Originally written on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 3/24/13
MINNEAPOLIS Think of a basketball game like a blank slate. Two teams, no expectations, just 24 players and 48 minutes. The Timberwolves need to think of games like that, at least. Of course there are talent discrepancies and reputations, superstars, benchwarmers and the vast in-between. But too often, it seems, these Timberwolves let the minutiae of being the injured underdog set the tone. Too often, they set no tone at all. Too often, they forget that the canvas is blank every night -- that the score starts at 0-0 no matter what happened the day before, week before, month before. That was the story, at least in part, on Sunday, when Chicago beat Minnesota in a fashion far more convincing than the 104-97 score. That was the story when the Timberwolves let the Bulls walk all over them for two and a half quarters. Even though they knew what to expect. Even though it was their home court. Even though Chicago beats teams with often little more than brute physicality, and so why no...
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