Nuggets’ Huge Loss to Timberwolves Should Be a Learning Experience

December 1st, 2009 by Rich Kurtzman Leave a reply »

One of the most unimaginable things happened in sports last night.

The Northwest Division-leading Nuggets (12-5) lost to the cellar-dwelling Timberwolves (2-15), a team that had previously won only a single game—their season opener.

Since then, the bunch of players that only resembles an NBA team in Minnesota lost 15 straight games, including a 124-111 drubbing by Denver only five days ago.

Much was different for Minnesota Sunday, as the T’Wolves hung tough throughout the entire game, even after Carmelo Anthony scored 19 in the first quarter and the Nuggets were up 40-25.

George Karl put in the second unit for almost the entire second quarter, with four backups (Smith, Andersen, Lawson, and Graham) and either Kenyon Martin or Nene. While the backups didn’t do horribly, playing Melo for even four minutes could have made the game a runaway before half.

The other problem with playing the B-squad for the total second period was that it sent the wrong message to the whole team.

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