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Wizards 128, Wolves 112: Get Used To This

The shorthanded Wolves fall again

Minnesota Timberwolves v Washington Wizards Photo by Will Newton/Getty Images

Well, this is probably how it’s going to be for a while. With both D’Angelo Russell and Malik Beasley out, this team just is missing too much talent to realistically compete on a nightly basis.

There isn’t a whole lot of good to write about, and it’s Saturday, so let’s just keep it short and sweet.

For the Wolves it’s apparent they’re still working through things as Chris Finch and David Vanterpool try to get on the same page. They’re not going to win much when Karl-Anthony Towns is surrounded by four non-shooters. They’re also not going to win very much when they give up 128 points, highlighted by a disgusting 44-point third quarter for Washington.

So let’s just try to look at a few positives and get on with our night.

Naz Reid played pretty well, scoring 17 points on 8-12 shooting to give the Wolves a bit of a boost off the bench, and it’s always nice to see Naz have a nice night. Amidst a myriad of things that are not working out, he is a bright spot considering his undrafted status.

Additionally, Josh Okogie had one of his better nights in a while. He caught a rough whistle occasionally, but for the most part did an okay job on Bradley Beal, while adding an efficient 12 points on offense.

Ultimately though, this team just isn’t good enough to beat anyone without Beasley and Russell. For the Wolves to win, Towns either needs to be superhuman, or Anthony Edwards needs to play much better than he has of late. That’s really the only chance they’ve got.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend, team.