Rick Adelman’s post game comments seemed more pointed than usual last night.
From Jerry Zgoda’s recap at the Star Tribune…
When it was all over and they had carefully selected their words in attempts to ease their frustration without lightening their wallets, the Timberwolves lamented Monday’s 100-98 home loss to Dallas both because of their astoundingly uneven performance and Kevin Love’s still presumably incomplete superstar status.
Afterward, the Wolves discussed both how they lacked urgency in a game they had every reason to win and how they were wronged by no whistle when the game was on the line and the ball was in the hands of their star who had already delivered another 36-point night.
While Marion sat in the Dallas locker room, chuckling and saying he committed no foul, Wolves coach Rick Adelman expressed his exasperation.
“He got fouled,” Adelman said. “I wonder what that would have been if [Dallas star Dirk]Nowitzki, LeBron James, all the top players in the league … A guy reaches on a last-second shot like that instead of challenging it. Maybe they don’t understand Kevin is one of the top five players in this league.”
Long after the final horn, Love was asked if he had been fouled. “You saw the replay,” he said.
Then he was asked about Adelman’s comments.
“Of course I agree,” Love said. “I’m the type of person that if you see a foul — an obvious foul — you call it. I thought that was pretty, pretty obvious. Just look at the replay: Without saying too much, you look at the replay and it was obvious he got arm. I didn’t know how to react. I couldn’t, I wasn’t going to yell at him. That wasn’t going to do anything.
“I just walked off the court, just tried to keep my head up.”