught us. >> among the invaluable life lessons, the importance of sacrifice. little known fact, ben molina had the chance to personally blaze his son's trail to the big leagues about the time benji was born the hitter in the amateur league was offered to try out with the briars and his decision to raise his family at home might be the reasons his sons make their living behind home. >> he is a very strong guy. he had a lot of respect. he worked from five a.m. to 3:30 every single day for that m years.
to tell you the truth, i never heard him complain once. i never heard that man complain one time of taking us to the field. >> he always had a smile and he was always there for you and his heart just -- the way my dad was, the tissue, everything, gave you everything he had for his family. >> now, as we approach the one year anniversary of his passing, the mo lipa brothers celebrate his father. they look at the letter he put in his casket. >> it will be a tough time without him and that i love him very much. >> benji channels his father's spirit by putting pens of words in a poem. >> thank you for loving me more now than ever, you are who i am today, you make me in soul, now
it is my turn to love you, rest in piece. i love you. >> of course the season had a bitter sweet ending for jose, the yanks would go on to win the world series and with that win jose picked up his second world series ring, he received the first one along with his brother ben gypping with the and gers, his brother yad dar won a ring with the cardinals in 2006. of course the entire baseball community in the city of brotherly love was saddened this year with the passing of one of the game's great announcer, hall of famer harry callus. he was one of those class acts that for so many of us made the moments on the field magical. derrick gunn reports on the
voice we lost. >> this afternoon at a little past 1:00 p.m., harry callus passed away at the age of 73, a day that will live in imfa knee in philadelphia. >> this ball is out of here!. the philadelphia phillies are 2008 world champions of baseball! >> a voice so distinct and recognizable emma knitting from a man that ca necked with fans throughout his career that took him from hawaii to houston to philadelphia. >> harry always had time to sign an you to graph, he always had time to take a picture with a fan. fans could would come up and hand him his cell phone and ask if he would record his outgoing message. >> you have reached kathy and kevin and they are not in writing now. >> it is out of here!
>> it is a voice that provided the sound track for nfl films for 34 years. >> whatever we asked for harry delivered and he did it on the spot, he would would hand him the script and we expected perfection and got it. >> we got the ball back in 57 seconds, a chance for both teams. >> upon the news of his passing, fans in philadelphia create add make-shift memorial outside of citizen's park with candles pile out. the phillies flag flew at half-staff. >> i literally grew up only listening and knowing the voice of harry callus for the phillies. >> the thing about it is that he probably passed up in the booth the way -- being in the place that he would have loved. >> thankfully we have his voice to throw back in the vcr and
listen to, he will be missed. he was a great person. >> less than a week later thousands took part in a public meme for harry inside of citizens' bank park family and friends came out to pay their final respect to the philadelphia icon. for all of us i believe i can look up and say harry, thank you for entering all of our lives and making them better and our prayers are that god's love and grace will you with you and your family forever. [applause] >> sanedoff so grand it had only been done on the baseball diamond two other times. for babe ruth and for legendarychart broadcaster jack carr. >> i'm a phillies fan that is feeling a tremendous loss today. i got to know harry when he first started broadcasting phillies game in 1971 and i was
a 9-year-old fan tuning in. that is when i met the voice. >> the phillies organization is honoring his memory with patches on the uniforms over their hearts. a broadcast booth is now named in callus' honor ant 7th season stretch featuring a song that allows harry's voice and personality to take over. >> when you are done, look around. he had high hopes. >> so while the city of philadelphia and its baseball team and football fans across america may have lost the voice, they will never forget it and as the tribute continues on, the impact of harry callus, the broadcaster and the person will never subside. >> in a world away, two nfl
players on a humanitarian mission literally save a little girl's life. >> i couldn't believe what was happening. >> you will hear the inspiring l of their lives. >> one story inspired all of us to do better. what started out as a humanitarian mission to africa for two nfl play earths from the chicago bears ended up in a life saving mission. from sports net chicago, here is dan higgins with the story we called gridiron guardian. >> i think god has put people in the right time and place for things like this situation like this.
we didn't pass the buck. >> two defensive line men and two teammates united in a goal to establish nfl supremacy. away from football there's another purpose that unites them. in a place a world away from soldier feel. >> during the off season the two bears were joined by teammate tommy harris on a special trip to nigeria for willie and who say born in to royalty, the africa journey was a home coming. >> this trip was two fold, we wanted for have a football camp where we were teaching nfl style football to youth and have a mel clinic where we were servicing world cities in -- outside of laos and the capital of nie jarya and it worked out well. >> they don't care about the football side. it is more like our sons are
back. they are back from the united states and their long extended visit and they are back home and we get that kind of love and it is hard to explain, like a love that a mother has for their son and the whole country has it for us. >> our every day life, it doesn't matter who we are and where you are from and what you v you can all do little things to impact somebody's life. >> through football, wally and izzi can make an impact on countless fans but during the trip, there was one child who made a huge impact on them. a 4-year-old lady named shakier asman. her smile and behind that was a sick girl in desperate need of health. she was born with a life threatening defect, a whole in her heart. as words spread about her condition an organization called the heart gift foundation was is able help but there was a page snag. airfare to the united states was not part of the funding. >> i was like it can't be happen
tog this girl. so full of life, even when i wrote a letter, i said she is full a life. i started talking to people and fortunately, i met this councilwoman who happens to be wally's aunt. she said my nephew who plays football in america is in town and he will step in and want to do something for you. >> wally's aunt came up to me and told me about the child and the situation and spoke with the mother and it was just when you look ate, it is a no-brainer, beautiful young girl and just needs the operation to get on the right track.
>> both wally and izzi pulled their resources for the flight that saved her life. they made the trip to austin, texas, the home of the heart gift foundation where saving children's lives is the people they are in. on april 13th, surgery was performed to correct her heart. >> i was grateful. i couldn't believe what was happening. is this a dream? is this reality? >> shagoom is healthy and vie want the girl now with the help of everybody involved including two men with big hearts who saved the heart of one. >> we are the ones that received the blessings to touch this young girl's life and try to make a difference, to be a part of something so positive. they were the ones that walked away feeling like wow, it gives
us a perspective on life. >> a fresh perspective on life also applies to my report on herb luck a forming runningback with the philadelphia eagles that now run force god. i traveled with pastor luck to africa where he runs a humanitarian mission called stand for africa and it stand for food and clean drinking water for africa's people. the former 32 on the field has now been back to africa four times doing what he calls god's work. >> you know it is not just the professional athletes that are teaching us about teamwork and core and and in spa ration, all you have to do is take a look at this story that involves a baseball player and a team that changed what the word winning
means. mindy report reported on a champion's heart. >> spring, a time for new beginnings, a familiar warmth of the sun on your back as many discover the love for the outdoors. in carmel california, a town with roots as deep at giant redwoods, one day the spring was different than the rest. meet women rudolph, team manager for the carmel high school baseball team. >> very positive, polite and cracks funny jokes. >> kind of makes his own path in life. he has done it with a certain amount of creativity. >> he is a good catch. he listens and he is a teenager and he is a great kid. he loves life. >> will rudolph has a taxya, a mild form of sa rebbal palssy.
a limitation with debilitating results potentially. over the years chores have become tougher, he has managed to stay focused on one of his true loves, baseball. >> made a do donation to children's make-a-wish foundation. >> my illnesses not terminal. but getting in a ballgame will be true. >> my junior and senior year, i watched games. >> nothing could have prepared will for what was in store. the bottom of the 6th inning of carmel's final game of the season and will's dream was about to become reality. >> from the second i heard the coach say number 30 for 14, my eyes welded up and i started to cry and i was like his dream was
coming true. >> i haven't been on the field in an actual baseball field in the game since i was like 8. i was pretty happy then. the coach was cool enough to put me in the game. >> will was just pinch running at 3rd base. >> i said you are not going to run. >> the crowd was going crazy chanting his name. >> with cameron was in position a father was ready to catch a special moment for his son. >> my perception of what i should be doing ant angle i should have on the shot and how do i capture it the first time on the field. >> what happened next was something all in attendance will never forget. >> before the play actually i thought about it, they hit the ball to me and what was i going to do and it came to me and i
cannot -- i actually paused for a second while i was running to 1st base and i was praying that he would throw me out instead of will. >> running. thought they had an easy play. >> i tooked a look from 3rd base and i pointed at first. >> i was going to throw it from home but i don't know, something in my heart told me that was not
the right thing to do. >> that warm moment of mutual respect and sportsman ship create add memory that will last a lifetime. >> truely, i didn't stop crying until pretty late that evening. because i saw him get lifted up and it was just a dream come true for my child. >> while the run was one of many in carmel's easy's run no scoreboard could measure the impact it had on a young man with a dream. >> it's such a small thing that he wanted. after everything he has gone through to make it happen. it was the most wonderful moment i have had. >> both the coach to know my physical limitations and still put me in, that is amazing. south africa,
an 8-year-old boy picked up the game of golf from his father. by the age of 9, he was already outplaying him. the odds of this gentle lad winning the junior world golf championships at the age of 14? 1 in 16 million. the odds of that same boy then making it to the u.s. and european pro-golf tours? 1 in 7 million. the odds of the "big easy" winning the open championship once and the u.s. open championship twice? 1 in 780 million. the odds of this professional golfer having a child diagnosed with autism? 1 in 150. ernie els encourages you to learn the signs of autism at autismspeaks.org. early diagnosis can make a lifetime of difference.
>> and still to come on this year's best of net impact are you ready for some racing? >> all right. here we go. more laps. my man dillon berger, we will go behind the wheel to show racing fans what it is like to go 120 miles per hour. stay right this because net impact is coming right back. >> welcome back to the best of net impact 2009. >> you may remember our report on washington capital's alex ovenchin a player loaded with family and forks he has major endorsements and commercials and his own clothing line and that's just for starters. earlier we asked the hockey superstar if he is overwhelmed by all of his success.
>> in washington it is a pretty cool thing. you go in a shop or you buy some stuff and shopping and people just say hey alex, good game last night, critical game. it is very fun. >> one more interesting thing, this tough guy on the ice actually admit that had he cries at movies. well, actually, so do i. go figure. finally, let's have some fun, some fast fun, some of the best work happened this year when our reporters got right in the middle of the action in this case, speeding through the turn at 120 miles per hour at the famous dover international speedway for chris miller it was time to start your engine to see if he could survive the notorious monster mile. >> chris miller and don knee knew birring here's dover international stairway, year two of the monster mile experience, got the fan experience and i'm going behind the wheel, time to go drive. ten laps of fun, let's get it done. >> it's official, here is my pit pass and my name on it. if anything happens, put it in my meme mores. >> are now a semiprofessional race car driver. and maybe by the end of the day it will make you professional.
explain it to my wife. >> me and your wife have it worked out. >> is that why the insurance papers are out this morning? >> i'm moving right in. >> all right. here we go. more laps. my man don new berger. >> that was a tip, for us doing 120 miles per hour going into that first turn, you feel it. you feel it. and that was fun. that was fun. >> i can't wait to do it myself just to see what it will feel like being on the left side of it and being on the right side of it, that was a rush. that was a rush, man. that was a rush. wow! >> all right, man.
let's do this. >> it will be all right. it will be all right. >> we are ready. i am ready. all of the teachings that don gave me for the past year-and-a-half i get to a my it and go around the monster mile, they don't call it that for a reason. that's it. let's go race. [ revving ] >> donnie, how did i do? >> what do you think hot rod. >> that was
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