Author Archives: William Bohl

Timberwolves World Team 121, Timberwolves USA Team 112: Welcome to the Wiggins/LaVine Dunkapalooza

The Wolves had four players in the Rising Stars Game on Friday night. Zach LaVine, Shabazz Muhammad and the USA squad fell 121–112 to the World team, led by Gorgui Dieng and Andrew Wiggins, who took home MVP honors following his electrifying six dunk performance. Wiggins and LaVine tied for the game high in points (22 […]

Wolves 112, Pistons 101: Keep on Truckin’

Ain’t nothin’ holdin’ me back nothin’ I’ll keep right on, right on truckin’ Ain’t nothin’ holdin’ me back nothin’ I’ll keep right on, right on truckin’ – Eddie Kendricks, Keep on Truckin’ Steph Curry and Kevin Durant launching heat check threes like trebuchets of fire is fun to watch. LeBron James and Russell Westbrook barrelling […]

Mavs 100, Wolves 94: We missed you, Ricky Rubio.

While Ricky Rubio was gone – 87 days, 42 games – the Wolves went 6-36, sporting the 4th-worst offense and worst defense (by more than 3 points per 100 possessions) in the NBA over that stretch. There were plenty of injuries to go around and all of them contributed to the slide, but Rubio’s absence […]

So… Will YOU Boo Kevin Love?

Tomorrow night, a divisive former Timberwolf returns to the Target Center as a visiting player – and not just Mike Miller, the guy whose curious aversion to pulling the trigger on threes during his lone season in Minnesota vexed many observers (including, famously, Steve Aschburner). It’s that other dude – what’s his name? He sometimes has a […]

Thunder 92, Wolves 84: Vacations

The photo above almost certainly isn’t awe-inspiring to any of you; sure, there are mountains, but they aren’t very close, and there are some unsightly power lines in the way. Nothing about the image screams “vacation” or “good times.” Aesthetically speaking, it’s sort of mundane and dull, the sort of picture only a weirdo like […]

Mavericks 98, Wolves 75: Crowdsourcing Distractions

Have you ever noticed Rick Carlisle looks a lot like Jim Carrey? Have you ever noticed Dirk Nowitzki looks a lot like Barry Pepper? Have you ever noticed that Rajon Rondo “look like that Turtle Name Franklin on Nick Jr?” These are distractions. Share this because Rubio would pass this along:

Suns 110, Timberwolves 99: The winning streak stops at one

I have no idea if this is true or not (I’ll have to ask him about it the next time Phoenix comes to town), but my hypothesis is that a relative of Goran (and Zoran, I guess) Dragic was once attacked and killed by a timberwolf, which is the reason why he seems to bring […]

Timberwolves 107, Hawks 83: Infiltration

  infiltrate, verb: enter or gain access to (an organization, place, etc.) surreptitiously and gradually, especially in order to acquire secret information. Wednesday night’s victory over the Atlanta Hawks brought the Timberwolves back to .500, at 35-35, with 12 games to go. I’ve recapped approximately a third of those games, and so far, I’ve resisted the […]

Timberwolves 106, Rockets 129: Joystick Killjoy

When Houston came out of the halftime break and put on the offensive clinic that sealed Minnesota’s fate, many words ran through my head, and surprisingly, all of them are fit to print. I root for the Timberwolves – of course – but sometimes basketball is so beautiful that even when bad things happen to […]

Timberwolves 93, Bobcats 105: Fire and Nice

Over the past week and a half, the Wolves have had three opportunities to get to two games over .500 – a place they haven’t been since before Thanksgiving – and all three times, they’ve laid eggs. Minnesota lost to New York and Toronto at home, and last night, they fell to Charlotte on the […]