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Sorry, not much time for a preview today. A few quick bullets.
-Take Care of the Ball. Last night was an outlier in every sense of the word in terms of turnovers (and the dreadful transition D after said turnovers). 24 total. Let's hope the Wolves can take care of the ball a bit more tonight. While last night was abysmal, we can rest on our laurels that the carelessness is highly unlikely to happen often.
-B-Roy Needs a Redemption Game. Easily one of the worst NBA stints I have ever seen, and watching this team since 2009 has yielded a mountain of suck. Brandon Roy looked absolutely terrible. Let's continue to hope he still has something left and can redeem himself tonight. Give it a few more games before overreacting.
-Shved got a haircut. This is neat, yet makes him look slightly less interesting.
-No G Wallace tonight. Crash crashed. One less threat out there. Keep an eye on that Net's backcourt fronting the scoring load (and I definitely lump Disney Lopez into the backcourt category, since he plays like a shooting guard). But if Kyle Lowry is any indication, get ready for a huge night from Deron Williams. If Rubio is considered an "ace" defender, then Ridnour is more like a two of hearts.
-Barea Concussed. Will be a game-time decision as our *gulp* leading scorer.
-Rick's Rotation. Odd that he is still tying to 'find his way' in terms of minute management. I am a little confused why Pek isn't getting the ball more or playing more as our obvious go-to scorer. Hopefully this isn't a trend.
Prediction: A tough trip to 1-2. Brooklyn will be a tough team with above average options all over the court. It would take a sudden Zen moment and some help from the Russian Mafia to win this one. Love can't get healthy soon enough.
I guess we should have realized this would be a game for AK to raise his middle finger at Prokhorov backing up the money truck to 3 non-Russians.
Woohoo! Wolves not giving up!
If the Nyets weren't having the best shooting night of their lives, the Wolves might be able to steal one. Not likely, however :-(
CW, I think we can both admit Williams looked good this quarter, no? Solid effort on D and he went to the hoop strong.
This, like my rebuttal to your 3-pter comment, was premature. Order has been restored. D-Charge is back to normal. Poor guy
@Daddyfatsax True. I've certainly seen worse.
@CollegeWolf Speaking of worse, you all will certainly see pretty soon why I didn't want Amundson. He tries but he's bad.
@Daddyfatsax I like it. Throw in Jim Peterson as a bonus.
@CollegeWolf Yea, we all agree the Wolves still need that long-term 2-guard. It's not likely that both Roy and Shved work out. How about a Brooks and Shved combo? What does Brooklyn need? defense. Give em Luke or Barea, the Wolves' best defenders...
@Daddyfatsax Indeed. Can we trade him for Marshon Brooks? Can we throw in a random Euro or six 2018 second round picks? Or something?
@CollegeWolf Shved looks exactly like a young Toni Kukoc!
@Daddyfatsax Scarily similar.
@CollegeWolf So it Shved's hair.
These refs forgot the Durant, Martin rule. You can't run your arms under the defender's arms to draw a foul like that. Shitty refs.
Sadly, I can't disagree with you here.
I also don't see us winning a back to back against the Nyets. Could be a pretty tough game, especially if it's just Puke Ridnour as our PG.
Wolves 88 - Nyets 99