Originally written on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 11/28/13
MINNEAPOLIS -- Ronny Turiaf and Chase Budinger looked on helplessly, again, while sporting suit jackets. Luc Mbah a Moute sat on the bench in his alternate plaid warmup, still dazed after a 48-hour whirlwind that saw him shipped to the Twin Cities from Sacramento. J.J. Barea just shook his head. For the Timberwolves, reserve help can't come soon enough. There were manifold issues in Minnesota's 117-110 defeat Wednesday against Denver. Kevin Love, Ricky Rubio and coach Rick Adelman did well to list them, poignantly and precisely. "It was a poor showing tonight," said Love, who dropped several expletives when describing the team's effort. "All the way around." Said Rubio: "We're not a good team on defense." And Adelman: "I was really disappointed with our effort. You can't have energy coming into a home game like that." But the vastest disparity came from a lower rung, reflecting a growing trend that has the once-torrid Timberwolves (8-9) now a game below .500 with one victory ...
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