Jerry Zgoda missed the entire Kevin Garnett era, but he's back covering the Timberwolves after working the beat for their first four seasons two decades ago. In between, he covered a bit of everything: Gopher men's and women's basketball and NCAA athletics, golf, outdoor recreation, sports media and a little Vikings and Twins.

Blog: Too many missed shots for Wolves

Posted by: Kent Youngblood under Wolves postgame Updated: March 10, 2013 - 9:45 PM

 At halftime of the Wolves' game with Dallas Sunday at Target Center a fan won himself $1,000 worth of scratch-off lottery tickets by making a three-point shot.

Perhaps the Wolves should have signed him to a 10-day contract on the spot.

Because the team's bad shooting continued in a one-sided loss to the Mavericks. The Wolves shot 36.4 percent overall -- the fourth time in seven games the Wolves have been under 40 percent -- and made just two of 18 three-point attempts.

It broke down like this:

Mickael Gelabale was 0-for-2

Derrick Williams was 0-for-2

Luke Ridnour was 1-for-3

Ricky Rubio was 1-for-4

J.J. Barea was 0-for-3

and Alexey Shved was 0-for-4.

 

Afterward coach Rick Adelman said the team will have to look at the team's shooting woes as it looks forward to next season. This isn't all about the injuries, either. The Wolves weren't hitting three-pointers when Kevin Love was playing, either. 

Here are some other thoughts after Sunday's game:

--What has happened to Shved? He was 0-for-7 tonight. He is 9-for-43 in his last six games, 2-for-20 on three-pointers.

--Gelebale and center Greg Stiemsma were the only two Wolves players to shoot 50 percent or better; Stiemsma was two rebounds away from a double-double and Gelabale scored 13 points on 6-for-10 shooting. 

--It continues to be painful to watch Derrick Williams finish around the rim. He is far more dangerous from 15 feet away from the basket than he is three feet away.

--Vince Carter turned the clock back a little Sunday. He scored a game-high 22 points off the Dallas bench, hitting eight of 15 shots and four of five three-pointers.

--Rubio's five assists was his lowest total in 12 games, thanks mainly to poor shooting by his teammates.

 

That's about it for now. I'll get back to you after Tuesday's morning shoot.

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