MINNEAPOLIS -- Shabazz Muhammad was nowhere to be found after Minnesota's 114-104 loss to the Clippers on Monday night.
The Timberwolves rookie isn't wont to stick around long following games, disappearing into the Minneapolis night about as quickly as he exploits open paths to the basket. It's been a rocky inaugural campaign for the 21-year-old, whose playing time has fluctuated drastically and whose father was sentenced last week to more than three years in prison.
The second half of March, Muhammad's mostly sat on the bench, silent.
But once Monday's contest was decided by a third-quarter Los Angeles massacre -- or so the 12,172 at the Target Center thought -- coach Rick Adelman handed him a microphone and listened to him sing.
"I maybe should've started him," Adelman said afterward.
Muhammad and a handful of reserves played the entire final period. The UCLA one-and-done scored seven straight points in the first two minutes and finished the frame...