Timberwolves win another game, lose another player

  • Article by: JERRY ZGODA , Star Tribune
  • Updated: November 13, 2012 - 6:06 AM

Nikola Pekovic turned his ankle and left in the third quarter after scoring 20 points, but his teammates held on against Dallas.

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slammanNov. 12, 1210:10 PM

I like this team. I love this bench. Thank you Coach Adelman/Kahn for putting together a team of real basketball players. Thank you to the Euro's, you guys know how to play the game the right way. 5 guys down, doesn't matter, this whole team knows how to play team ball.

snoozecruiseNov. 12, 1210:52 PM

I hope that Barea and Pek (as well as Budinger, Love, and Rubio) will err on the side of giving their injuries more time to heal rather than attempt to come back too soon and be hampered all season by recurring injuries. It's early in the season, so I don't see a need for anyone to rush their healing process, especially given the depth of this team.

snoozecruiseNov. 12, 1210:53 PM

I forgot to mention Roy too.

CoynerNov. 12, 1211:10 PM

It's just so much easier to pull for this club because of how hard they play. To be 5-2 with only nine healthy players is pretty amazing. They could be really dangerous in a couple months, provided they're still in the race. But they desperately need to have Williams find his confidence , especially if Pek is down.

alphapig96Nov. 12, 1211:15 PM

Man, offense looked bad down the stretch, but hey, the twolves found a way to pull it out with 6 of their 7 best players out of the game (give and take a few players). Shved looks great! Hoping Dwill gets some confidence. He looks so indecisive out there. Great win wolves! Keep it up

manoliveNov. 12, 1211:40 PM

They just held the highest scoring team in the NBA, averaging 104.7 points a game, to 82 points! This team looks like the real deal. They're smart, unselfish, they play the game the right way, and they buy into what Rick is preaching. If we can get healthy by the playoffs, there's no telling how far this team can go. Bring on the elite teams! We need a real challenge!

wisstinks4Nov. 12, 1211:41 PM

I'm a big fan of team play. Players going unselfish for the good of the team. Coach Ads has that approach to the game and it usually shows we can be a winner when they all play together. Look at the contrast of D.Willaims, he is given a big opportunity to show he can play in this league and he just keeps pooping his pants. It's not too early to say the B word: he's a BUST. Dudeman, we need you and you can't shoot, play defense or dominate the game like we need you to do. Where are you?

manoliveNov. 12, 1211:48 PM

Not to go off topic, but did anybody see what Wayne Ellington did Sunday? Ellington had career bests with seven 3-pointers and 25 points, leading the Grizzlies over the Heat 104-86 on Sunday for their fifth straight win and the best start in franchise history. "I don't think Ellington will be able to sneak in the back door anymore," Miami center Chris Bosh said. "I didn't know he could shoot the ball like that. We know now." Nobody knew, Chris. But we got Cunningham for Ellington, so I think this was one of those rare trades that worked out well for both teams. Way to go, Wayne! Represent!

edeneliseNov. 12, 1211:59 PM

Barea and Roy should be back by wed vs the bobcats, and we should win that game fairly easily, allowing the guys to get some rest and the scrubs to get some PT. Hopefully Pek is back by friday vs the warriors. bogut is out and they are ripe for a pek hulk-smash. we'll need everyone healthy vs the nuggets. if we can go into and emerge from thanksgiving w/a healthy roster that will be huge. then its just a week and change before Love gets back and that will ease the load on everyone. Williams needs to play decent to give AK some breaks. Hopefully Bud's surgery goes well and he's back early January. that still leaves a lot of hoop to play. if they can all get and stay healthy going into AS weekend it'll be an interesting run.

sniggleNov. 13, 12 2:33 AM

Wow! Really?! This is getting out of hand. For them to win any of these games just shows how great of a coach they have. The players are good but when you have almost all your top players out, it is saying something.


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