Found November 03, 2012 on
Pro Sports Daily:
MINNEAPOLIS -- If you hung around Target Center enough last year, you heard, over and over, Minnesota Timberwolves coach Rick Adelman despairing over his lack of depth, pleading for more playmakers, dissing his defense. What a difference an off-season makes. A re-tooled Wolves roster that was playing Friday without stars Kevin Love (broken hand) and Rickey Rubio (knee surgery) showed it had more of everything Adelman wanted. The result was a bench-led, energy-driven season-opening 92-80 victory over the Sacramento Kings. "It was a very good win for us," said Adelman, whose Wolves shot 36.8 percent, going 2-for-17 on three-pointers ... and still winning by a dozen points. The reasons: Bench play and defense. The bench scored half of the Wolves points, led by guard J.J. Barea's 21 points. The bench also supplied much of the defensive energy (four blocks by backup center Greg Stiemsma) and turned around a game that was going Sacramento's way in the third qua...
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MINNEAPOLIS The Timberwolves held their final practice on Thursday before the regular season begins Friday night at home against the Kings. Finally.They'll be one of seven teams come Friday that have yet to play a game and the only Western Conference team that won't have taken the court. If it weren't for the Knicks-Nets cancellation, the Timberwolves would have been...
Okay, sarcasm aside, the road trip isn't a complete failure at 0-3. Sure, wins are always better than losses. And could the Kings gone 1-2, 2-1 or won all 3 games? Of course. But we knew that. And we know the Kings won't do that this year. So, it is what it is.
I'm not going to keep this running forever. Here is the boxscore. To the bullets we go......
J.J. Barea had 21 points and five assists in 28 minutes for Minnesota, helping the Timberwolves overcome a weak shooting performance in their season opener and beat the Sacramento Kings 92-80 on Friday night.
Brandon Roy pitched in 10 points, six assists and five rebounds and Andrei Kirilenko added 10 points, seven rebounds and five assists as both players returned to NBA action...
Tonight, after what seemed like a 200 bajillion-year wait, the Wolves open the year at home vs. Sacramento (doesn't it feel like we always open against the Kings?). Finally. No Love or Rubio of course, but Roy and AK47 will be ready for active duty and immediate fan judgment. That being said, since everybody LOVES bullets, here are ten random musings/bullets to look out for as...
MINNEAPOLIS Rick Adelman told Brandon Roy not to worry about the missed shots. Dont worry about the 10 field goals, the five three-pointers, the two free throws. Theyll come.
My, what a positive after a 92-80 win that came in spite of the Timberwolves offense, in spite of Roys shooting, in spite of so much. But Adelman isnt delusional. Hes been doing this too long to be. Hes had...