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76ers 93, Wolves 91: For Whom the Liberty Bell Tolls

It tolls for thee, Minnesota Timberwolves. The Wolves fell in a grotesque exhibition of something resembling basketball to the Philadelphia 76ers 93-91. The Sixers simply out-hustled, out-muscled, and out-willed the Wolves for nearly three quarters of the game, at one point building up a 26-point lead, before Karl-Anthony Towns and Zach LaVine came alive towards […]

Timberwolves 110, Sixers 86: Welcome to the Party, Pal

It’s nice to get an easy one every once in a while, isn’t it? Especially on national TV. This was supposed to be the battle of Joel Embiid vs. Karl-Anthony Towns, but the collective work of the Wolves showed why we’ll have to wait a while before this battle of bigs becomes a genuine contest: […]

Kris Dunn, Ricky Rubio, and the Value of Patience

A crazy draft night led to the drafting of Kris Dunn, a slew of rumors, and an unclear future for Ricky Rubio with the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Wolves 100, Sixers 95: Andrew Wiggins went into assassin mode

The game looked bad early, but Andrew Wiggins didn’t want to lose.

A Quick Wolves-Sixers Preview: Towns, Okafor quickly earning their place

Both Towns and Okafor have lived up to all their hype thus far.

76ers 103, Timberwolves 94: Organization and a plan

The Philadelphia 76ers haven’t been putting a great roster on the floor over the last two seasons. It’s been by design and it’s a risky proposition. It’s an idea that I’ve had, along with plenty of Wolves’ fans, when it comes to the rebuilding style of this Minnesota franchise. Strip down the roster, rid it […]

Anthony Bennett vs. Thaddeus Young: Don't Overload the Youth Movement

With the likelihood of a swap with Love-for-Wiggins at its core looking more likely, a lot of fans have apparently shifted their focus for the time being onto what else will come along with this trade exchanging proven superstar for potential superstar. The big problem with moving Love for a swingman is the enormous hole […]

Are the Wolves the Most Disappointing Team in NBA History?

How bad a team is — in linear terms — is relatively easy to measure. The 1972-73 Philadelphia 76ers are the sine qua non of awful by most standard measurements; their 9-73 win-loss record earned them the nickname the “Nine and 73ers” (which is pretty good, as far as nicknames go). But although their season […]

Timberwolves 94, 76ers 87: You are the brute squad

Maybe the Wolves shouldn’t explore the Mozgov/Pek backup plan after all? In a game that was incredibly fast in the first half because of a lack of calls and completely bogged down in the fourth quarter because of 23 foul calls and 38 free throw attempts, the Wolves had to power through their first game […]

Timberwolves 105, Sixers 88: the clouds break

The Wolves, as we had sensed all season long and as Zach meticulously charted earlier today, have been a monumentally poor three-point shooting team this season. Poor enough to be mentioned along the worst three point shooting teams of the post-Rockets era; poor enough to evoke the memory of Nikoloz Tskitishvili. But though the phenomenon […]