Greg Smith-USA TODAY Sports
4 Total Updates since January 9, 2013
5 months ago Update 350 comments
How many 3 pointers can Our Beloved Puppies give up to opponents per game? Over the last three tilts Minny has given up 37 3-pointers. 37. Against Portland, this was an insurmountable mountain, as the Blazers won the game on a 16-24 effort from behind the line. (BTW--and h/t to VJ110--the Wolves were able to accomplish something almost historic against Portland:Of all of the games in Basketball Reference where the opponent took 20 or more 3 pointers while making more than 2/3 of them, the Wolves lost by the 2nd fewest points on the list: 5...that's straight up amazing.) Against the Thunder...well, a .603 TS% is still pretty hard to overcome.
That's just about it. We could complain about the fact that Kevin Durant gets to shove Andrei Kirilenko into Russell Westbrook for a foul on AK or that Westbrook gets to put a forearm bar into Luke Ridnour's chest for a foul on Luke but that misses the basic f'ing point: It's pretty hard to beat awesome shooting opponents in the NBA.
Yeah, not having Nikola Pekovic for a large chunk of the game really hurts. Yeah, Ricky Rubio not being able to pretend to shoot a jump shot hurts. Yeah, Alexey Shved getting most of his points iin a 5 minute stretch hurts...however, if a team as good as the Thunder is making its shots at a .600+ TS% clip, shut'r'down.
5 months ago Update 527 comments
Careful not to shove anybody into someone else for a foul.
5 months ago GameThread 593 comments
Your first half thread for the Wolves v. Thunder.
5 months ago Article 66 comments
Love's re-injured hand will require surgery