In the best of circumstances the Wolves are badly short of talent and experience vs. the San Antonio Spurs, and this was far from the best of circumstances as the Wolves only had eight players available for tonight's game.
The first half resembled a bunch of high school kids playing against their pre-teen brothers as the Spurs eased up and down the court, scoring with relative ease but not exerting much defensive effort.
Apparently annoyed at being up only 60-50 at halftime, the Spurs turned up the defense in the third quarter and promptly blew the Wolves out, building the lead up to 30 in about six minutes. And of course, that was that.
The only news out of this one is bad: Manu Ginobili twisted his ankle when he came down on Gorgui Dieng's foot in the third quarter and had to be helped off the court. Hopefully he'll get healthy before the end of the season.
A couple of soup recipes to make us feel better:
RevKilljoy Butternut Squash Soup
Was very popular yesterday.
2 butternut squash I cooked up & froze a couple of months ago
A few cloves of garlic
3-ish tblsp rosemary
1.5 tblsp tarragon
Sauteed onions, then garlic, squash, water (to level of squash, ended up w ~8 cups water), immersion blender until my arm was tired. I blended in the rosemary by separating a bit of soup do it was chopped enough. Tarragon was a last-minute addition.
Normally I use veg stock but a friend's allergy liked that option. The tarragon was the new ingredient, a total hit. Really bridged the sweet squash w the bitter rosemary.
spicy minty curry sweet potato soup
2 cloves garlic
1 lb sweet potatoes
1 lb regular potatoes
2 tsp curry powder of choice (i like an anise heavy blend if you have one handy)
cayenne to taste (recipe calls for 1/8 tsp, i put in 1 tsp)
1 cup soy milk (i assume milk or cream would work here too)
fry onions and garlic in oil until soft and fragrant. add spices and fry for 1 minute. add potatoes, salt, and cover with water. cover, bring to boil, and simmer for 30 min. use immersion blender (or food processor or whatever) to make creamy. stir in milk. taste and add salt / spice to your preference. serve with chopped mint on top.