The Wolves end on a high note. In what can only be considered an extremely disappointing season for the Timberwolves, they closed out the 2012-2013 regular season with a 108-95 win over the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday night ending a 16 game losing streak in The Alamo Dome. This is also the first time the Wolves have won a season finale since the 2008 season.
The Wolves went into halftime trailing by 6, 61-56. The Wolves came out in the 2nd half hitting their shots and outscored the Spurs 52-34. The Wolves took the lead at the 6:50 mark in the 3rd quarter and never looked back.
The Wolves erupted for a 41% 3 point shooting performance. They also forced the Spurs into 18 turnovers while committing 12. The Wolves got a very efficient offensive performance from Derrick Williams, who finished 7-15 for 21 points. Even with Nikola Pekovic out for the season finale, the Wolves out rebounded the Spurs 45-40.
The Wolves had 6 players in double figures, Chase Budinger netted 15 points while Greg Stiemsma and Ricky Rubio each finished with 12 points. JJ Berea and Dante Cunningham each had 10.
The Spurs, the 2 seed in the West, opted to sit their starters and Manu Ginobili in the second quarter. The best thing on the night for the Spurs was seeing Manu on the floor before the first round of the playoffs.
As I’ve heard John Gordon say many times, “that is all, that is all. There is no more. For all of you listening and I know there are many. That is all, that is all.” Thank you Wolves fans.