MINNEAPOLIS When the Timberwolves tip off against Dallas at 6 p.m. Sunday, it will have been just 21 hours since the beginning of their most recent game.
The schedule this weekend is what Rick Adelman referred to as "the perfect storm." Minnesota played in Denver -- in the thin air, to boot -- at 7 p.m. MT last night, just hours before daylight savings time kicked in. Then it took about an hour and a half to de-ice their plane before they took off for Minneapolis, and with an hour each lost to the time zone and the time change, the team didn't land until about 3:30 a.m. Adelman said that he didn't arrive at his home until about 4:30 a.m., with the silver lining being that the sun wasn't yet up.
It'll be a tired and shorthanded team that takes the court Sunday, but what else is new?
"I didn't know it was daylight savings time," Adelman said." I certainly didn't like the idea of coming to Denver, losing an hour, coming home and play...