Keys to the Wolf Den: Minnesota Sick of Home or Road Woes

January 6th, 2010 by Matthew Hayden Leave a reply »
Looking back on the Minnesota Timberwolves, I come across something that's sorta enlightening and disturbing.

The Minnesota Timberwolves play the same way on the road, and at home.

Although it's just a small sample for this season, where the Wolves have only won seven games, last season was completely different.

Last season the Minnesota Timberwolves won 24 games total, and 13 of them came on the road, one more than at home.

Certain NBA teams have a huge reputation of playing at home at the highest level of intensity, and even bottom dwellers can compete with the best NBA teams. The Sacramento Kings, the Portland Trailblazers, and the Cleveland Cavaliers are notoriously known for winning at home, using the crowd's energy and intensity to win ball games.

The Minnesota Timberwolves although have won only seven games, they have defeated the Denver Nuggets, the New Jersey Nets and the Utah Jazz on the road. At home, they've defeaten the Washington Wizards, the Sacramento Kings, the New Jersey Nets and the Utah Jazz.

To put everything in perspective, the Wolves can win tough games against tough teams in their respec ...

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