Category Archives: 2012-13 Season

Timberwolves 107, Bucks 98: Ricky Rubio, Buck Hunter Pro

It’s amazing how fun Ricky Rubio can be at times. We know about the passing and the steals. We know he can crash the boards and break down opposing perimeter defenders. And we see glimpses of an improved jump shooter. In fact, over Rubio’s last 10 games, he’s over 40% from the field (41.2%) and […]

Tanks but no tanks

To tank or not to tank? That’s what teams are left trying to figure out at the end of disappointing seasons. For some organizations, the entire season is one big tank fest as they rebuild and try to bring some youth and cheap labor to their re-growing roster (see: Bobcats, Charlotte). For other teams, the […]

Timberwolves 110, Celtics 100: Professional Human Beings

A game the Wolves should have won and did. Against a thoroughly depleted Celtics squad whose frontcourt rotation consisted of Brandon Bass, Chris Wilcox, Shavlik Randolph (who is apparently the first person named Shavlik in the history of the world based on my research) and even 3 minutes and 50 seconds of D.J. White, the […]

Grizzlies 99, Timberwolves 86: Gritted and grounded

During Friday night’s stunning win over the Oklahoma City Thunder, Rick Adelman talked about how he was happy to see that the team didn’t have any lulls throughout their game. It was a reason they were able to match the runs the Thunder went on. It was the reason they were able to topple a […]

Timberwolves 101, Thunder 93: Become One Anything, One Time

Something you hear a lot of commentators say is that the NBA is a “make or miss” league. I don’t get this. Or rather, I understand that the game is decided by who scores more points, and thus that the team that wins has—by design—made more shots than the other team. But is that all […]

Lakers 120, Timberwolves 117: it takes courage

That’s the only thing we’re going to remember from this game and probably rightfully so. The Lakers gave the Wolves a lot of opportunities to stay in this game. They played horrendous defense throughout much of the second half and the Wolves fought back to make it a game, thanks to Smite-a-Dwight in the 10th […]

Timberwolves 105, Pistons 82: Jigsaw Falling Into Place

You can see pretty easily where things started to work for the Timberwolves in this game by looking at this handy game flow chart, courtesy of First, the bad news: Obviously, neither teamed scored 140 points.

Bulls 104, Timberwolves 97: a broken clock is wrong almost always

“A broken clock is right twice a day.” This is one of those sayings that is supposed to be clever and profound, but all it does is make me irate when people use it as a crutch for a terrible argument. Sure, a broken clock is correct twice a day, unless you’re in the military […]

Timberwolves 117, Suns 86: Golden Cloud

Although in our hearts we always suspected it to be true, we couldn’t help feeling a little distressed over Rick Adelman’s admission yesterday that he is considering walking away from the Wolves this coming summer. (Though you certainly can’t blame the guy for wanting to actually live with his ailing wife, especially after a pair […]

Kings 101, Timberwolves 98: The Discovery of a World Inside the Moone

Today we’re going to talk about the philosophical concept of microcosm. Don’t run away! This stuff is cool, I promise. Or, at least as cool as looking at how a season’s worth of frustration can be contained and reflected in a minute and a half of basketball. Here we go: