Well, our Wolves are a pretty capable team aren't they? Here's the box score for your convenience.
MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES (10-11)
|D. Milicic||NWT - ILLNESS|
|58.1%||35.3%||90.3%||TEAM REBS: 5||TOTAL TO: 18|
Now on ward to the grades. I admit that I wasn't able to catch the whole game tonight but ... here we go.
Well folks, this is classic Wesley Johnson version crap. 2-7 FGs, one of them a dunk, the other make, a long two. Combine that with missing treys, and passing up treys and a whopping six turn overs. The box score speaks for itself this was not a great game for Wes. I could've sworn he blocked a shot but they didn't give him credit. Anyway, this guys not playing like a starting SF or SG. A surprising drive and dunk though, so that rolls it up.
Grade: D (Not an F because he managed to land a +/- of +8, proves he didn't get completely burned)
So what, he didn't get a Double Double. So what Ricky out rebounded him. He scored 29 points on 10-15 shooting. Kevin Love really wasn't joking that he was going to get on a hot streak eventually. It wasn't a lights out complete Kevin Love box score stuffer, but it was a good sold well played game.
Grade: A (Hitting shots this effectively is worth an A-
Well, he's a beast, and he continues to prove it. Pek can score on the block and rebound, and he did that tonight. He does exactly what he's supposed to do: set picks and get boards. He's looking much more consistent than good ol' (non-super) Darko.
Finally he hit some shots. He's been shooting cold lately, but to day it was better. Still not great, but adequate. He got to the rim nicely once I remember splitting the D for a lay in. He's also seems to be doing well with that little floater (a la shot over Diondre Jordan).
Grade: B+ (His grade rises if he hits more of his threes)
This was a great game for Ricky. He took it to the rim, hit his shots, hit threes. Ricky rolled tonight (oh my Rick Roll? weird). 18-11-8 is really filling the stat sheet up & a +/- of +22. Just a great game.
Ho hum. It wasn't bad. It wasn't good. I want to see Anthony block some more shots.
Boom! Beasley sighting! I think I posted something about Beasley lighting it up. Yep, a couple of videos of him doing just that last year. This highlight reel would look quite similar. I think he's finally starting to understand the whole take it to the rim and draw fouls ideal, and it appears that the refs are starting to notice that he's actually capable of that. I for see a move into the starting line up coming soon (agree? COMMENT).
Grade: A (not a A+ because he didn't do much else than score)
He'd getting back into the action and he looks like he's moving pretty good. It seems like he's accepting his current role. Really liked the way that he sprinted to the rim on that lob.
Others: Not enough minutes or impact to deserve a grade.
Anyway, good win for the wolves.
Until next time,