Minnesota Timberwolves Lose Another Large Lead to the Thunder

December 9th, 2010 by Joseph Fafinski Leave a reply »
It has become a theme in Minneapolis for some time now: the Wolves start off huge and get everyone excited about their potential, then they give it up.

Last night was no different. Playing without Darko Milicic and Anthony Tolliver didn't seem like it was that big of a struggle early, as the Wolves shot 76 percent and led 40-22. At half they led by 11. Three quarters in they led by just two.

Kevin Love and Michael Beasley continue to play well, but the weakness of guard play continues to be exploited whenever the Wolves play a team that has tough guards, and the Thunder have Russell Westbrook and Thabo Sefalosha, two young guards who produced last night.

Love posted his consecutive double-double, a category that he leads the league in. He recorded 22 points and 21 rebounds, struggling later in the game after having 13 and eight in the first quarter alone.

Beasley led the team with 26 points, and Montenegrin center Nikola Pekovic had his best game of the season with 15 points. Corey Brewer chipped in 13, and interestingly enough the Wolves outscored the Thunder by 14 when he was on the floor.

With the score 104-103 in favor ...

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