The Milwaukee Bucks weren't feeling good about themselves after coughing up a big lead in their season opener. Despite also coming up short in their first game, the Minnesota Timberwolves had a more optimistic attitude.
A night after solid debuts from Ricky Rubio and Derrick Williams, the Timberwolves will hope for a better result Tuesday as they try to spoil Milwaukee's home opener.
Minnesota (0-1) got good news twice in June, finding out early in the month that Rubio - the fifth pick in the 2009 draft - had agreed to sign with the Timberwolves, then later selecting Williams with the No. 2 overall pick.
Those two helped bring Minnesota back from as many as 12 down in the third quarter to take the lead early in the fourth in Monday's season opener against Oklahoma City, but the Thunder made enough plays down the stretch to escape with a 104-100 win.
"That's a team that's a contender and we took them down to the last minute," said Minnesota forward Kevin Love, who had 22 points, ...