Year-Round News & Updates on the Minnesota Timberwolves
The Timberwolves wrapped up the 2012 Preseason with a win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday. They finish with a record of 5-2 and hopefully some of that momentum will carry over into the regular season. The TWolves season opener is Nov. 2nd vs. the Sacramento Kings at the Target Center.
Today we're taking a look at the team's preseason stats...
The Timberwolves were the best defensive team in the preseason, holding opponents to just 80.9ppg. The #2 defense in the preseason was the Chicago Bulls who held opponents to 87.1ppg.
The Timberwolves also held opponents to a NBA-wide preseason-low in field-goal percentage at 38%. The Dallas Mavericks held opponents to the second-lowest field-goal percentage at 40%.
Here's a full rundown of where Minnesota ranked League-wide, as well as where Minnesota's opponents ranked. For opponents: points per game, field-goal percentage, three-point percentage, free-throw percentage, assists per game, rebounds per game, blocks per game and steals per game; are ranked as #1 being the lowest number and #30 being the highest number. For opponents: fouls per game and turnovers per game; they're ranked as #1 being the highest number and #30 being the lowest number. For Minnesota, a high rank in: points per game, field-goal percentage, three-point percentage, free-throw percentage, assists per game, rebounds per game, blocks per game and steals per game; is better. For Minnesota, a low-rank in: turnovers per game and fouls per game; is better. Hopefully all of that makes sense...
Granted, it's only the preseason but we saw some very good things from the Minnesota Timberwolves this preseason. If Minnesota's defense was any indication of how the regular season will go, the TWolves are likely to have a Top 5 defense in the NBA.
That's all for now, thanks for reading HOWL and GO WOLVES!
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