Friday, November 25, 2005

Hornets Sting the Timberwolves

The New Orleans Hornets beat our Minnesota Timberwolves 84-80 in Oklahoma City this week. The game was close for four quarters and came down to important missed shots, turnovers and two free throws in the final minutes. The Timberwolves lead the Hornets for a better part of the game. At one point we had 18 points on them. What happened to the intensity and field goal percentage we had in the second quarter. Kevin Garnett was actively blocking and rebounding but just couldn’t get any shots. Let’s hope Garnett can get it together for the Cavaliers and Clippers.

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

No Smoke No Fire

New coach Dwane Casey has yet to see his Timberwolves win away from home yet they are undefeated at home. Even against Kevin Garnett, the Nuggets’Marcus Camby looked great putting up 18 and rebounding 22. Minnesota didn’t really benefit from the absence of Kenyon Martin with Marcus Camby out in force. Earl Boykins came off the bench and started a minor fire but it wasn’t the blaze we needed. Wally Szczerbiak put up 20 and Kevin Garnett had 19 but we still got out played. Why can’t the Minnesota Timberwolves keep up the intensity they start with and break that 0-3 away record?