Rookie's big blocked shot ends Wolves' slide

  • Article by: JERRY ZGODA , Star Tribune
  • Updated: February 28, 2011 - 8:52 AM

Wes Johnson's heroics ensured Kevin Love's 30/20 effort wasn't wasted.

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bhdanielsFeb. 27, 11 6:48 PM


fosterdownerFeb. 27, 11 6:49 PM

fun game to watch. best defense of the night in the last few seconds. Way to go Wes. Ball movement. look at the total assist. This team can score when they have more than one pass. Good job tonight Wolves.

nomas1Feb. 27, 11 6:59 PM

Geeze Kevin.. this double double was a ultra distraction. Plus, You managed to get to the line for 23 ft tries while the rest of the starters managed to draw grand total of 3 ft atempts. How can that be possible.? Were all 5 defenders only garding Mr. Love? 4 starters draw 3 fouls the entire game?

defensewinsFeb. 27, 11 7:00 PM

Passing, team ball, timely defense. MUCH tougher attitude. Way to go guys!! Now don't let up, the Lakers are next.

panzoonFeb. 27, 11 7:35 PM

Wes played like a 4th pick tonight, I've been frustrated this year by his lack of agressiveness, tonight he was perfect at it, filling the stat sheet on both ends and making the game winning block, very nice !

Daniel888Feb. 27, 11 7:43 PM

Any complaints about Kevin Love getting a double/double tonight? Don't want him hurting anyone's feelings by trying too hard. Way to go KLove and the whole team. Keep fighting. Bummer about Webster having the same problems with his back again. But at least he is long and athletic right guys?

drspammanFeb. 27, 11 7:50 PM

What a great PG play at the end of the game by Ridnour! First, jack up a 3 instead of passing the ball to Love. Next, dribble the ball into the teeth of the defense and turn the ball over... Where are all the Ridnour supporters now who think he's the answer to our PG woes?

ljb6599Feb. 27, 11 8:25 PM

Daniel888....Why don't you take your sarcasm for a long hike!This was a team victory tonight on both ends of the floor.Kevin Love did not win this game by himself.Who made the great defensive stop at the end of the game...Wes Johnson(17 points),Michael Beasley(25 points),Ridnour(13 points),Pekovic(11 points),Toliver(12 points.Kevin Love finally decided to play some defense in the 2nd half,not in the first.The Warriors were having a feast driving the lane uncontested in the first half.Basketball is a team game.When it becomes all about individuals and personal stats it is all over.Lastly the Wolves won tonight because of their shooting 44% & 48 %,timely defensive pressure in the 2nd half moving the ball and playing together as a team.This is what Rambiss has been trying to teach them all year.When they listen to him and do not play selfish ball the outcome is much better.

CoynerFeb. 27, 11 8:27 PM

If you watched the whole game, Ridnour also hit some big shots and was by far, our best option at PG. Flynn couldn't get anything done. But Ridnour is a solid backup...not a true starter. Loved the better D in the 3rd quarter but boy did we blow it by not drafting Curry!

kellyesqueFeb. 27, 11 8:28 PM

Were on a one game roll and we still suck. This is one less game Klove has to play for us.


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