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Timberwolves Nip Bucks In Preseason Finale: Malcolm Lee Plays Well

 

The Minnesota Timberwolves concluded their 2-game preseason schedule with the Milwaukee Bucks by winning 85-84.   The game was played in Milwaukee while the Timberwolves were without Ricky Rubio and J.J. Barea (the #4 J.J. of All-Time).   The Timberwolves did not play a particularily great game, shooting around 40% FG’s and turning the ball over 22 times.  However, they did end the game on a very positive note, going on a 12-0 run to end the game winning by 1 point. 

Kevin Love played well once again, going for his usual double-double (22 points, 16 rebounds).   Otherwise, the main positives of the night were the play of guard Malcolm Lee and Ricky Rubio’s Twitter posts.   Lee did not light the world on fire, but did prove he belongs with a 9 point, 5 assist, and 4 rebound performance.   During the first half, there were times were he was the only Timberwolves player showing life.   Lee got a heavy load of minutes while Rubio and Barea sat this one out.

Meanwhile, Rubio was lighting up his Twitter with enthusiam for a game that doesn’t even matter.   See below for a few of his tweets from the night.   You can tell this guy really wants to win, and really cares about his teammates performance.  Say what you will about Rubio’s game, but you cannot quesiton his passion for basketball.

rickyrubio9Ricky Rubio:
 
what a shoot!!!!!!! @kevinlove
 
let’s go!!!!
  
what a game!!!! fight all the way thru. Congrats team @MNTimberwolves
 
The Timberwolves next game is the regular season opener, Monday night, December 26th at Target Center.  There has been no confirmation that Jesse “The Body” Ventura will be there as of yet.  Other (un)probable Minnesota celebrities to keep an eye out for:   Vern GagneWilbur Foshay, Prince Nelson of Minneapolis, Kelly Lynch from Golden Valley (starred in Road House), and Nick Swardson.  ESPN might want to reconsider their national TV schedule!

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