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Dane Moore NBA Podcast: These Losses Are Getting Ridiculous + Observations From Raptors-Wolves

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We’re just at the point where these fourth quarter collapses by the Minnesota Timberwolves are getting ridiculous. Friday night’s collapse in the fourth might have been the worst of the season yet. With 3 minutes and 40 seconds left in the game, the Wolves were leading 81 to 75, yet didn’t score another point for the rest of the game. On tonight’s pod, we discuss why falling apart felt all the worse considering it came on the heels of Anthony Edwards’ filthy dunk to close the third quarter.

  • Specific examples of execution breakdowns in the 4th, including a completely botched 2-for-1
  • Why the last two games against Indiana and Toronto serve as examples for why it is OK to not close games with your starters (McLaughlin over Rubio, anyone?)
  • Ant’s dunk, and why I’m batting around the Bradley Beal comp for Edwards
  • Jaden McDaniels with another impressive defensive performance, and why Pascal Siakam’s trajectory is one McDaniels could reasonably mimic.
(If you can’t access the Spotify player, click here to listen to the latest episode.)