Depleted Wolves fade at end

  • Article by: JERRY ZGODA , Star Tribune
  • Updated: January 12, 2013 - 11:37 PM

The team's depth was too thin to prevent the Hornets from obliterating a double-digit deficit.

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slammanJan. 11, 13 9:28 PM

It's tough to remain optimistic with all the challenges this team is facing. Like a boxer getting punched when they are already knocked out. I hope they can find the will to fight back and put some wins together.

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rp121293Jan. 11, 13 9:32 PM

It's over start looking forward to next year! Kahn needs to be held accountable. Team is out of shape, they are so done! I know the sad story about the injury"s just like last year! Seems to be a pattern.

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yogi43Jan. 11, 1310:10 PM

They didn't fade at the end---they faded midway through the 2nd quarter, the moment the opponent began to push and shove us around, as virtually all teams do. We do not retalliate, and I would like to know why. It gets damn old watching the Timberwolves get mugged night after night by the opponent and the black and white striped monkeys. It is obvious that this occurs, often 6 feet away from the closest official. The officials will make a couple token calls early in the game, then totally ignore it the rest of the way, so they don't foul out any of the "ticket selling stars." This sport has about as much believibility as pro wrestling and roller derby.

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whitneyclarkJan. 11, 1310:36 PM

yogi43- you are right about us fading much earlier than the end, but the refs actually kept us in this one. if you look at the foul numbers, you'll realize you couldn't be more wrong about the officials (tonight at least).

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krellcodaJan. 11, 1311:06 PM

No more excuses, this team simply sucks in every imaginable ways. NBA should retract this loser franchise.

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comment229Jan. 12, 13 4:54 AM

"It gets damn old watching the Timberwolves" I watched them look good in the first quarter, but then they didn't fade in the second quarter; they got out hustled in every aspect of the game. When I see that, I know what is next so I turned to the History Channel. I always thought that the most dedicated sports fan in the world was a Cubs or Clippers fan; now I thing it may be a Twins or Timberwolves fan. You have to be, to watch the same old same old year after year.

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stcguyJan. 12, 13 7:48 AM

This is the point in the season that the team will look back and say ... this is where we lost it. We held it together really well until just after KLove's 2nd injury. Sunday night is in San Antonio and it will be there 3rd consecutive double digit loss. They held on as long as they could with duck tape and glue but after watching the last two games it's obvious that the toll on those who are still able to play is starting to taking effect. That was the next step after all these other players went down is that the starters could only sustain a productive level so long and before the team starts to run out of gas. After the game in SA the team will limp to Dallas realizing there just isn't anyone else to turn to anymore ...

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jachesteJan. 12, 13 9:22 AM

Right now I'm concerned about Rubio. He doesn't look anything other than pedestrian on defense, and that's one of his biggest strengths. He has limited lateral quickness and guys are torching him.

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snoozecruiseJan. 12, 1311:38 AM

First of all the Wolves only had seven players--Amundson and Steimsma don't count. Secondly, do we have our first round pick this year, or has that been traded away? If we have it, we should be able to get a top ten pick, maybe even lottery. Not faulting the fellas for what is devolving before our eyes, as they're doing the best they can.

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MuddyOasisJan. 12, 1312:09 PM

Rubio's been pretty solid on D. What are you talking about ? He is getting in passing lanes and deflecting passes and getting some steals. He was out for 9 months ! What are you expecting ? Peak Rubio. Get real.

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