Category Archives: Game Analysis

Mavericks 100, Timberwolves 98: Ed Malloy up in here

If you want to be cute about how you view the final play of this game, you immediately pull out the old rule book and read off the section in which the “hand is part of the ball.” It’s a valid rule. I cite it often when a player gets hit on the hand as […]

Timberwolves 120, Wizards 98: Down the stretch they start…

For weeks, I’ve been banging the drum of waiting for the turn in the schedule. While inconsistencies have teased our basketball hearts and frustrations have mounted, I’ve preached patience and perspective in this 82-game campaign. Their early schedule was pretty brutal. Lots of back-to-backs on the road and against really good teams. Lots of one […]

Celtics 101, Timberwolves 97: Will you accept quality before production?

This was an annoying loss. There are a couple of go-to scapegoats you could give for this loss. Wolves were on the second night of a road back-to-back and we saw a lot of missed shots that would normally be easy makes. The Wolves were also playing without their second leading scorer and the 16th […]

Timberwolves 101, Grizzlies 93: Playing with the big boys

We went through what the Memphis Grizzlies fans are going through right now. You’re without your best player and other teams are picking on you in the process. This happens because nobody in the NBA cares if you’re injured, sick, or apathetic. Show a weakness and any good team will come through and destroy you […]

Thunder 113, Wolves 103: I want a Kevin Durant for Christmas

Tickle Me Elmo can go kick rocks. I want a Kevin Durant for Christmas. How do you get one of those? Are they harder to find than a PS4 right now? Does anybody know where I can get a PS4 and a Kevin Durant right now? I firmly believe Kevin Love is a star in this […]

Pacers 98, Timberwolves 84: Wolves stuck in neutral (it's a car pun)

I feel like every time I write about this matchup between the Wolves and Pacers, I end up with the same recap. This is a terrible matchup for the Wolves. I don’t think they have too many bad match-ups at this point in the roster construction process. Put them against most any team in the […]

Rockets 112, Timberwolves 101: I mean… Aaron Brooks had 26 points…

I try to stay pretty measured when I’m talking about basketball for a very egotistical reason: I like being right. I wish I had a nobler quest for discussing basketball but for the most part, I don’t see the point of taking a biased look at the NBA when it could stop you from being […]

Wizards 104, Timberwolves 100: Get. Back. On. Defense.

Check the highlight reel above from Tuesday night’s loss to the Washington Wizards. That’s John Wall and Bradley Beal destroying your beloved Wolves. As I kept looking over stuff from this game, I couldn’t help but keep coming back to the image of Wall and his cohorts ramming the ball into the face of the Wolves […]

Nuggets 117, Timberwolves 113: Seemingly little effort at altitude

I’m not sure what you blame this one on but I do think it was a fascinating game. There’s the altitude issue that we can start with when looking at this game. Honestly, I know it’s a thing that players have to adjust to on the fly but I don’t think it should take away […]

Timberwolves 113, Lakers 90: "I like the yard work"

With 42.7 seconds left in the fourth quarter of the Wolves-Lakers game, we had this exchange between Dave Benz and Jim Petersen while the game was delayed to spray blood off of the shorts of Pau Gasol: “You do that don’t you? You sprits to get the mold off, don’t you?” – Jim Petersen “No, […]