Mar 9, 2014; Dallas, TX, USA; Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki (41) celebrates late in the fourth quarter after his team made a three point basket against the Indiana Pacers at American Airlines Center. The Mavs beat the Pacers 105-94. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Alas, the playoff dreams are dead: a look at the remaining schedule

Well, we’re there.

It’s all over. For real this time. Let’s look through the remaining schedules of the Wolves and the three teams directly ahead of them in the standings.

Dallas Mavericks

Wins (10): @ Utah, Boston, Denver, Brooklyn, Sacramento, Golden State, @ Sacramento, @ Utah, Phoenix, @ Memphis

Losses (8): @ Golden State, @ Oklahoma City, Minnesota, Oklahoma City, L.A. Clippers, @ L.A. Clippers, @ L.A. Lakers (B2B), San Antonio

Final Record: 48-34

Phoenix Suns

Wins (10): Cleveland, @ Boston, Orlando, Detroit, @ Washington, Knicks, @ L.A. Lakers, @ New Orleans, Memphis, @ Sacramento

Losses (10): @ L.A. Clippers, @ Toronto, @ Brooklyn (B2B), @ Minnesota, @ Atlanta (B2B), L.A. Clippers, @ Portland, Oklahoma City, @ San Antonio, @ Dallas (B2B)

Final Record: 46-36

Memphis Grizzlies

Wins (9): Portland, @ Philadelphia (B2B), Utah, Minnesota, @ Utah, @ Minnesota, Denver, Philadelphia, @ L.A. Lakers

Losses (11): @ New Orleans (B2B), @ Toronto, @ Miami, Indiana (B2B), @ Golden State, @ Portland, @ Denver (B2B), @ San Antonio, Miami, @ Phoenix, Dallas

Final Record: 45-37

Minnesota Timberwolves

Wins (11): Milwaukee, @ Charlotte, Sacramento, @ Dallas, Phoenix, Atlanta, L.A. Lakers, @ Brooklyn, @ Orlando (B2B), @ Sacramento, Utah

Losses (9): @ Houston (B2B), @ Memphis (B2B), L.A. Clippers, Memphis, @ Miami, San Antonio, Chicago (B2B), Houston, @ Golden State (B2B)

Final Record: 42-40

Alas, 42 wins won’t be near enough for the Wolves to get into the playoffs this season. It’ll leave them somewhere around 4-6 games out of the eighth spot, in all likelihood, and they won’t even catch the #9 spot.

Of course, this will probably keep the Wolves’ low lottery pick in Minnesota this season, which is the only, albeit depressing, positive spin that can be put on the season.

We’ll have plenty more thoughts on what this disappointing season means for the upcoming summer and the future of the team’s star players. There really is a lot to unpack, but let’s see how the final month unfolds before we right a detailed obituary.

Next Timberwolves Game Full schedule »
Friday, Oct 2424 Oct7:00at Chicago BullsBuy Tickets

Tags: Minnesota Timberwolves NBA News Nba Playoffs

comments powered by Disqus