Mistake-free Wolves win a laugher in Philly

  • Article by: KENT YOUNGBLOOD , Star Tribune
  • Updated: December 5, 2012 - 6:26 AM

They used strong defense and made 52 percent of their three-pointers.

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jachesteDec. 4, 12 8:58 PM

I was just as impressed with the defense. There were very few stretches where our Wolves didn't rotate crisply and challenge shots. A few days off, and a nice, no doubt, team win.

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wisstinks4Dec. 4, 12 9:36 PM

This was a huge bench game, great road win. Back to .500,let's start a win streak. Build the team as guys come back from all these injuries. The Wisconsin Kid is worthless. Practice player.

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garagewineDec. 4, 1210:46 PM

Welcome to the team, Josh Howard!

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manoliveDec. 5, 1212:41 AM

there was only a couple of times when we got stagnant. When we moved the ball good things happened. It's always nice when you hit shots, too. Rick was talking about when Love got the ball, and missed 4 shots in a row, giving Philly fast break opportunities that they used to go on mini runs. KLove is more helpful to the team when he's beneath the rim, creating chaos. Until he gets in shape, he needs to play more unselfishly and help get his teammates involved. Everyone has to contribute for this team to be successful. If his shot's not falling, Love can make this team better and help the most when he becomes a part of the offense, and not the focal point. Keep moving the ball, Kevin, until you get in shape. Otherwise, a fantastic win anyway. Now lets do the same to Boston tomorrow. Go wolves!

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snoozecruiseDec. 5, 12 1:05 AM

I'm going to give Love a pass in terms of his offense because he was coming off his illness. Obviously he was frustrated and hoisted up a couple he shouldn't have... Frustration, however, shows that he cares about his performance. He is playing good defense and since the Wolves' defensive strength is team defense rather than individual defense, Love is definitely pulling his weight, switching, picking up guys, contesting shots, etc. He was slow getting back a couple times, but I attribute that to being sick. As a heretofore major Love-critic, I am really liking how he is playing. IMO the main thing he still needs to be mindful of is picking his spots with the refs.

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MuddyOasisDec. 5, 12 8:13 AM

Ooops. He has 1.9 career average.

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srstormguyDec. 5, 12 8:26 AM

Fun game to watch for many different reasons. The only thing I am concerned about is what Kevin Lynch was talking about in the post game show. They asked who will need to go when Rubio comes back to join the roster. Lynch suggested it will have to be Josh Howard. I 100% disagree with that take. The guy just got a double-double and AK47 shouldn't be playing high 30's to low 40's for minutes each night. He will break down and we saw it after he played 40 plus on the west coast trip. Cut Brandon Roy before you let Howard go. The guy has a lot of game left and would be a big mistake letting his production go. If not Roy then let Malcolm Lee go.

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krellcodaDec. 5, 12 8:57 AM

It's no fun watching the team win so easily. where's the excitement in that?

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minfan2Dec. 5, 12 9:01 AM

srstormguy..couldnt agree with you more. Josh Howard needs to stay. He is a quality player who finally seems to have his head together, is willing to play off the bench., and his veteran skills make this team much deeper. But alot depends on the money. Is Roys contract guaranteed? Roy is a big time player but signing a guy with no cartildge in his knees was a big time gamble. Maybe he will just retire for good and get some kind of buy out. Amundson would be another name that could be moved. Pek, Steamer and Love can all play the middle.

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timandtiaDec. 5, 12 9:51 AM

You know, it is finally nice to hear/read/watch about the Timberwolves. I hope that they can keep it going. At least for now, they won a game they should have..

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