Tuesday's offensively inept 92-88 loss at the Izod Center was their fourth straight as the Wolves have to go back to the drawing board with no time for hand wringing.
Not with the streaking Los Angeles Lakers awaiting them tonight at Target Center and Minnesota wearing the albatross of a 1-10 record in the second of back-to-back games.
Wolves record: 10-40
Mike Trudell/Timberwolves site has extensive notes on game as well as the team's Tuesday activites
Timberwolves Today postgame podcast
Wolves Watch game recap
Neither team showed much on either end of the court in the first 2 1/2 quarters. They combined for 92 points, shot in the 30 percent range and turned the ball over 16 times in the first half alone.
Minnesota made a couple of runs in the fourth quarter, getting within five points three times and eventually cutting the margin to 82-78 on a 3-point play by Telfair with 2:25 to play.
Also from Canavan:
Timberwolves backup G Rashad McCants missed the game. He sprained his right ankle against Toronto on Sunday
Kidd finished with nine points, 10 rebounds, nine assists, and zero postgame quotes, but hardly anyone mentioned how close he came to his triple-double -- probably because the Nets were too busy fighting off the distinct possibility that they could be embarrassed by a 10-40 team in front of about 7,000 people at Izod Center.
34 Sebastian Telfair's differential (to the good) in assists and turnovers his last five games, 37-3.