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Timberwolves 77, Clippers 90: getting deep

  Here’s a sight for you. If you had taken a peak down the Wolves’ bench in the fourth quarter of this rigorously un-lovely loss to the Clippers, you would have seen: Lou Amundson, Greg Stiemsma, Lazar Hayward, J.J. Barea, lots of empty seats. Larry Bird is not walking through that door. Past Timberwolves teams […]

Timberwolves 82, Clippers 95: down to the bone

What was a foregone conclusion is now an actual mathematical reality: the Timberwolves are not going to make the  playoffs this year. From where we sit now–after this catastrophic run of injuries, after this recent spate of rotten, dispirited performances–it’s hard to believe that this was even a thing, that the Wolves very briefly sat […]

Wolves 95, Clippers 94: Strategery

Apologize for the late recap post but we had some issues with the site yesterday, and I’m just now able to get it posted. As you may or may not have noticed, I’ve been absent from recap duties and other postings on this site the past week because I was out of town. I went […]

Wolves 109, Clippers 97: Night of the Living Potential

“Hanging around. Hanging around. Kid’s got alligator blood. Can’t get rid of him.” – Teddy KGB. It starts with a run. The Clippers came out of halftime, inexplicably only up three points and looking to put this game away early. A layup from Randy Foye drops in. Blake Griffin hits a jump shot. Randy Foye […]

Astronomy Domine updated: More thoughts on Wolves and Clips

Wolves-Clippers games always seem to have a peculiar hum. Perhaps it’s their interlocking histories  and their penchant for duplicating one another’s rosters (like, literally–see: Gomes, Foye, Smith, Telfair, Jaric, Cassell et. al.). Perhaps it’s their shared legacies of baffling mismanagement. Maybe it’s just a sense of futility that has characterized both teams; when they face […]

Timberwolves 101, Clippers 98: Astronomy Domine

Against the Clippers, the Wolves did at least three things that they haven’t done consistently for years. They: came back from a double-digit deficit in the second half when it appeared that the game was slipping away; made poised, aggressive plays down the stretch; executed a last shot out-of-bounds play–and actually made the shot. (In […]