We do not know much about Rebecca Nesi, except for the obvious — she is a Wolves fan living in Boston who spent her Saturday night getting a big surprise — courtesy of David Kahn.
Oh my god I want Chris Johnson and Mickael Gelabale forever and ever on this team. Combined 26 points, almost all of the 4th quarter points.
— Rebecca Nesi (@rebecca_nesi) January 20, 2013
The rest of you are excused if you never heard of Chris Johnson before.
Gelabale? He had been the the worldwide radar for some time now, once getting drafted by the Sonics and catching a certain reporter’s attention with his mop top of hair, then spending several years with the French national team after his NBA career didn’t pan out.
Johnson was playing for Santa Cruz of the D-League before the Wolves got a special injury exception and signed him Saturday to a 10-day contract. Gelabale as signed to a similar contract after Lazar Hayward’s temp deal expired.
Johnson and Gelabale scored the first 23 points of the fourth quarter to lift the Timberwolves to a 92-79 victory over the slumping Houston Rockets on Saturday night.
Johnson scored 13 of his 15 points in the fourth and was serenaded with chants of “M-V-P”.”
Gelabale had 10 of his 11 points in the final 12 minutes to help the injury-plagued Wolves snap a five-game skid.
The emergence of Johnson and Gelabale was not the only surprise to come out of this game.