The player, college, and NBA have suffered greatly in quality of play and players. And for every Kobe Bryant and Kevin Garnett there has been a conga line of lost causes, teens who toiled in Europe or Asia or worse once their hoop dreams melted into memory.
Carmelo Anthony scored 33 points to help the New York Knicks snap a seven-game losing streak with a 118-106 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night. Tyson Chandler had 15 points and 14 rebounds and Amare Stoudemire added 18 points and eight
Kevin Love scored 33 points and tied a season high with 19 rebounds for his NBA-best 50th double-double this season, and the Minnesota Timberwolves beat the skidding Denver Nuggets 132-128 on Monday night for their third win in a row.
Kevin Love had 37 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists for his first career triple-double to help the Minnesota Timberwolves cruise past the Utah Jazz 121-104 Saturday night. Minnesota was again playing without starters Nikola Pekovic (ankle) and Kevin Martin (finger), but Love filled the void, keeping one step ahead of the Jazz through the game. He compiled all his statistics in 32 minutes to earn a spot on the bench for the final nine minutes of the Wolves’ third runaway win against the Jazz this season.
Is Flip Saunder about to pull the trigger on a big deal for the Wolves? Click the link to hear Sid’s thoughts.
Mike Max and Dave Lee chat Timberwolves and more….click the above link to listen back
Wide Open Big 10 Basketball Season…..Sid Hartman takes a look at the race.
Big Gopher win last night in Evanston…..Click the link to listen to Mike’s recap of the game.
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While the rest of the Minnesota Timberwolves are relaxing away from the game, Kevin Love’s schedule is full. The activities are welcomed, of course, as part of NBA All-Star weekend in New Orleans. Love will take part in off-the-court events in the community.
Kevin Love left the Minnesota Timberwolves for a weekend in New Orleans, the NBA All-Star game and accompanying festivities providing a brief-but-not-relaxing break from a frustrating season that has been both taxing on many levels.
Winning games means more money for Gopher Basketball Coach Richard Pitino. Sid has the details….click the above link to listen.
Minnesota Timberwolves coach Rick Adelman has returned to the team for the final game before the NBA All-Star break. Adelman said Wednesday before the Timberwolves hosted Denver that his wife, Mary Kay, had “a little problem” that he had to tend to. Adelman declined to be more specific but said the situation was “fine.” She has suffered from seizures in the past, and Adelman missed 11 games last season to be with her during a particularly difficult stretch. Adelman missed the game Monday night against Houston and practice Tuesday.
The Minnesota Timberwolves would probably have to go 20 and 10, or maybe even 22 and 8 for the rest of the way to make the playoffs. The task is again becoming daunting, and forward Corey Brewer is painfully aware. “We need a win before All-Star break. We got a lot of injuries, man,” Brewer said. “It’s tough when you have injuries.” They are indeed a team riddled with current injuries, and frustrated by another sub-par season. Healthy or not, the Wolves cannot get stops on defense.
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