The Three Pointer: Laker Chew Toy

Copyright 2008 NBAE (Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images) Game #51, Home Game #26: LA Lakers 117, Minnesota 92 Season record: 10-41 1. Every Position Coach Randy Wittman was fairly nonchalant after his team got pasted by 25 points in a game that wasn’t even *that* close. But nobody could, or did, blame him, […]

The Three Pointer: Getting Past the KG Hangover

Copyright 2008 NBAE (Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images) Game #48, Home Game #24: Boston 88, Minnesota 86 Season record: 10-38 1. Kevin Garnett, Over and Out The big man came, he smiled, he waved, hit his heart once or twice, and left. The applause from the fans was long and genuine, but not […]

The Three Pointer: A "W" With Character

Copyright 2008 NBAE (Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images) Game #43, Home Game #20: New Jersey 95, Minnesota 98 Season record: 8-35 1. Carried By Jefferson For three quarters tonight, the Timberwolves were more of a one-man team than in any competitive game they have played this season. Al Jefferson had 33 points, more […]

The Three Pointer: Two Straight

Copyright 2008 NBAE (Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images) Game #41, Home Game #19: Phoenix 107, Minnesota 117 Season record: 7-34 1. About That Small Lineup… I can argue that three players are operating away from their natural position, that the defense is terrible, that opponents who play fundamentally sound "playoff style" basketball will […]

Bouncing Around: The Atlanta Choke, the KG Smear, and 4th Q Stats

There won’t be a three pointer on the Wolves’ dreadful collapse against the Hawks Saturday night. Frankly, it didn’t bother me as much as the pig-headed play and lack of effort that fostered Minnesota’s loss to a thoroughly disinterested Denver Nuggets squad the night before. At least the Atlanta game found the Wolves playing inspired […]