Wolves record: 15-67
From Phil Miller/NBA.com:
Amid a season's worth of despair, the Pistons found one last reason to be heartened about their future on Wednesday, while the Timberwolves simply found one final failure to forget.
Minnesota blew a 16-point lead and collapsed down the stretch in Target Center, losing for the 29th time in its final 31 games to tie the 1991-92 Wolves (15-67) as the worst team in franchise history. The Pistons, on the other hand, took their 103-98 victory in the season finale as more evidence that the process of regenerating another title contender is well under way.
Corey Brewer finished the season on a high note after an impressive year where he was considered one of the most improved players in the league. The shooting guard tallied 27 points and drilled 10-of-15 field goal attempts.
"You never want the season to end because you always want to keep playing basketball. But if its only fifteen [wins], or whatever, it's been a long season. It's good to start over, and we can start from scratch next year," Brewer said.
Al Jefferson contributed 16 points and Kevin Love recorded nine points, 10 boards, and five assists in only 18 minutes of court time.
Rambis attributed his lack of minutes to matchup issues against the lengthy and athletic Pistons lineup, "Matchups mostly, but also Kevin got down on himself again, and I think I've been very clear with all the players this year I accept any player playing poorly as long as I see them playing hard."
The Wolves already were without point guard Jonny Flynn, who missed his first game of the season with a hip flexor suffered Monday night at San Antonio. Backup point guard Ramon Sessions played 40 minutes and ended up with a bloody nose.
Sessions had 14 points and five assists.