Once again, Wolves get burned late

  • Article by: Jerry Zgoda , Star Tribune
  • Updated: January 9, 2014 - 1:42 PM

This time it was against the Suns, who finished the game with a 9-1 run.

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mnfan505Jan. 9, 1412:02 AM

Absolutely amazing.. stunning... I have never seen anything like this teams ability to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. This team has deep psychological issues.

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jpdelaireJan. 9, 1412:04 AM

That was the worst one yet. Incredibly frustrating. Wow

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chucktraylorJan. 9, 1412:10 AM

Apparently this team thinks they are better than they are. If you can't amped up and play well against a team that is your prime competition for a playoff spot, then you need to look at yourself honestly in the mirror. Martin scores four points in the second half. Love and Pek were what - 10 for 36? Rubio throws the ball away twice at the end. Another Wolves reject beats them. Maybe the bench should be in the game at the end. Can't rationalize these games away any more. Choke is choke. Phoenix is for real.

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roberth999Jan. 9, 1412:10 AM

Umm. So when do Wolves Fans wake up and see this is all about Coaching? 0-10 in 4 pt games. Last year the coaching was horrible but excused for every reason...Now? How many Wolves coaches have been fired for less? At least 4. Yep, at least 4. Bye, Bye Playoffs.

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srstormguyJan. 9, 1412:14 AM

Just stop with all the playoff talk by the local media .. this team will be lucky to finish 41-41 .. which won't make the playoffs. Not even close. Rubio kills the team at the end of games with no offensive game .. The Suns wouldn't trade Dragic for Rubio straight up .. why would they? He was on the attack all night.. fun player to watch. I wish the TWolves had a guard with his kind of talent.

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jmc2007Jan. 9, 1412:14 AM

You knew it was coming with 3 minutes left! Best .500 team ever?! I believe this loss and the 0-9 close games are testament to Adelman's coaching and poor play calling when it counts. Our first half plays involve high screens with back door cuts - assists from Love - and feeds to Pek in position under the basket. What happens to these creative plays when it counts? Don't get the ball to Rubio EVER when it counts. 0-9 is on Adelman. He's coming off like Frazier. Unless this is just what MN sports really is?! Frustrating!

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Dares1Jan. 9, 1412:16 AM

Continue to be disappointed in Rubio. Watching him drive the lane and consistently making wild passes is hard to take. Where was Love at the end of the game?

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jmc2007Jan. 9, 1412:19 AM

Trey Burke would have made a play. He could have been our back-up "6th man" pointguard and played the majority of 2nd halves when it counts. But for some reason, this team's Ownership has never gone for athletic pointguards. Who on this team is talented, strong enough to drive and score / get fouled /make a play with seconds left?

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manoliveJan. 9, 1412:19 AM

Incredible. That was a careless turnover by Rubio with 20 seconds to play. Outscored 9-3 with less than 3 minutes to go, the Wolves had no clue how to close out a game. They have no closer. Martin had a chance to win it with a point blank shot with a second to go, and instead of a balaced shot or drive to the rim, he takes an off balace one handed side to the basket unimpeded shot that hit nothing but rim. Play under control, Martin. Love was not a factor, Pek couldn't get a clutch bucket when we needed one. I almost wanted to see our revamped bench out there instead of the starters, who always find a way to lose with the game on the line. They need a closer, and 0-10 in games decided by 5 points or less screams that they do not have one.

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slammanJan. 9, 1412:19 AM

Oops! They did it again. They all look scared at end of the game. They need to find their Swagga. Brewer could have dunked in the winning points if they gave him a chance.

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