(The closest the score of the game will be all night long.)
Last night was CW Jr.'s first Timberwolves game at Target Center. He just turned 3 a little over a week ago. I know, I know... poor kid. But we live in Minnesota, not somewhere with a good team, like 10-15 or so other cities in the United States. Anyways, so we were heading into downtown Minneapolis from 35W:
Mrs. CW: Look Graham, that's Minneapolis. See all those big buildings up there. Whoa, that's Minneapolis!
CW JR: Yeah, there's lotsa-apolis.
Mrs. CW: Graham, it's "Minn-e-apolis."
CW JR: No... it's LOTS OF APOLISES!!!
Logical. He's got a point there.
(CW Jr. is naive to the score of the game, which still makes this fun!)
I don't know if this was the worst game of the season; probably not since we were facing such a great team, but that didn't make the loss any more palatable. We are a bad, and very sad, sad, sad team. The best part of the game/night was that CW Jr. had fun, and really, that's all the matters anyway.
Is there even any point in listing off the ineptitude that occurred last night? Our starters were sat the entire 4th quarter; maybe it will teach them a lesson, but probably not.
Kevin Love came back and played 27 minutes, but we were blown out again. Anthony Randolph put up better stats in only 19 minutes. Side note: Someone please tell me WHY Darrell Rhombus* refuses to play Kevin Love and AR together on the court?!? Literally the only shred of optimism left for this season is to play Love and AR together huge minutes (at the same time, you dolt) and see how it works out. We need to find out if it's A) even possible and B) if we've got something with these two guys on the court together. I am so sad.
*If you are new to this blog and/or don't know who "Darrell Rhombus" is... Kurt Rambis' real first name is actually "Darrell." No lie, look it up. His middle name is "Kurt." As for "Rhombus" rather than "Rambis", a rhombus is a geometric shape that looks like a normal square, but is quite clearly not. Much like Kurt Rambis' bi-angle offense. Err... I mean triangle offense.
We had 12 assists on 35 makes, compared to 31 assists on 45 field goals for the Bulls. They also shot over 50%, compared to 41% for the Wolves (yay, over 40% this game!) That's probably why da Bulls have the best record in the Eastern Conference, and we have the second worst record in the entire league.
I believe we are something like the best rebounding team in the league, (by some metric.) Too lazy to look it up, and yes its semi-mind blowing, yet we were STILL outrebounded by 16. The Bulls are also missing their best defender, and one of the top rebounders in the league (Joakim Noah), while the Wolves had the league leading rebounder back in action. Someone please explain this to me!?! Maybe I need to just move on...
(Look! Darko almost got a rebound!)
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