Wreck It Ralph Review (Wolves V. Toronto)

Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

What should have been a fun ride turns into a thinly disguised money grab against nostalgic 30-something parents who grew up in the video game age and want to share sappy memories of their youth with children who wouldn't give two rats' behinds about Duck Hunt.

The first half was kind of exciting. Well, actually the first 20 minutes. Then the slumber partiers took over my TV to watch Wreck It Ralph and eat popcorn before staying up until midnight. I caught bits and pieces of the 2nd half on my phone and on the interwebs. It sounded like quite the crappy ending. Also, Jo-Val? More like Woah-Val. (Oof, I'm sorry.)

In terms of the box score, the thing that stands out most about last night's tilt was the 40 free throws attempted by Our Beloved puppies. 30-40 from the line and they lost the game. I want to say that's kind of impressive. But, this is the Wolves and they also went 3-15 from beyond the arc.

Amazingly, the 40 attempts are not a season high. The Wolves posted 40 FTA against Phoenix in March and they attempted 44 against Philly in February. They won both of those contests.

Over the course of franchise history, Wolves teams have attempted 40 or more FTA 72 times. The franchise high is 51 FTA, accomplished 4 times, the last of which was in March of 2006 against the Knickerbockers. Overall, the Wolves have a 33-39 record in games where they attempted 40 or more FTAs.

The most amazing 40+ FTA game appears to be this one:

Basic Box Score Stats
Starters MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS +/-
Marcus Banks 38:48 3 11 .273 0 1 .000 6 11 .545 0 1 1 6 1 0 1 5 12 -1
Ricky Davis 38:11 4 14 .286 1 4 .250 12 14 .857 0 8 8 1 1 0 3 2 21 +2
Kevin Garnett 37:12 9 19 .474 0 0 8 11 .727 4 11 15 4 2 1 6 3 26 +10
Rashad McCants 30:35 5 9 .556 2 2 1.000 5 5 1.000 1 1 2 3 0 0 2 3 17 +6
Mark Blount 26:02 2 5 .400 0 0 0 0 0 7 7 1 0 0 0 5 4 +6
Reserves MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS +/-
Justin Reed 21:05 3 5 .600 0 0 7 8 .875 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 6 13 -4
Marko Jaric 19:02 0 1 .000 0 0 2 2 1.000 0 1 1 3 0 0 1 2 2 0
Eddie Griffin 17:00 1 4 .250 1 3 .333 0 0 0 5 5 1 1 4 1 3 3 +4
Anthony Carter 9:18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 1 0 0
Mark Madsen 2:47 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 -3
Team Totals 240 27 68 .397 4 10 .400 40 51 .784 5 36 41 21 7 5 15 30 98
Provided by Basketball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 4/6/2013.

98 points, 40 FT. That's special. In NBA history, only 7 teams have won a game scoring 100 or fewer points with 40 FTs made.

OK, the slumber partiers are waking up and I have basketball pancakes to make.

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