Found January 09, 2012 on Fox Sports North:
This was a real game, one of those matchups where it's anyone's win for most of the fourth quarter. Fans can't leave too early. Conclusions can't be drawn before the buzzer. But somehow, it was over before it ended, Minnesota fading in the final seconds, relying on fouls to cling to a chance. There was a sort of background suspense to most of Monday night's game. Neither team started out as better, per se, both at 3-5 coming into the night. And despite the seconds of hot and cold, the long streaks of ineffectiveness from both teams, this was a real game. With two minutes left, it was anyone's contest. And then it was last Wednesday against Memphis all over again, out of reach and frustrating. A DeMar DeRozan steal with 42 seconds remaining and its two resulting free-throw points pushed the score to 91-82. The Timberwolves' offense was doomed, and it failed to close again, losing 97-87."I told the team we have a chance to keep improving, but we can...
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