‘Twas the evening of Christmas, when on TNT,
The Wolves met the Lakers in a matchup to see.
The shoes were on point, Karl’s especially so,
A sinister grinch on green all aglow.
The fans were all nestled on Twitter to chatter,
About highlights and announcers, mainly the latter.
Shoutout to the handcheck, and Larry Nance, Senior,
Chuck’s southern drawl and dismissive demeanor.
Now Barkley, now Ernie, now Kenny and Shaq!
On anti-three rants, certifiably whack!
To the midrange jumper! To backs to the basket!
To the Gorgui Dieng three that made ’em all blow a gasket!
The game! Ah, Minnesota played to opponent again,
No Ball and no Ingram, no problem for them.
L.A. ran in transition, they chucked up the threes,
While the Wolves’ outside shooting was mostly diseased.
Friends, it was close! A one point game at the half,
Kuzma did his best on the Lakers’ behalf.
But their defense was porous as a kitchen colander,
An early-fourth run pleased this reviewer,
A big and-1 dunk over Corey Wayne Brewer.
Tyus on fastbreaks and Jimmy distributing,
Taj on the glass, everyone contributing.
Then the back-breaking blows, no resistance thereafter,
A Taj corner three, and a Wiggins soon after.
Put the game out of reach, for once and for all,
So we could finally answer sleep’s beckoning call.
The game was much closer than what’s told by the score,
One twenty one to one hundred and four.
HAPPY CHRISTMAS TO ALL, AND TO ALL A GOOD NIGHT!