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

That door just wouldn’t budge.

Timberwolves 91, Spurs 105: Don’t Worry About Your Mama, the Spurs Will Take You To School

This is what experience looks like when it collides with youth. Despite missing Tony Parker, the San Antonio Spurs started an NBA Finals MVP, a two-time Defensive Player of the Year and an NBA All-Star — and that’s just Kawhi Leonard. The rest of their starters boast 11 All-Star appearances and 3 championships. Given the […]

Timberwolves 91, Spurs 116: Who Wants a Free T-Shirt

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Timberwolves 104, Rockets 107: The Ghost of a Team Yet to Come

With the Houston Rockets up 107-104 on the Minnesota Timberwolves and 7 seconds remaining, it was clear what the Wolves needed: a 3-pointer to tie the game. Unfortunately, Minnesota doesn’t have any plays designed to get a 3-point shot, instead relying on the flow of the offense to generate those looks — a thing that […]

Timberwolves 95, Spurs 101: The Stars at Night

A much better game than the drubbing the Minnesota Timberwolves suffered at home against the San Antonio Spurs last week, last night’s tilt was a perfect example of the gap between a promising team and a genuinely good one.

Spurs 123, Wolves 97: Yes, the Spurs would do that

Typically, when the Minnesota Timberwolves look like they’re going to get blown out in a game and I’m on recap duty, I start thinking of tangents and topics outside of basketball I can explore in my writing. There’s no real sense in figuring out why a bad team got destroyed by a good team. This is […]

Timberwolves 93, Spurs 108: Rime of the Ancient Timberwolf

This is my third year covering the Timberwolves as a credentialed media member and in that time (and in the year when I was still a season ticket holder writing on my own blog and, come to think of it, in most every year since Kevin Garnett left) the texture of a Timberwolves season has […]

Spurs 123, Timberwolves 101: This ain't reality TV

“This ain’t reality TV!” That’s one of the big lines from the movie The Departed, delivered by Jack Nicholson in a bizarre role that both fits, doesn’t fit, and falls everywhere in between. It comes during a scene in which (SPOILER ALERT) the tension surrounding a Boston crime boss, an undercover cop, and a bunch of lackeys […]

Timberwolves 101, Clippers 127: A Toddler in Wolf's Clothing

Taken as a whole, basketball teams can be viewed as their own living organism. People are, after all, not just one thing either, but instead made up of crisscrossing and often conflicting wants, needs, impulses, understandings and judgments. A person who can keep all these things in balance, who can understand that it’s less important […]

Timberwolves 92, Spurs 121: Memories Can't Wait

(Once upon a time, friend of the program Matt Moore wrote a wonderful post about why the Oklahoma City Thunder fell short against the San Antonio Spurs in the playoffs last year. He looked at everything: the departure of James Harden; the perpetually woebegone Scott Brooks; the injury to Serge Ibaka. All of it. And […]