Greetings for the final time tonight.
Too bad this wasn't the game that wasn't televised locally. Fans would have enjoyed watching Monday's game a lot more.
Wolves coach Rick Adelman wasn't very happy about this one. He came to the podium and had a litany of things his team did that irritated him. In no particular order:
1. Lack of ball movement. Adelman thought the players were trying to get themselves going, not their teammates. "We had, at halftime, nine assists," he said. "And Ricky (Rubio) had eight of them. It makes no sense to me."
2. Lack of intensity to start the game. Adelman said he sensed a lax attitude with the team during the morning shoot.
6. Did I mention turnovers? Adelman has been hammering at this all season, and he did it again tonight.
I'm betting, with one more home game before a three-games-in-three-nights stretch kicks off, that Adelman will work them hard in practice tomorrow.
Some other thoughts:
--Wes Johnson looked to have broken through a bit Monday. But he was 0-for-5 Wednesday with only three rebounds to his credit.
--In my opinion, Michael Beasley (5-for-15) has to do more to get his teammates involved rather than forcing shots. Especially early.
--How many bunnies can Darko! miss? Five tonight.
--Adelman said he and his staff have to do a better job of getting Kevin Love and Michael Beasley the ball closer to the basket.
That's about it for now. I'll get back to you after practice tomorrow.