Wolves 2007-08 Season Recap, Part 1

Note: I know I said I’d have a Wolves recap for you Monday, but with all the playoff ball consuming my time (not to mention other writing projects–my editors know what they are) I now realize I’m never going to get this done unless I break it into parts. So, here’s Part 1, which deals […]

The Three Pointer: Painless #60

AP Photo by Carlos Osorio Game #81, Road Game #41: Minnesota 103, Detroit 115 Season Record: 21-60 1. One More Smallball Razzing Since this will probably be my last Wolves three-pointer of the year (I’ll either do a season evaluation and/or cover the team’s press conference later this week after tomorrow’s Milwaukee tilt), it’s appropriate […]

The Three Pointer: Two Ugly

Copyright 2008 NBAE (Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images) Game #75, Road Game #37: Minnesota 88, Phoenix 117 Game #76, Home Game #39: Memphis 113, Minnesota 101 Season Record: 19-57 1. Jefferson Finally Cracks The Timberwolves offered themselves and their fans a choice of embarrassing performances over the weekend: Which do you prefer, an […]

Open Thread: Wolves Top Jazz Again

Minnesota played its best basketball game of the season to beat Utah earlier this season. They played one of their worst, least inspired games in the rematch with the Jazz, a contest in which my criticism of the Wolves’ effort was greeted by many commenters with: "We knew they had no chance because Utah remembers […]

Abbreviated Three-Pointer: No Tanking Here

Copyright 2008 NBAE (Photo by Sam Forencich/NBAE via Getty Images) Game #64, Road Game #31: Minnesota 121, Seattle 116 Season Record: 15-49 1. Engines In the Backcourt, Stoppers Up Front My decision to keep a life and hold off on getting League Pass this NBA season is biting me this weekend, as the Wolves were […]

The Three Pointer: Lost in the Crunch

Copyright 2008 NBAE (Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images) Game #63, Home Game #33: Portland 103, Minnesota 96 Season Record: 14-49 1. When It Matters Most Al Jefferson did not score a single point in the first 19 minutes and 4 seconds of this game, which I’d wager is his longest drought of the […]

The Three Pointer: Seattle Slew

Copyright 2008 NBAE (Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images) Game # 58, Home Game #31: Seattle 111, Minnesota 108 Season Record: 12-46 1. An Improving Beast During Kevin Garnett’s dozen years with the Wolves, I wrote a slew of game recaps which included as a stock phrase the caution that people shouldn’t take the […]

The Three Pointer: Power Outage

Copyright 2007 NBAE (Photo by David Liam Kyle/NBAE via Getty Images) Game #57, Road Game #27: Minnesota 84, Cleveland 92 Season Record: 12-45 1. The Price of Youth What a discouraging game. Wanna bet that the Cavaliers had a scout at Target Center for the Wolves win over Utah last Tuesday? Coach Mike Brown seemed […]

The Three Pointer: The Best Yet This Season

(AP Photo/Jim Mone) Game #55, Home Game #30: Utah 100, Minnesota 111 Season Record: 12-43 1. The Beauty of Teamwork It’s been a long time–certainly a year, maybe two–since fans of the Minnesota Timberwolves have seen this kind of 48 minutes from their ballclub. There have been some really nice wins thus far this season: […]

The Three Pointer: 4th Quarter Blues

Copyright 2008 NBAE (Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images) Game #54, Home Game #29: Dallas 99, Minnesota 83 Season Record: 11-43 1. Really Kidding As someone who was contemptuous of how much the Dallas Mavericks gave up to secure Jason Kidd, let me sheepishly report that the clearcut MVP of tonight’s game was…Jason Kidd. […]