The Three Pointer: Unprepared

Copyright 2008 NBAE (Photo by Kent Smith/NBAE via Getty Images) Game #77, Road Game #38: Minnesota 119, Charlotte 121 Season Record: 19-58 1. Plenty of Blame To Go Around Coach Randy Wittman thought the Minnesota Timberwolves came to play without passion or commitment tonight on the road against Charlotte, and he was spot-on. I wasn’t […]

The Three Pointer: Giving One Away

AP Photo by Paul Battaglia ¬†Game #73, Home Game #38: Detroit 94, Minnesota 90 Season Record: 19-54 1. A Rough Night For Foye There is more than one goat in a game where the Wolves blew a 21-point lead and wilted down the stretch against a Detroit Pistons team resting arguably their top three starters–Chauncey […]

Abbreviated Three-Pointer: Chicago Split and the Return of Foye

Copyright 2008 NBAE (Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images) Game #44, Road Game #24: Minnesota 85, Chicago 96 Game #45, Home Game #21: Chicago 67, Minnesota 83 Season record: 9-36 1. Legitimately Respectable Flirting with the flu, I decided to avoid contaminating Target Center last night and catch my second straight Bulls-Wolves tilt on […]

The Three Pointer: Bad Loss, Good Loss

Copyright 2008 NBAE (Photo by D. Clarke Evans/NBAE via Getty Images) Game #35, Road Game #18: Minnesota 82, Houston 113 Game #36, Road Game #19: Minnesota 88, San Antonio 105 Season record: 5-31 1. The Emergence of Gomes Let’s begin with the good news. In terms of being a complete, synergistic basketball player working to […]

The Three Pointer: A Big Bad Muddle

Game #21, Home Game #11: Seattle 99, Minnesota 88 Game #22, Road Game #11: Minnesota 92, Milwaukee 95 Season record: 3-19 1. Draw Straws, Flip A Coin, Plug a Leak. Or Not. After the Timberwolves fell to the equally young Seattle Supersonics at Target Center Friday night, I asked coach Randy Wittman if he had […]

Abbreviated Three-Pointer: Same Lesson, Another Loss

Game #20, Road Game #10: Minnesota 94, Philadelphia 98 Season record: 3-17¬† 1. This Just In: Al Jefferson Has Problems With Big Centers The most valuable player in last night Wolves loss to Washington was opposing center Brendan Haywood, who was too much to handle for the tandem power forwards, Craig Smith and Al Jefferson, […]

The Three Pointer: Matchup Problems

Game #19, Road Game #9: Minnesota 88, Washington 101 Season record: 3-16 1. Live By the Boards, Die By the Boards We’re not in Atlanta or Phoenix anymore, Dorothy. After utterly dominating the rebounding against two teams that don’t play anyone over 6 feet, 10 inches tall, the Timberwolves were mauled tonight, 57-35, by the […]

Three-Pointer: Burning The Tired Suns

Game #18, Home Game #10: Phoenix 93, Minnesota 100 Season record: 3-15 1. Sweat Equity I’ll let some mathematician figure out the odds of a 2-15 team triumphing over a 16-4 ballclub, as happened last night at the Target Center. But whatever the probability, it plummets when you factor in that Phoenix was not only […]