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Pacers 107, Timberwolves 103: Hypnic jerk


Ricky Rubio sitting out, Zach LaVine as a point guard, going under screens, and hypnic jerks? It’s a Wolves’ “game recap.”

Timberwolves 107, Pacers 89: Happy Birthday, Ricky Rubio!

S/o to the rookies for singing me “happy bday” after a great win against #Pacers. @heslip @glennrob3 @zachlavine8 @22wiggins A video posted by Ricky Rubio (@ruuufio)¬†on Oct 10, 2014 at 8:55pm PDT The poorest effort the Wolves showed all night was at the end of the above video, when the rookies’ version of “Happy Birthday” […]

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 […]

Timberwolves 91, Pacers 107: The Long and the Short

The Wolves’ street-clothes squad boasts a pretty impressive resume. You’ve got multiple All-Star appearances, a Defensive Player of the Year, a former Most Improved Player candidate, even some MVP votes. What’s more, whoever has been dressing Nikola Pekovic deserves a firm handshake. That fitted herringbone blazer? the deep pink tie? the open-collar-plus-gold-chain combo? Dynamite. In […]

Hilarity at the end of the Wolves-Pacers game

I needed to wash away the stank the Chicago Bulls defense put on the Minnesota Timberwolves last night so I decided to check out the final moments of the Pacers-Wolves game from Friday night. There were a couple of hilarious things off to the side on George Hill’s step-back 3-pointer to tie the game and […]

Wolves/Pacers: defending your life

  As I alluded to last night, one of the most encouraging elements of the Wolves nice start has been their basic competence on defense. That doesn’t sound like much, but if you’re a Wolves’ fan of long standing you know the thrill in the blood induced by those simple words. Great defense isn’t truly […]

Timberwolves 96, Pacers 94: green mind

Ah yes, Gerald Green. I remember him. The stunningly talented, emotionally immoderate young wing the Wolves landed in the Kevin Garnett haul. The slam dunk champion at the exact moment of the contest’s baroque low-point. The totally vacant defender. The unconscionable gunner, preening and exultant after making a jumper and inconsolable after missing. More recently, […]

Game Five Preview: Pacers at Wolves in the Target Center

Mike Brown ruined my day and I forgot about this preview. Well, I guess Mike Brown didn’t ruin my day. It was more the Lakers’ fault. When Brown got fired, I was prepared to post this preview, head to the gym, and keep the revolution moving on in Assassin’s Creed III after I played some […]

Timberwolves 91, Pacers 96: Williams shines, everyboy sits

Despite much searching, I wasn’t able to catch Friday night’s preseason loss to the Pacers in Indiana, bringing to mind that old Buddhist paradox: if the Wolves lose in the preseason and I can’t watch it on TV, does it make a sound? Apparently it did, because our friends at 8 Points 9 Seconds have […]

Wolves 84, Pacers 70: Hello, new friends

It wasn’t a pretty preseason opener in many ways, but the Wolves got to debut some new faces and beat up on an incomplete Pacers team for the victory. Between the poor 3-point shooting, the grainy Fargo television feed coming through NBA League Pass, lots of turnovers, and a lot of missed free throws, it […]