Game #13: King Me

But that big guy with the skull tattoo is going to hurt me again. - Ed Szczepanski-US PRESSWIRE

In the 13th game on their quest for 75-7, the glorious Minnesota Timberwolves take on the mucky and murky Sacramento Kings.

From 5-2 to 5-7. It's time for the good guys to get the ship back on the mixed metaphor train track against the always dysfunctionaly entertaining Sacramento Kings. Let's take a look at tonight's match up.

ScrotalVille:

Team and Opponent Stats

G MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS PTS/G
Team 13 3170 484 1096 .442 76 226 .336 191 261 .732 155 363 518 236 114 55 191 313 1235 95.0
Lg Rank 14 14 13 17 22 21 21 26 23 22 10 22 19 28 4 26 15 4 20 22
Opponent 13 3170 452 1019 .444 88 259 .340 306 387 .791 162 406 568 280 94 88 212 244 1298 99.8
Lg Rank 14 11 12 20 12 17 10 30 29 28 25 18 18 16 12 23 8 8 14 21

Team Miscellaneous

Offense Four Factors Defense Four Factors
PW PL MOV SOS SRS ORtg DRtg Pace eFG% TOV% ORB% FT/FGA eFG% TOV% DRB% FT/FGA Arena Attendance
Team 4 9 -4.85 0.69 -4.16 102.5 107.8 91.2 .476 13.6 27.6 .174 .487 15.1 69.1 .300 Sleep Train Arena 102,427
Lg Rank 26 27 26 9 23 20 26 23 19 10 15 26 18 7 30 30 18

Minny:

Team and Opponent Stats

G MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS PTS/G
Team 12 2880 401 948 .423 61 220 .277 237 326 .727 154 367 521 251 96 81 180 231 1100 91.7
Lg Rank 25 29 28 25 29 23 30 12 11 24 12 20 18 24 21 9 8 25 28 28
Opponent 12 2880 426 980 .435 76 217 .350 186 242 .769 138 356 494 223 76 67 174 284 1114 92.8
Lg Rank 25 6 7 6 7 6 15 3 3 21 9 4 6 2 2 14 28 21 6 4

Team Miscellaneous

Offense Four Factors Defense Four Factors
PW PL MOV SOS SRS ORtg DRtg Pace eFG% TOV% ORB% FT/FGA eFG% TOV% DRB% FT/FGA Arena Attendance
Team 5 7 -1.17 -1.45 -2.62 101.4 102.7 90.4 .455 14.2 30.2 .250 .473 13.8 72.7 .190 Target Center 100,863
Lg Rank 21 14 19 27 21 24 10 27 27 16 8 3 5 18 18 7 20

Sleep Train Arena? Sorry, Cake.


SING WITH ME NOW!!! SLEEP TRAIN ARENA!!!

Let us cleanse the palate.


The Wolves come into this contest well rested and hopefully this will mean some improved offensive flow to go along with their still above average defense.

The Kings, like any other team these days, can cause all kinds of problems for the Wolves if their backcourt is in any way, shape, or form on their game. Aaron Brooks is quick enough to make life a living hell for Barea and Luke and will likely be guarded from the get-go by Malcolm Lee...who will also do his best to cripple the team on the offensive end of the court.

Will Wolves fans finally see Shved getting increased minutes? Can Love cut out some of the ball stopping? Can Our Beloved Puppies finally start making some shots?

All of these questions (and more) will be answered tonight at Sleep Train Arena.

Our blogging buddies for the day can be found over at the excellent Sactown Royalty.

Until later and go Wolves.

PS: Don't forget to check out the excellent musical game previews and wraps in the Fan Posts. Also, check out excellent reader-generated content like Why the Wolves Are Losing and My Euro Pipe Dream. Hopefully we'll get these back up above the fold at some point.

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