Kevin Love makes City Pages blogger look like a fool [VIDEO]
With 10 seconds left in last night's season-opening tilt, it sure looked like the hometown Timberwolves were headed for a disappointing defeat.
After leading for basically the entire game, the T-Wolves let a team widely expected to be one of the worst in the NBA, the Orlando Magic, surge past them in the final minutes, and following a number of empty offensive trips, they trailed 103-100 and needed a something akin to a miracle just to force overtime.
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That state of affairs, combined with coach Rick Adelman's curious lineup choices (no minutes for Derrick Williams? A third-quarter lineup where turn-your-frown-upside-down Alexey Shved was the best offensive option?), led yours truly to offer up this tweet:
This loss is on Adleman. He trotted out some baffling lineups in second half. #twolves-- Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) October 31, 2013
And then this happened:
The Wolves, led by K-Love's 31 points and 17 rebounds, went on to win 120-115 in overtime. Instead of suffering a disappointing loss, K-Love and company sent the Wolves faithful home happy and are now on pace to go 82-0.
Yes, I'm a traumatized diehard Minnesota sports fan, but even with that being said, I should've had more faith. After all, last night wasn't the first time K-Love treated Wolves Nation to some last-second heroics:
The Wolves put their undefeated record on the line tomorrow night at the Target Center against Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder. This time, if they're trailing in the final seconds, I'll be sure to wait until the horn sounds to publish that tweet blaming someone for the loss.
-- Follow Aaron Rupar on Twitter at @atrupar. Got a tip? Drop him a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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