OK, so what's left to say after the Wolves surrendered a 20-0 run that took them from nine points ahead with 7:14 left before halftime to 11 down just before halftime and lost their 14th straight, their 20th in the last 21?

Heck, even the Nets won tonight, beating Sacramento at home.

The Wolves committed six of their 16 turnovers in the final seven-plus minutes of the first half, a stretch that pretty much told the whole story of their season: Darko travels. Corey Brewer throws a bad pass (one of his 4 TOs), Jonny Flynn throws one and then misses a layup. Ramon Sessions throws another one away and a pass slips through Brewer's fingers and goes out of bounds before he throws one more bad pass.

Yikes.

I asked Kurt Rambis afterward if he sees any growth in his team's composure after a stretch like that.

"Well," he said. "When it's like that, no."

You look at the schedule and the way the Wolves collectively are crossing the days off the calendar one big X by another and wonder when they'll win again.

Wednesday against the Kings?

Golden State on April 7?

Detroit in the season finale April 14?

Here are their remaining four road games: Orlando Friday, Oklahoma City, New Orleans, San Antonio.

The franchise record for fewest victories, btw, is that 15-67 season their third season in existence.

That was when Jimmy Rodgers was coach and the Wolves by finished with the league's worst record -- six fewer victories than 21-61 Orlando -- and still ended up picking Christian Laettner third after Shaquille O'Neal and Alonzo Mourning went 1-2.

The Wolves now own two of the three longest losing streaks in the league this season.

The Nets, of course, own the longest, that season-opening 18-gamer.

The Wolves lost 15 straight after beating the Nets by a bucket on opening night and now are back at 14, one more than Washington's current 13-game streak.

The Pistons also lost 13 consecutive games this season.

The Wolves flew to Orlando after tonight's game and will practice there about noon Thursday before Friday night's game there.

The Magic might be stinging still from tonight's last-second loss -- well, last one-tenth of a second loss: Atlanta's Josh Smith beat 'em with a SportsCenter one-handed, putback dunk at the buzzer of a Joe Johnson miss.

 

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