Category Archives: 2013-14 Season

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 123, Mavericks 122: Ricky Buckets 2.0

I’m not going to be unrealistic here. That was a bit flukey. Ricky Rubio became the new Ricky Buckets, if only for a night, and it was largely due to a pretty mediocre at best Dallas Mavericks’ defense. I don’t know why Jose Calderon was pressuring Rubio when he had the ball 30 feet from […]

Timberwolves 104, Kings 102: What's in a trade?

I’m fascinated with how we judge/view trades. As soon as a trade is completed, we judge the winners and losers of a trade. This is weird because we don’t wait to see how it works; we simply project our own values and expertise onto the transaction and start deciding how good or bad a deal […]

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 […]

Shooting yourself in the foot and probably missing that too

The Minnesota Timberwolves need to hit more shots. The end. Okay, that’s not totally the end. That would be an extremely short post of basketball analysis, but at this point in the season I am of the belief that this is the crux of the Wolves’ issue with the 2013-14 season. It’s hard to judge […]

Timberwolves 112, Bucks 101: I Have Seen the Dark Universe Yawning

“I have seen the dark universe yawning Where the black planets roll without aim, Where they roll in their horror unheeded, Without knowledge, lustre or name.” – H.P. Lovecraft If the lowly Bucks, owners of the worst record in basketball (now 13-51), didn’t have the Timberwolves’ full attention prior to tip-off, they certainly did when […]

Timberwolves 104, Raptors 111: Time Is A Flat Circle

Last night, the first season of HBO’s loathed and lauded True Detective came to an end but DON’T WORRY. There are no spoilers here because like many, many people I couldn’t watch it because HBO GO sputtered and died under the weight of everyone logging into their parents’ accounts to watch the finale. But before […]

Timberwolves 114, Pistons 101: I have looked into sadness

Look, we know this season has been sort of frustrating for the Minnesota Timberwolves and their fans. The close games have left us wondering just how unlucky/unfortunate/unwilling to hit a shot a team can be. They’ve shown flashes of brilliance all around, put up the kind of team numbers that scream playoffs, and yet it looks like they’ll […]

Timberwolves 106, Knicks 118: I Am the Fun Blame Monster

Hello. My name is Steve and this shit is all my fault. Share this because Rubio would pass this along:

Timberwolves 132, Nuggets 128: Doug Moe, stand up!

There are so many possible places to go with this game recap that is never really a recap of the actual game but a rumination about something bigger happening within the construct of the season. There’s the road trip the Wolves needed to nail and did. Right before the trip, I commented on how the […]