Your personal rewind on the best and worst happenings across a packed week of Minnesota Timberwolves basketball.
It was a dramatic week down in down in Wolves world.
By the end of the four-game power rankings week the Timberwolves had won two and lost two, taking their overall record to 43-33. That has them sitting seventh in a constantly changing Western Conference … for now.
The fun began in New York as the Wolves looked to capitalize on an underwhelming Knicks unit. Despite a few scares, Minnesota did walk away with a 108-104 victory.
Next up was a big game against Philadelphia, but this time the joy wasn’t going the good guy’s way. The 76ers were dominant and aside from a late end-of-bench run, Minnesota showed little fight and eventually fell 120-108.
Things were meant to get easier when the tanking Memphis Grizzlies rolled into town for the third game of the power rankings stretch, but … they didn’t. In fact, things got ugly in Target Center as the carnage from Philadelphia spilled over into a must-win game. The disaster ended with a score of 101-93 in favor of the Grizzlies.
Being a Timberwolves fan seemed pretty somber at that point, but it got touch rosier when the Timberwolves took care of business at home against the Atlanta Hawks.
Including a franchise night for the Twin Cities’ franchise player, check out every mouth-watering moment of his 56 point outburst below:
The Timberwolves importantly won the game, but it was overshadowed by perhaps the greatest single game performance Minnesota basketball has ever seen.
Let’s see who else helped and hurt the team this week…
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