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Hornets 113, Wolves 106: Is it Over Yet?

A truly blah game between two blah squads results in another Wolves road loss.

NBA: Minnesota Timberwolves at Charlotte Hornets Sam Sharpe-USA TODAY Sports

When I asked in the Canis slack channel if anyone wanted to recap this one, I got nothing. The room could not have cleared out any faster. It turns out everyone else is smarter than me, as this was among the least interesting games I can remember this season. With essentially nothing to play for on either side, the disinterest was palpable. In the end, the Hornets were a little better and handed the Wolves another road loss, 113-106.

I really have no idea what to say about this one. Nobody had a particularly outstanding game. Karl-Anthony Towns was quieted by double-teams tonight, and was held to 21 points on 7-17 shooting. Andrew Wiggins had 20 on a decent 8-15. But really, it was just a blah performance by everyone involved. Their 18-29 collective effort from the free throw line did not help.

The Hornets were only marginally better. They had a real advantage on the offensive glass, and got 31 from Kemba Walker, leading six players in double figures.

But really, this was a boring affair between two poor teams late in the season. I’m not going to put more effort into recapping a game I could barely stay focused on.

I’m going to take John’s suggestion:

Wow is this guy good. His passing is exceptional. I figured he got so many assists because he drew so much defensive attention, and that’s a big part of it, but his deliveries are precise and beautifully timed.