Category Archives: 2010 Pre-Season

Martell Webster's back hurts

Bad enough to have surgery this morning apparently, says a Wolves’ press release. The surgery is called a microdiscectomy. This means it is a small discectomy (never even been to medical school!) The release goes on to tell us that “no timetable for Webster’s return has been established, but the typical recovery time for this […]

Timberwolves explode into regular season

Well maybe you can’t call 31 foul, 43% shooting night an “explosion.” As Andrew Bogut remarked, “it was pretty boring.” But the Wolves did beat the Bucks in their final preseason game, 119-118 and raise their exhibition record to a sparkling 6-2. Light them fireworks. Highlights and box score of the whole torrid affair are […]

Wolves fall to Pacers; title hopes dashed

If the Wolves do not become the world champions of the NBA pre-season, they will have the Indiana Pacers–who just dropped our Pups for the second time this exhibition year–to blame. And by “the Indiana Pacers” I, of course, mean some maundering, semi-NBA-ish group that does not include Danny Granger or Dahntay Jones, and that […]

Timberwolves rain fire on NBA pre-season

Friends, the Wolves are 5-1.  Attempts to plumb the depths of this strange statistic for hidden meanings and portents will probably be futile. When we look back on this season in June, after the Wolves have either won 45 games or 14, have either blossomed with promise or collapsed into a quivering husk, we’ll say […]

Temple of doom: Wolves fall to Pacers

The Wolves’ 98-86 loss to the Pacers on Wednesday night was seen by almost nobody. Nonetheless, we know that the Wolves seemed to play solid defense but shot only 32% from the floor. Kurt Rambis wrote it off to “fatigue.” That’s gonna happen, I guess. All I know is I’m glad I didn’t have to […]

Wolves Take Nuggets, Truth Recedes

Say these words out loud: “the Wolves are 3-0 in the preseason.” What enters your mind?  Do you maybe sense a faint welling of hope in your heart? Do you give a weary little chuckle, telling yourself, “hey relax bro, I’ve heard that song before”? Are you perhaps reminded again of the inherent emptiness of […]

Wolves Dominate The "Lakers" In First Pre-season Game: What Can We Take From It?

It’s hard to take anything away from the first pre-season game of October. Sure, we want to believe that a 19-point win over the Lakers is something to boast about but the game itself was so weird and out of the ordinary from pretty much everything we’ll see this season that it’s hard for this […]