Friday, December 21, 2007

Worst team ever?

The Worst Team Ever. That was the title of a front page article in the Star Tribune today. Well, that just makes wins that much sweeter. The Timberwolves win against the Pacers 131 to 118 was one of the funnest games I've ever watched. Just look at the stats: both Jefferson (29 points, 13 rebounds) and Telfair (27 points, 11 assists) with double doubles, Walker with 23 points, Gomes 16, Smith and Green with 12, and Brewer with 10. The Pacers outscored the Wolves 40 to 20 in the first quarter, but the Wolves came back in the second quarter to outscore the Pacers 40 to 15.

Sure, the T-wolves are the worst team in the NBA with only 4 wins and 21 loses, but you just never know what is going to happen. Near wins don't count, but a win against Phoenix does count. I'll be the first person to admit that it gets pretty depressing watching them lose so many near wins. But in the end who cares. Although it is hard to think about guys making millions as underdogs, it is fun to cheer for the underdog. Perhaps there will be good news out of a poor season for the Timberwolves: nice picks in the draft or maybe someone will lose their job? You just never know.


bionicjones said...

But what's a guy gotta do to get fired around here? I'd love it if McHale got the boot the minute after the Celtics win the championship....

Kathie Smith said...

The pessimist in me says it will take more than just one cruddy season for McHale to get fired. Unfortunately. The other real head-scratcher is why they signed a contract with Randy Wittman with his performance after taking over for Casey.

Are you going to the Celtics game?