Category Archives: Game Analysis

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 […]

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 102, Grizzlies 88: Havin' a Ronny

You know that friend every group seems to have with the infectious existence? It doesn’t matter what is going on with the group, if that person has an energy about them, it will emanate to everybody else and they’ll adapt to fit said energy. If that infectious friend smiles, everybody around them smiles. If that […]

Nets 114, Timberwolves 99: A Love ballad worth learning

After the Wolves lost at home to the a struggling New York Knicks team (which apparently was about to start finally fighting for their playoff lives), I have to admit I mentally checked out for the season. I’m not one to really overreact to a win or loss. I try to stay even-keeled for the […]

Suns 127, Timberwolves 120: The best of both worlds?

We’ve been here before, hoping for competitive losses. I should clarify. I’ve certainly been here before. I can’t assume you guys are necessarily there with me and based on the frustration flowing through my Twitter feed and some of the local media on Sunday, I might be mostly alone on this one for now. That’s […]

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 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 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 […]

Timberwolves 121, Jazz 104: Messed around and triple dipped

What can you accomplish in 32 minutes and 35 seconds? You can run a load of laundry. You can probably cook a really nice dinner as long as the preparation isn’t too time-consuming. You can watch an episode of Full House with commercials and even pause it on the DVR to use the bathroom or play Words With Friends […]