Category Archives: 2013-14 Season

Timberwolves 117, Nuggets 90: Three Point (No) Contest

  As a whole, the first 53 games of the 2013-14 Minnesota Timberwolves season can be described in many ways: disappointing, inconsistent, portentious, a “middle finger to point differential” analysis (well put, Patrick Fenelon). Rick Adelman’s squad has undershot its Pythagorean win total by 8 (mathematically speaking, teams who outscore their opponents by 3.7 points […]

Timberwolves 89, Rockets 107: Caring Is Creepy

Going into last night’s game against the Houston Rockets, the Wolves were in a flat spin and headed out to sea, losers of five of the last six and facing a team they match up with exceedingly poorly. Consider: without Nikola Pekovic and Kevin Martin, their biggest impact players are at the point guard and […]

Timberwolves 110, Trail Blazers 117: Grading on a Curve

I’m a teacher, which means I do a lot of grading and — honestly — I hate it. But I thought for a change of pace I’d try out the handy platform created by our TrueHoop buddies over at Raptors Republic to recap a game that, honestly, was way more fun and entertaining than it had […]

Thunder 106, Timberwolves 97: Every Silver Lining

No one expected much from the Timberwolves on Wednesday night in Oklahoma City, where they were set to play the red-hot Thunder, winners of 11 of 12 coming in. Not only had Minnesota played the night before, the starters logging big minutes in a closer-than-it-needed-to-be victory over the Los Angeles Lakers, but Corey Brewer would […]

Timberwolves 109, Lakers 99: Love hurts, Love kills, Love is great

I used to play basketball with a guy we’ll call Chris. We’ll call him Chris because that’s his name. I never actually knew his last name. He went to my old gym in Sacramento and was part of the regular games we’d run on Sunday, Monday, and Wednesday nights. He’d also be around for Thursday […]

Tough Love

Kevin Love had a pretty nasty spill last night against the Lakers with about 4 minutes to go in the fourth. Here’s a video of it and if you don’t enjoy the sound of the human body making hard contact with unyielding surfaces, you might want to mute your computer speakers right about now: Share […]

Survival in the West: Analyzing the Timberwolves' Playoff Chances

Rick Adelman has, on more than one occasion, and often without provocation, informed the assembled media that his message to the club on that particular day was to “forget about playoff talk; you’ve accomplished nothing, yet.” It’s come after victories, when the coach wants to temper complacency. It’s come after defeats, when Adelman, shoulders slumped […]

Hawks 120, Timberwolves 113: Two Halves to a Hole

Oh, the Minnesota Timberwolves, as vexing and perplexing as ever, up one night and down the next, from one half to the next, one quarter to the next, one possession to the next. If anything is consistent, it’s their inconsistency. They haven’t lost more than three in a row, nor have they won more than […]

Grizzlies 94, Timberwolves 90: Questioning with questions

The Wolves lost another four-point game. This one was deceiving though. The Wolves were down big early then came roaring (howling?) back to take the lead for some time in the fourth quarter. Then they gave up the lead and the game was pretty much decided in the final minute with a five to seven-point […]

Love is blind… and pretty awesome

Who knows if this is a Cedric Ceballos type of blindfold attempt or if he actually can’t see, but either way knocking down 3-pointers with cloth covering your eyes is still impressive. Kevin Love promoting the All-Star Game in this way is pretty awesome. Let’s get him back into the 3-point contest so he can […]