The Three-Pointer: 3rd Quarter Fold

Game #74, Road Game #36: Minnesota 100, Utah 117 Season Record: 19-55  1. One-Way Jefferson Those who check the box score will surmise that Al Jefferson had one of his worst games of the season tonight as the Wolves were routed by Utah, who turned a close and enjoyably contested first half into a blowout […]

The Three Pointer: Finishing Strong

Copyright 2008 NBAE (Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images) Game #66, Home Game #34: Los Angeles Clippers 90, Minnesota 99 Season Record: 16-50 1. Pick and Roll Call The Clippers without Chris Kamen are a feel-good victim for a ballclub ready to generate some springtime momentum despite its inevitable trip to the lottery. Wolves […]

The Three Pointer: Lost in the Crunch

Copyright 2008 NBAE (Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images) Game #63, Home Game #33: Portland 103, Minnesota 96 Season Record: 14-49 1. When It Matters Most Al Jefferson did not score a single point in the first 19 minutes and 4 seconds of this game, which I’d wager is his longest drought of the […]

The Three Pointer: Power Outage

Copyright 2007 NBAE (Photo by David Liam Kyle/NBAE via Getty Images) Game #57, Road Game #27: Minnesota 84, Cleveland 92 Season Record: 12-45 1. The Price of Youth What a discouraging game. Wanna bet that the Cavaliers had a scout at Target Center for the Wolves win over Utah last Tuesday? Coach Mike Brown seemed […]

The Three Pointer: The Best Yet This Season

(AP Photo/Jim Mone) Game #55, Home Game #30: Utah 100, Minnesota 111 Season Record: 12-43 1. The Beauty of Teamwork It’s been a long time–certainly a year, maybe two–since fans of the Minnesota Timberwolves have seen this kind of 48 minutes from their ballclub. There have been some really nice wins thus far this season: […]

The Three Pointer: Better Than Philly

Copyright 2008 NBAE (Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images) Game #52, Home Game #27: Philadelphia 88, Minnesota 104 Season record: 11-41 1. Spread the Credit It’s been a habit of these three-pointers to isolate players for individual praise or criticism, rearranging members of the roster like pieces in a jigsaw puzzle that someday will […]

The Three Pointer: Getting Past the KG Hangover

Copyright 2008 NBAE (Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images) Game #48, Home Game #24: Boston 88, Minnesota 86 Season record: 10-38 1. Kevin Garnett, Over and Out The big man came, he smiled, he waved, hit his heart once or twice, and left. The applause from the fans was long and genuine, but not […]