Category Archives: Game Analysis

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, […]

Timberwolves 109, Knicks 100: This team is… good? Really good?

There’s a certain period of adjustment in expectations when you’ve got a bad team becoming a good team. You have a time in which the first quarter excellence isn’t such a surprise; it just becomes what you expect. Then the double-digit leads are expected to be kept throughout most of the game. Then you stop […]

Timberwolves 105, Suns 93: A Better Tomorrow

Its a given that this Timberwolves’ season has been a bitter disappointment. I always believed that prognosticating before the year even began was foolish; the calculus of variables was just too ornate to ever settle confidently on one outcome. I think its safe to say, though, that the year has become something close to the […]

Clippers 111, Timberwolves 95: Pretty healthy and limping to the finish

Maybe it doesn’t matter what type of team you have. People get tired and worn down. It’s hard to continue to fight for something that really doesn’t have an end game. There are days you don’t want to be at your job, even when you make a lot of money and have a cool profession. […]