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Timberwolves 97, Hornets 95: A Tender History in Rust

With the Timberwolves welcoming back Nikola Pekovic and Andrei Kirilenko to the starting lineup after nearly three weeks on the shelf, last night’s win over the New Orleans Hornets was a case study in shaking off the rust. So let’s start by looking at some of Pek’s play on the defensive end in the first […]

Timberwolves 92, Hornets 104: dust and bones

So the Minnesota Timberwolves are a little shorthanded at the moment. They’ve churned their way through waves of fractured metacarpals, strained and torn knee ligaments, spasmed backs. They’ve cycled through backcourt combinations and shed multiple layers of wing players. They have descended so far into the black hole that Lazar Hayward’s illness takes real on-court […]

Hornets 95, Wolves 89 – Not the time traveling you want to do

I kept waiting for Jonny Flynn to check in. I’m not even trying to be a smartass here. That game felt a lot like last season and it was a malaise over the team that I just didn’t want any part of anymore. Maybe that’s why it’s taken a day for me to sit down […]

Timberwolves 87, Hornets 80: Kevin Love battles, Wolves survive

Watching two mediocre, undermanned teams grind their way to a combined 36.25% shooting, 52-foul masterpiece is probably no one’s idea of edifying basketball. But if you are a Wolves fan, it’s pretty encouraging that a game so raggedly played, so obviously stricken by the painful reality of playing five times in eight nights (with more […]