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On The Prowl:
Eric Page is puzzled by the Timberwolves struggles.
Quote of the Week
From Eric Page of On the Prowl:
What I see is a team wildly inconsistent on the defensive end that seems mentally incapable of winning close games. I see a team that has regressed under Thibodeau in ways we all expected it to make progress. I see a timid Kris Dunn (although improving) and an at times confused Karl-Anthony Towns. I see a coach who doesn’t trust his bench (partly for good reason) burning out his starters too early in games. I see guys trying to play hero ball to stop runs but more often fueling opponents’ momentum by turning the ball over or missing shots that trigger transition. And during the fourth quarter of Sunday’s loss to the Warriors, I saw a team defeated well before the game was over.
Mhm. You, my friend, are echoing my lament about this team all season. The Timberwolves appear surprised–too excited, you could argue–when they retake leads, causing them to fall behind and lose games by a close margin.