Wasn’t that just an absolute blast? Well, if you only watched about 3.5 quarters and then the final play of regulation it was. The Minnesota Timberwolves lost another soul crusher, this time on the road which was different. The setting may have been different but the result was the same as always. We’re in familiar territory as the losing streak has reached five games.
This game started off pretty great as the Wolves got out to a nice 24-15 early lead with D’Angelo Russell making his return to the lineup. Things were looking good as the Wolves continued to be a team that can start fast, it’s just about finishing the games and quarters now.
When halftime rolled around the Wolves were down by four points and the daunting third quarter was ahead. In shocking fashion, the Wolves actually outscored the Grizzlies by 15 points in the third and looked well on their way to victory. Then the fourth quarter happened.
At the 5:00 mark of the fourth the Wolves still had a substantial lead, but things don’t always go well. I tweeted this out at that time with a hint of sarcasm knowing this lead should be safe.
Timberwolves don’t be outscored by 15 in the final 5 minutes challenge (99% IMPOSSIBLE)— Cooper (@CoopCarlson) November 9, 2021
It was heartbreaking loss with a cool shot from Towns that ultimately just postponed the heartbreak. If you’re still reading despite all my negativity, you must be a real Wolves fan who understands this pain.
This one hurt. It hurt real bad, and Karl-Anthony Towns said that a great many times in his postgame zoom interview.
A clearly frustrated Karl-Anthony Towns after the Timberwolves loss tonight: "It hurts real bad." pic.twitter.com/WDVV5vj8Ec— Dane Moore (@DaneMooreNBA) November 9, 2021
Both him and Anthony Edwards were rightfully somber in the postgame interviews and they should be. This team entered the season with hopes of being a playoff team but right now sit at a 3-6 record. With the Warriors up next, things could get uglier really quickly.