On Sunday, mid-March seemed a lot like early January.
Darko Milicic started, and Anthony Randolph played rather than sat out as a healthy scratch. There were 21 Minnesota turnovers -- far too many -- and the Kings scored 29 points off of them en route to a 115-99 blowout. Sounds a lot like the Timberwolves of two months ago, no?
Some things have stayed constant this season. Milicic played just six minutes, scoring two points in yet another disappointing performance. Kevin Love finished with another double-double, 21 points and 11 rebounds. Luke Ridnour was just fine, with 13 points and five rebounds. But disappointing, a double-double and just fine weren't enough on Sunday.
It's the variables that reveal the truth, that injuries and lapses tripped up this once-promising squad in its 46th game. If it were January, Michael Beasley would be injured. Derrick Williams wouldn't have logged 33 minutes and scored 16 points; his development has become a bright spot only in the...