The Wolves played admirably last night. They were led by yet another double double from the Beach Boy. Ryan Hollins scored 18 but still can’t rebound. Jonny Flynn had a nice assist to turnover ratio. The team as a whole played fairly well. Big Al did not do much (10 pts, 4 reb). Where I think the Wolves lost the game though is in the rotation. Between Ramon Sessions, Darko, Wayne Ellington, and Sasha Pavlovic they had a combined 70 minutes and 0 points. 0 points in 70 minutes! I say again, 0 points in 70 minutes! Are you kidding me? The bench scored 34 points for the Wolves and normally you would think that was productive, but it wasn’t. Those 34 points came from two players (Kevin Love and Damien Wilkins) while the other 4 bench players scored a whopping 0 points in 70 minutes! Can I say 0 points in 70 minutes again? 0 points in 70 minutes! You know what? I am not even upset about that, that is amazing! In fact I think the next NBA “Where Amazing Happens” commercial should show their 13 bricks.
Moving on; I am sorry I did not have a preview for the game yesterday. I wrote it all up including some promotion for my buddy Kris Willis of Soaring Down South but unfortunately something went wrong with the post and it kept the info from the Miami game instead. He is one helluva blogger though and has a really good site. You should check it out. I did say in the preview though that I thought Josh Smith would have a huge night and he did. The Wolves just don’t have an answer for these types of players. I will say this to; I really like Atlanta’s team. I think this is their last opportunity to make a run at the finals because I don’t think they can bring Joe Johnson back but…..I like their squad. They have a nice balance of shooters, athleticism, youth, and experience. I really can’t say enough about them but maybe I am just biased because I was stationed in Georgia for about 5 years and grew to like them. Anyway that is all for now.