Emptying Out My Notebook: On Tom Thibodeau and Home/Road Numbers

Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve wrestled with two topics that I’ve wanted to write about, but couldn’t quite formulate enough thoughts for them to warrant their own posts. The first topic is Tom Thibodeau and the semi-constantly present notion that perhaps he isn’t the best coach for this iteration of the Minnesota Timberwolves. […]

Pacers 109, Wolves 103: “Pacers made shots”…and Other Stuff Happened

The NBA regular season is too long. We know this for two main reasons: We don’t need 82 games to determine which teams are the best and most deserving of playoff berths; The sport is too physically demanding to require so many games of the players. But the status quo of 82 games is long […]

Wolves 112, Suns 111: Winning in Winning Time

  Another game, another double-digit lead, and another close call for the Timberwolves, who pulled off a 112-111 win against the Phoenix Suns at the last-second Tuesday night in Phoenix. That’s right, another win for the Wolves in a close game instead of the close losses to which Minnesota fans became so accustomed over the first several […]

So Long And Thanks For All The Fish

It’s not precisely right that I started writing about basketball because of Ricky Rubio, but it’s not entirely inaccurate. I followed the NBA on and off in high school and college, but it wasn’t until I moved to the Twin Cities in 2004 that I genuinely became a fan. I began to watch the Timberwolves […]

Wolves 111, Nuggets 108: Clash of the Titans

The Wolves defeated the Denver Nuggets 111-108 Sunday night. The victory was the Wolves’ fourth straight win at home, a feat that hasn’t been accomplished since 2012, and also broke the team’s four-game losing streak to the Nuggets. However, the main storyline of the night was the matchup between two of the NBA’s most talented […]

Timberwolves 104, Clippers 101: Heating up the Kitchen

The somewhat surprising outcome of this game hinges largely on two things: Karl-Anthony Towns and the depleted Los Angeles Clippers. Playing without Blake Griffin and Chris Paul (who seems to just about always kill the Wolves in the fourth quarter), the Clippers had to lean heavily on DeAndre Jordan. Jordan had a big night (29 […]

State of the Offense, Part 2: What is a Zach LaVine?

As we near halfway through the season, it’s time to look and see where the Wolves are stacking up on both ends of the floor. It has become clear that this team’s defensive limitations have held this team back. Their defensive rating is seventh worst in the NBA, and their defensive transition numbers are the […]

Spurs 122, Timberwolves 114: Harnessing chaos and energy with extreme focus

That door just wouldn’t budge.

Randy Moss to guest on Kevin Garnett’s Area 21, Giving Nostalgic Minnesotans the Feels

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2nd Quarter Report Card

Sunday’s disappointing game at Dallas was the Timberwolves’ 41st of the season, which means that they just reached the midway point. Which means that it’s time for another quarterly report card. In case you missed the first quarter edition, click here. (I’ll also include the first-quarter grades here, in parentheses.) The stats included in this […]

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