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LOS ANGELES The Timberwolves injury nightmare just went from bad to worse.
Nikola Pekovic left Minnesotas game against the Lakers with 2:41 remaining in the first quarter with an abdominal strain. He will not return.
Pekovic logged eight points on 4-of-6 shooting in nine minutes of play, leading the team in scoring early. With his absence, the Timberwolves will be forced to give big minutes to backup centers Greg Stiemsma and Chris Johnson, and with Andrei Kirilenko out with a calf strain, the team was already more shorthanded than usual.
No further details in terms of a prognosis were given on Pekovic. The center battled illness earlier in the week but had recovered enough to start Thursday in Los Angeles.
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The Minnesota Timberwolves' frontcourt was already shorthanded without Kevin Love and Andrei Kirilenko. The Wolves suffered another blow when an abdominal strain forced Nikola Pekovic from Thursday's game with the Lakers.
Rotoworld reported that Pek wouldn't return. Pekovic played nine minutes and finished with eight points and three rebounds.
Pek has battled...
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. After yet another injury, this one to Andrei Kirilenko in Phoenix on Tuesday, Timberwolves coach Rick Adelman expounded a bit on his team's short-handedness just as he has all season, it seems.
This time, though, he reached a succinct conclusion:
"It gets old," he said, and really, there's no better way to sum up this season for the Timberwolves...
The Minnesota Timberwolves have lost four games in a row and appear destined to miss the playoffs for a ninth straight season, but Ricky Rubio is trying to maintain a positive attitude. Not only that, but he’s trying to influence his teammates to do the same.
During Thursday night’s blowout loss to the Los Angeles Lakers, TNT captured Rubio telling teammate Alexey Shved to cheer...
During last night's game against the Lakers, Timberwolves passing maestro Ricky Rubio threw some absolutely ridiculous passes. Most notable among these was Rubio's wonderful wraparound assist to Dante Cunningham in the first quarter, which is shown below. As a bonus, check out another one of Rubio's epic assists from last night. This time, Rubio connects on his patented...
LOS ANGELES It's time to play a mind game a borderline sick one, if you're a Minnesota sports fan.
Let's say the predictions were right, that the Timberwolves were to finish the 2012-13 season with 45 wins. That would have put them at eight games over .500 on the season, perhaps six or seven games over right now, as February turns to March. It would have put them on...
Didn’t J.J. Watt teach us that it’s not a great idea to pose next to large basketball players, lest you look small? Zach Galifianakis must not have been around for that one.
Galifianikis was hanging out with Nikola Pekovic, who plays for the Minnesota Timberwolves, and Galifianakis — who we’re sure is a normal-sized human being — ended up looking like some kind of dwarf...
Rookie guard, Alexey Shved, was looking a little down coming out of a timeout during Thursday night’s matchup against the Lakers, and Ricky Rubio did not approve. He immediately gave his teammate some great advice, “Change this face. Be Happy. Enjoy it.”
Given that it is a Friday, this video seems to capture the essence of the weekend (and life) just perfectly. During the Timberwolves loss to the Lakers on Thursday night Ricky Rubio unleashed some wonderful life advice to teammate Alexey Shved.
It is fairly impossible not to like Ricky, huh?
“Alexi, change this face. Be Happy. Enjoy.”
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Sometimes the best advice is usually the simplest and during Thursday night's Minnesota Timberwolves/Los Angeles Lakers game, Minnesota guard Rick Rubio had some advice for his teammate, Alexey Shved.Rubio decided to dole out the chief advice of "Change your face and be happy":(Courtesy of The NBA Mistress)
This really doesn’t have nor does it need much context, but Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio has word to live by. Can’t really argue with him. Could have thrown a “don’t worry” in there.
There had to be a reason that the Minnesota Timberwolves were willing to wait so long for this young man to be done playing ball overseas (pesky contracts).
Rubio made getting past the Black Mamba look like child's play, and as for Dwight Howard--the words 'too' and 'easy' come to mind.
Of course in the broad scheme of things it was only one basket;...
This is just beautiful. Especially the ENJOY! right at the end.
“The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.
What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly;
it is dearness only that gives everything its value.
I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can
gather strength from distress and grow."
— Thomas Paine
The loss in Denver seem to have changed the attitude of the Lakers (28-30) over the course of...
This was alarming news for me for two reasons.
First I never knew Zach Galifianakis was so small, or that Pekovic was so large. Maybe I need to watch Hangover again. Secondly, did we not learn anything from the photo of Yao Ming and JJ Watt? When there is a big height disadvantage take the picture sitting down. I assure you it will help you in the long run.