MINNEAPOLIS For the first time since Kevin Garnett put on a Celtics jersey in 2007, the Timberwolves beat Boston on Monday night, a 110-100 victory that capped off a grueling homestand against playoff-bound teams.
If that win, that snapped streak, isn't a landmark of the most pathologic type, then what is?
Unfortunately for the Timberwolves in terms of their quest for karmic retribution, Garnett was not on the court for Monday's win.
Fortunately for the Timberwolves in terms of their realistic chances at a win, Garnett wasn't available to rip them to shreds for no reason other than some lighthearted vengeance.
And so it was possible for a circus-like rendition of "If You're Happy and You Know It" it to clank through the Target Center with 4:00 left in the game and the Timberwolves up, 104-91. So it was possible for Nikola Pekovic, who led the team with 29 points just two days after sitting with a sprained left ankle, to dissolve into the closest thing to a giggle that a man of ...