Stunner in Brooklyn: Wolves rally from 22 down to win

  • Article by: JERRY ZGODA , Star Tribune
  • Updated: November 6, 2012 - 8:38 AM

A dramatic comeback in the second half led by the Wolves' bench gave the team an unlikely road win.

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krellcodaNov. 5, 1210:30 PM

This team will make the playoff for sure this year.

norselandcNov. 5, 1210:42 PM

Wow. That has to hurt if you're Brooklyn. Looks like the Barclays Center is a tough place to play if you're the Nets.

sidhartmannNov. 5, 1211:05 PM

Ugly ball for three quarters, but we will take it!

abemntocalNov. 5, 1211:14 PM

One of the things I really enjoy about Coach A is that he leaves in a group of players when they're playing well together. The subs were playing much better than the starters, and he left them in to see what they could do, and they won the game. Fun game to watch.

pickrain5Nov. 5, 1211:26 PM

Holy WOW! What a gritty effort! Cunningham, Bud, the Steimer, Schved, Barea...these are the bench guys folks. One thing is for sure...If you buy a ticket, you will NOT be cheated on effort and heart!

manoliveNov. 5, 1211:51 PM

After seeing so many incarnations of past Wolves teams fall behind by 20+ points, and stay behind by 20+ points, I expected the game to be over. But like a good fan, I continued to watch as the TWolves gradually clawed their way back, teasing me with the prospect that they could actually pull this game out. This was a great comeback! In the first half, it seemed like men against boys, as Brooklyn seemed bigger at every position. Poor Luke was getting smoked by the much bigger Williams. But in the second half, they started playing Wolves basketball. Swarming and physical on defense, make the extra pass on offense, protect and share the ball, rebound and play smart. In the end, the Nets were playing like boys, selfish one on one and done, and the Wolves would walk out with heads held high, basking in the glory of another win after putting on a clinic of fundamental basketball. They are all alone in first place. Enjoy it, fellas. You certainly deserve it.

tonyrozyckiNov. 6, 12 4:05 AM

Great fun game & Brooklyn no less!

oxboardNov. 6, 12 4:34 AM

Chase Budinger in Williams out.

jastkeNov. 6, 12 5:45 AM

It's games like this that can make a casual fan (me, for example) take interest in this team. The return of Love and Rubio could make this a very interesting team going into the playoffs.

hame0058Nov. 6, 12 6:15 AM

Great comeback! I loved the flow of this game. The refs, who usually get nothing but criticism, deserve credit for letting the teams play and decide the outcome. I kept waiting for the whistle on ticky-tack stuff around the basket but the refs let that stuff go on both sides. The result was a fun game to watch instead of a free throw shooting contest. Take note NBA!


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