Originally written on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 3/2/12
In the battle of age versus exhaustion, the old men had the edge on Thursday night in Phoenix, as the Suns pulled ahead in the second half to beat the Timberwolves, 104-95. It was one of those results you could see coming for weeks, and that almost made it worse. It was the final game of a back-to-back-to-back for the Timberwolves and the Suns' first game since before the All-Star break; all it took was a glance at the schedule to see that the Timberwolves would be exhausted, the Suns fresh. The challenge was obvious. It's one that Timberwolves' coach Rick Adelman has been talking about, thinking over for almost a week "I'm still trying to figure out if they realized they didn't schedule Phoenix for a week before we play them," he said last Wednesday and in the end, he and his team were powerless to overcome the simple truth of exhaustion. It gets worse, though. For a good portion of the night, there was reason for hope, to think that somehow the Timberwolves had re-energized ...
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