Wolves end preseason with OT win over Bucks and more
The Timberwolves veteran guard returned to Milwaukee and provided the punctuation points -- with emphasis -- in his team's wild, wacky 119-118 overtime comeback preseason victory over the Bucks at Bradley Center, the arena he called home the past two seasons.
Ridnour's three-point shot forced overtime and then he won the game after he turned a desperation three-point fling into a foul and three successive free throws with a second left in overtime.
The Wolves ended preseason play 6-2.
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Owner Glen Taylor was willing to sit through that miserable year and watch his Timberwolves tie a franchise low with 15 wins. But Taylor has made it clear that he needs to see progress now.
"I call it holding people accountable," Taylor said. "Now you can say that we've brought in a number of players that the coaches have asked for. So I think you can hold them accountable and say we want to see the results."
The Minnesota Timberwolves, who open their regular season Wednesday against Sacramento at Target Center, have won five of their seven exhibition games, and although owner Glen Taylor doesn't expect to win this season's NBA championship, he does expect his team to stop being among the league's worst.
"It looks like there's the possibility of some individuals on this team playing extremely well, and we'll need that in the future as the team matures and gets into the playoffs," Taylor said this morning.
From the Timberwolves:
Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor has been unanimously re-elected as Chairman of the NBA Board of Governors during NBA league meetings held yesterday in New York. Taylor was originally elected as Chairman on Oct. 23, 2008.
"Glen has been steadfast in his support of all league initiatives, bringing the owners together on important issues and lending to us his wisdom, his judgment and his enormous business expertise at the league office," said NBA Commissioner David Stern. "We’re delighted that he has been unanimously re-elected."