Tired Timberwolves collapse against Trail Blazers

  • Article by: Jerry Zgoda , Star Tribune
  • Updated: February 24, 2014 - 9:44 AM

Playing the second night of a back-to-back, they blew an 18-point lead at Portland despite Kevin Love’s best efforts.

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roberth999Feb. 23, 1410:39 PM

Ouch...Such bad coaching. I doubt any reader could take this team below the level Adelman has.

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akgfreeFeb. 23, 1410:45 PM

Once again nothing from Brewer and no punch from Rubio. Hummel was a solidly above average college player and does not belong on nba court. Dante gets a zillion 12 ft, uncontested set shots and can't hit half of them. Poor love ..... Has to waste another ho-hum 30-15 night. Should desperately try to pick up Danny Granger ... If that's still possible.

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justin1978Feb. 23, 1410:46 PM

Why is Rubio on the bench over half the game? Playing him less than 23 minutes in the game and playing him no minutes in the 4th quarter is just a horrible basketball decision. Just because he has a bad stretch, it doesn't mean he's not still the best option the Wolves have. He had 11 assists and nobody else on the team had more than 2. The rest of the starters combined for 1 assist. Rubio needs to be playing 35 minutes a game. He needs to get consistent minutes. If this team is ever going to take it to the next level, it will be because of Ricky taking his game to the next level. He can't do that sitting on the bench.

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shanenordFeb. 23, 1410:46 PM

You are just not going to win with guys like Hummel, Budinger, Muhammed, Brewer, Moute and Shved. You could throw in a couple more as well. Where do these other teams stumble upon guys who can actually contribute? you will be seeing the same thing once the Twins start.

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shanenordFeb. 23, 1410:48 PM

Granger? Why would you want a guy who misses 3/4 of every season?

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chucktraylorFeb. 23, 1410:50 PM

Good game plan by Stotts. Really bottled up Love. Ten assists to no assists. JJ shot the ball okay, but dribble, dribble, while the rest of the players stood around watching him. The rookies looked like rookies tonight, but I liked their hustle. Lillard is the real deal. He ate Rubio up, but I don't understand why Rubio was banished to the bench for most of the second half. Didn't Robinson also go off the last time the Wolves played the Blazers?

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chrisnikFeb. 23, 1411:12 PM

Can the "free Shabazz" comments stop now? Him and Dieng need to be sent back down to the D League. I'm not saying they won't ever be good, they just aren't NBA material this season.

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mvj5Feb. 23, 1411:55 PM

To me, it looked like Adelman was actively trying not to win this game. No Rubio in the 4th when JJ clearly was hurting the team more than helping? And significant minutes down the stretch for Mbah a Moute, Hummel, and Muhammad? What happened to Brewer and Budinger? Just a horribly coached game.

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mustang07Feb. 24, 1412:29 AM

this team has no heart, no fighting spirit. Every single time they need to really dig deep and make something happen, they can't. It's not about X&O, it's about heart. It's about fighting even when your don't have to or when it looks hopeless. Basically, they need to watch some KG tape from his time in MN and Boston.

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samspade77Feb. 24, 1412:58 AM

Let's face it, our Wolves aren't a talented team. Yes, there are some good individual players, but Love is the only superstar, and the rest of the bunch are mediocore at best. Top it off with a lack of team chemistry and weak defense and we have our sub-par Wolves. I hate to say it but...it is what it is. Nothing more and nothing less.

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