Category Archives: 2013-14 Season

Ricky Rubio's Top 10 plays of 2013-14

To the sad internet troll that will eventually try to chime in: Yes, Ricky Rubio is a bad shooter. Yes, Ricky Rubio is a bad finisher around the basket. Yes, the Minnesota Timberwolves haven’t made the playoffs in a decade. Yes, the Minnesota Timberwolves aren’t going to make the playoffs this coming season. Yes, the […]

Timberwolves 130, Jazz 136: What It's Like to Not-Be on a Boat

Rosencrantz: We might as well be dead. Do you think death could possibly be a boat? Guildenstern: No, no, no … Death is … not. Death isn’t. You take my meaning. Death is the ultimate negative. Not-being. You can’t not-be on a boat. Rosencrantz: I’ve frequently not been on boats. Guildenstern: No, no, no — […]

Timberwolves 120, Warriors 130: Edit the Sad Parts

The season is nearly over, and heaven help me, I’ve given into the temptation to daydream. For the third straight season, realistic hopes for the playoffs have been dashed, leaving some (many?) bitter and disappointed about what might have been. We all know about the team’s struggles in the clutch (and superclutch), injury bugs biting […]

Kings 106, Timberwolves 103: Revisionist history

Somewhere in the story of this late-season road loss to the Sacramento Kings is the story line to the Minnesota Timberwolves’ season. The story lines of this Wolves’ season have been fascinating. They’re constantly evolving and being forgotten as something new to focus on comes along. And yet, as the story lines change, they’re largely […]

Clutch Isn't Cool. You Know What's Cool? Superclutch.

If you have ESPN Insider and a stout constitution, you should go read Tom Haberstroh‘s post on the Timberwolves in general and Kevin Martin in particular in the superclutch (defined as one possession games in the final minute) right here. But if you don’t, let me share the highlights (read: lowlights). I present to you […]

Timberwolves 112, Rockets 110: Macro Brewery

It’s nearly 11 pm and we’re in the Timberwolves locker room waiting for Corey Brewer to pee. And no, this league-mandated drug test is not because he scored what must be up there with the most unlikely 51 points ever scored in an NBA game — it’s just a coincidence. Here’s what I thought I […]

Bulls 102, Timberwolves 87: Be aggressive, be be aggressive!

The Minnesota Timberwolves lost a random game on a back-to-back against a team that is much better than them, even with big injuries to their core. This is not new, nor is it really shocking at all. A night after the Wolves inexplicably blew out the San Antonio Spurs the night before and William Bohl tried to […]

Timberwolves 110, Spurs 91: Sure…

Very little of what happened at Target Center on Tuesday night made much sense. San Antonio wasn’t supposed to make a trip to Minnesota this season; this game was supposed to have happened in Mexico City way back on December 4th. That night, a fire started in an elevator shaft, smoke filled the arena, and […]

Timberwolves 92, Magic 100: If a Team Falls in the Forest

Did you even watch this game? There were several reasons why you probably didn’t. For one, Fox Sports North didn’t televise it, even though its broadcast team was already in Florida, having covered Friday night’s victory over the Miami Heat. So, unless you’ve got League Pass, you were out of luck. Secondly, it’d be tough […]

Timberwolves 122, Heat 121: Ceci N'est Pas Une Pipe

Sometimes, an entertaining game of basketball is just that: entertainment. That’s — in its own perverse way — the blessing of the denouement of the kind of season that Timberwolves fans have grown accustomed to over the last several years. Go back a decade and the Wolves were the #1 seed in the Western Conference, […]