The Minnesota Timberwolves have officially notched their second 11-game losing streak of the season after losing the LA Clippers on Saturday afternoon.
The Minnesota Timberwolves had four days off since their deflating, historical loss to the Sacramento Kings on Monday night. It didn't matter.
For the second time this season, the Wolves have lost 11 games in a row. It's stunning, really.
For most of this skid, Minnesota has been competitive. They trailed nearly wire-to-wire in this matchup, however, and it never really felt as though they were mounting a serious threat to the Clippers, who now sit at 34-15 and are tied with Denver for the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference.
The Clippers scored at will for the first three quarters, heading into the final frame with 98 points already on the board. The Wolves' defense continued to be awful, and the rebounding scuffled as well. Ultimately, LA out-boarded the Wolves by a 50-44 margin, but the Clippers grabbed 12 offensive rebounds throughout the game, many of them resulting in key second-chance points.
Outside of Karl-Anthony Towns, nobody on the Wolves reached double-figures in scoring until midway through the third quarter. Towns was solid throughout, but it was once again a one-man show for Minnesota.
Next up is another winnable game against the Kings in Sacramento on Monday night.
The Wolves didn't get much from anyone else. Outside of Okogie's 13, the Wolves had seven points from Kelan Martin, five from Gorgui Dieng, four from Jordan McLaughlin, and two each from Jordan Bell and Keita Bates-Diop.
The Wolves head up the coast to Sacramento to play the Kings for the second time in a week. Tip-off is on Monday at 9 p.m. CT.