Drop Preseason Opener to Mystics
The Lynx will need to get a few kinks ironed out after a rough 89-63 loss against the Mystics Wednesday afternoon.
Both teams played a solid first half, and Minnesota entered halftime trailing 43-42. The second half proved brutal for the Lynx, though, as they struggled to make shots against a Washington squad that just couldn't miss. Minnesota shot just 60.1 percent from the charity stripe and committed 21 turnovers, 13 of which occurred in the second half.
Forward Maya Moore had an unusually unproductive day, shooting just 2-of-6 for seven points, her lowest point total since June 2013.
A silver lining for the team was the debut of rookie Reshanda Gray. The forward tallied 10 points and five rebounds for the Lynx and looks to be a great add-on for the roster moving forward.
Lynx Media Day
The Minnesota Lynx hosted their 2015 Media Day Thursday. Radio producer John Focke hosted a live broadcast from 2-3 p.m., during which he talked all things Lynx basketball, interviewed several current players and talked with fans.
Media Day also included players and coaches filming in-arena promos and taking individual and team photos.
One unexpected happening during the day's festivities was when one of the backboards at the new training facility spontaneously shattered:
At the Wolves/Lynx new practice facility. The backboard just spontaneously combusted. And Zach LaVine wasnt to blame pic.twitter.com/MDZWImQN8p— Jon Krawczynski (@APkrawczynski) May 28, 2015
Top Timberwolves Tweets
Check out some of the top tweets revolving around the Minnesota Timberwolves over the past week:
Historic #Twolves events on 5/19: 2015 - Win Draft Lottery 2004 - 83-80 W over SAC to advance to West Conf Finals— Timberwolves PR (@Twolves_PR) May 20, 2015
Minnesota Timberwolves forward Shabazz Muhammad has signed with agent Rob Pelinka of Landmark Sports, Muhammad tells Yahoo Sports.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) May 27, 2015
NBA Draft (@NBADraft) May 26, 2015
In what probably isn't a huge surprise to most, the 2015 NBA Finals will feature Golden State vs. Cleveland. The series will tip off Thursday, June 5 on ABC.
I personally clung to hope that the Hawks could step up and give the Cavs a run for their money, but they just couldn't stop LeBron James and Co. -- even without Kevin Love. Cleveland easily went 4-0 against Atlanta, who lost Kyle Korver to an ankle injury.
The Houston/GSW series initially looked like it might be more competitive, as the Rockets fell in two close games. They did manage to snag one win, but the team just didn't look the same as it did all season. Golden State won the series 4-1, wrapping it up Wednesday evening. James Harden watched another Finals slip through his fingers, and Stephen Curry will have a chance at an NBA Championship.
Lindsey's Friday Flick Recommendation
I've been late jumping on the bandwagon for this classic thriller, but I have to recommend it this week in case anyone else out there hasn't seen it yet, either.
I finally got up the guts to watch Se7en and see what all the hype was about; my only disappointment was that I hadn't watched it sooner. I knew the general premise going into it, but the story was even more creepily creative than I expected.
Morgan Freeman and Brad Pitt star in this film about two detectives (one veteran, one rookie) working together to catch up with a serial killer choosing his victims based on the seven deadly sins referenced in Paradise Lost. The movie has several twists and turns, including a gripping end that left me with chills.
View the trailer below, and happy weekending!