Postgame: Wolves have a winning streak
- Blog Post by: Kent Youngblood
- April 3, 2013 - 10:55 PM
Let the Adelman talk commence.
Wednesday’s victory in Milwaukee gave the Wolves their first winning streak since Dec. 15 and gave coach Rick Adelman his 999th career NBA victory.
Friday’s game with Toronto will be the first crack at 1,000, something many of the players in the locker room were talking about.
“Everybody is thinking about it,” center Nikola Pekovic said. “And I know we’ll all be honored to be a part of that.”
J.J. Barea said the prospects looked good for getting Adelman his 1,000th this season, something that couldn’t be said a few weeks ago.
But the Wolves are starting to play very well. They won their third straight road game for the first time this season and have won five of their last eight overall.
Here are some impressions of tonight’s game:
--What makes Pekovic’s 27 points tonight so impressive is that he did it against Larry Sanders. Not that Sanders is an All Star. But he is the kind of long player that sometimes gives Pekovic problems. Pek was very, very good again tonight. He had eight points in the first quarter, seven in the second, eight in the third and four in the fourth. That is consistency.
--Ricky Rubio had never hit more than two three-pointers in a game before. Then, tonight, he hits his first five. Rubio is 9-for-14 from three-point range his last six games.
--This team is really playing unselfish basketball. The Wolves got a season-high 33 assists tonight, and every one of the 10 Wolves who played got at least one. Eight had multiple assists.
--The Wolves’ 61.5 shooting percentage on three-pointers (8-for-13) was a season high.
That’s about all for now. Have a good night.
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