Sunday, May 30, 2004

Wolves Delay the Inevitable

I saw the Timberwolves-Lakers game at a local watering hole with some friends.

The Lakers showed a decided lack of hustle most of the evening, and forfeited too many rebounds. Too often I saw a Laker take a shot and then sprint downcourt with the rest of the team, as the ball fell into a sea of white jerseys. With the Timberwolves' accuracy and speed that was a fatal error.

Also 3 of the last 5 fouls called against the Lakers were optical illusions. That's six points in a two-point game.
However, if Fox hadn't gift-wrapped three baskets for the Timberwolves in the first half, that wouldn't have mattered.

Lakers were down by 14 with 5 mins on the clock and scored 22 points while yielding only 10 points in those five minutes.

With home-court advantage this one's in the fridge.

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