Minnesota will be facing the playoff-bound Denver squad. They're currently the 6th seed in the West. They play Wednesday vs. the Thunder and Thursday vs. the TWolves. They can't go any higher than the sixth seed, but there's a chance if they lose these next two games they could fall to the 7th or potentially the 8th seed.
The Timberwolves are 26-39 this season, 13-19 at home and 1-9 in their last 10 games. The Nuggets are 36-28 this year, 16-15 on the road and 7-3 in their last 10 games.
Let's take a look at each team's last five games...
4/22 vs. Warriors, 88-93L
4/19 @Pistons, 91-80W
4/17 vs. Grizzlies, 84-91L
4/16 @Pacers, 88-111L
4/14 vs. Thunder, 110-115L
4/22 vs. Magic, 101-74W
4/21 @Suns, 118-107W
4/18 vs. Clippers, 98-104L
4/16 @Rockets, 105-102W
The ultimate message from J.J. was that there were too many guys on this team that don't care about losing, you aren't competing and don't get angry about the losses. Adelman backed him up when asked about his comments the following day, saying: Guys should get angry!
Can they go off on the right tune? Or do we get to head into the offseason on another loss and more disappointment for Minnesota sports?
Let's get a look at who the probable starters will be for this season finale...
J.J. Barea: 11.1ppg, 5.7apg, 0.5spg
Martell Webster: 6.8ppg, 3.6rpg, 0.7spg
Wesley Johnson: 6.0ppg, 2.8rpg, 0.7bpg
Anthony Randolph: 7.4ppg, 3.7rpg, 1.0bpg
Nikola Pekovic: 13.8ppg, 7.3rpg, 0.7bpg
Ty Lawson: 16.3ppg, 6.7apg, 1.3spg
Arron Afflalo: 15.2ppg, 2.4apg, 3.1rpg
Danilo Gallinari: 14.6ppg, 4.7rpg, 1.0spg
Kenneth Faried: 10.1ppg, 7.6rpg, 1.1bpg
Kosta Koufos: 5.5ppg, 5.3rpg, 0.9bpg
I'm going to Thursday's game at the Target Center. I'll be going to a pre-game reception where David Kahn will speak, so if you follow us on Twitter (@HOWL_MnTWolves) you can get those updates!
Tipoff is set for 7pmCT and because I'll be at the game, I may not have the recap until later this weekend! Lastly, if you haven't heard already, we've got a new site! It's all about the WNBA's Minnesota Lynx. We've dubbed it: GROWL! A MnLynx Basketball Site! Here's that URL: www.mnlynx.weebly.com Once the TWolves season is over, we'll have more content there!
That's all for now, thanks for reading HOWL and GO WOLVES!