Found October 08, 2013 on Fox Sports North:
MINNEAPOLIS -- Five more minutes of balls rolling off rims, a forest of physical Russian specimens clogging the lane and far too many occasions of defensive miscommunication. Just what a coach wants in his preseason opener. "No," Timberwolves coach Rick Adelman said with a dry chuckle. "No." Take Derrick Williams' performance as the quintessential summation of Minnesota's first 2013-14 test, a 108-106 overtime loss to Russian professional power CSKA Moscow. The forward spent most of crunch time with the ball in his hands, slicing to the rim with decisive authority and winding up with a team-high 21 points -- 10 of which came in the fourth quarter. But he also failed on two putback dunks down the stretch and missed 3 of 4 free throws inside the final 1 minute, 11 seconds of the extra session. That helped lift CSKA to just the third-ever victory by a Euroleague club against an NBA team in its own arena. "Twice he tried to make the one-handed slam,...
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