After starting out the season 2-0 on the road, the Wolves dropped a second home game last night. Despite heading into the half down by only five points, Minnesota couldn't keep up with Miami and watched a rough third quarter turn into a 96-84 win for the Heat.
Minnesota looked terrible offensively, with Andrew Wiggins and Karl-Anthony Towns combining to make just 8 of their 31 shots. Shabazz Muhammad led the Wolves for scoring with 14 points.
Dwyane Wade led the way for Miami, tallying 25 points, followed by Chris Bosh who added 16 points and 12 rebounds.
It's safe to say that Minnesota is still feeling rattled with losing head coach Flip Saunder less than two weeks ago and logistically adjusting to Sam Mitchell now being at the helm. Add to that a new-look roster, and a bit of transition time is definitely to be expected. Hopefully, the team will settle into a groove soon.
Coming up next, the Wolves will head on the road again to play Chicago Saturday night. Tipoff is set for 5:00 p.m. CT; don't forget to tune in for the earlier start time!
Other Basketball News
Gerald Green Hospitalized, Appears Fine
Miami coach Eric Spoelstra said that guard Gerald Green is "safe and healthy" after being hospitalized for an unspecified reason Wednesday. Green sat out Tuesday's game due to "illness" and was brought to the hospital the following morning. As of Thursday evening, no further information had been released.
Rick Carlisle Signs Extension
Head coach Rick Carlisle signed a five-year extension with the Mavericks Thursday. A "person with knowledge of the situation" said that Carlisle's extension is worth $35 million and will take effect after the team option year in 2016-17.
Lindsey's Friday Flick Recommedation
I'm back on a Disney kick right now, and this live-action flick is definitely one that appeals to fans of all ages.
Angelina Jolie is the perfect actress to star in this spin on the classic Sleeping Beauty tale. The film tells the story from the perspective of Maleficent, the vengeful fairy, who curses the infant princess and then later regrets her decision.
Check out the trailer below, and happy weekending!