EL SEGUNDO, Calif. After yet another injury, this one to Andrei Kirilenko in Phoenix on Tuesday, Timberwolves coach Rick Adelman expounded a bit on his team's short-handedness just as he has all season, it seems.
This time, though, he reached a succinct conclusion:
"It gets old," he said, and really, there's no better way to sum up this season for the Timberwolves.
Kirilenko suffered a left calf strain in the first quarter of Tuesday's overtime loss, and he did not seem confident at all on Wednesday about playing in the final games of the team's three-game West Coast swing. He will for sure sit out Thursday night against the Los Angeles Lakers.
Kirilenko was visibly disappointed with the injury coming in just his third game since returning after the All-Star break, and he said that despite missing two weeks of play in early February, he was feeling good and in game shape. He added that with so many injuries, he thinks the Timberwolves must be cursed.