Chart: Games that got away from Wolves

  • Updated: January 1, 2014 - 12:32 AM

A FEW THAT GOT AWAY

The Wolves, still hovering around .500, have had a number of games this season when listless play cost them a victory. Here are a few of the more glaring:

Nov. 4 at Cleveland: The night after a win against the Knicks in New York pushed their record to 3-0, the Wolves went to Cleveland and fell behind the Cavaliers by 23 points midway through the third quarter. A spirited rally came up just short when Kevin Love missed a potential game-winning three-pointer with 2 seconds left in a 93-92 loss.

Nov. 19 at Washington: Minnesota led by 16 points in the first half and by 13 at halftime but was outscored 30-18 in the third quarter. Martell Webster hit a three-pointer with 42.9 seconds left in the game to give the Wizards the lead for good.

Dec. 16 at Boston: The Wolves, playing a team they had trounced the month before, missed 11 free throws and 21 three-point shots in a 101-97 loss. Ahead by two with 3:48 left, the Wolves allowed the Celtics to go on a 10-2 run.

Dec. 22 at L.A. Clippers: Leading by five points with 89 seconds left in regulation, and by four with 18 seconds left, the Wolves turned the ball over with 8 seconds left and allowed the Clippers the game-tying dunk that forced overtime, where the Wolves lost 120-116.

Monday vs. Dallas: With another chance to move above. 500, the Wolves allowed Dallas to shoot 60 percent and score 34 points in the paint while building a 19-point halftime lead. The Lynx stormed back to take a three-point lead in the fourth quarter, but Mavericks forward Shawn Marion hit two wide-open three-pointers to give Dallas the lead for good.

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Pittsburgh - LP: F. Liriano 0 FINAL
Cincinnati - WP: J. Cueto 4
Tampa Bay - LP: J. Odorizzi 0 FINAL
Baltimore - WP: M. Gonzalez 3
Chicago Cubs - LP: J. Hammel 0 FINAL
NY Yankees - WP: M. Tanaka 3
St. Louis - LP: J. Kelly 1 FINAL
Milwaukee - WP: W. Peralta 5
NY Mets - WP: D. Gee 5 FINAL
Arizona - LP: B. McCarthy 2
Atlanta 0 Top 1st Inning
Philadelphia 0
Chicago Cubs 0 Top 1st Inning
NY Yankees 0
Cleveland 0 Top 1st Inning
Detroit 0
Washington - T. Roark 6:10 PM
Miami - J. Fernandez
Seattle - F. Hernandez 7:05 PM
Texas - Y. Darvish
Boston - C. Buchholz 7:10 PM
Chicago WSox - J. Danks
Kansas City - J. Guthrie 7:10 PM
Houston - D. Keuchel
Toronto 0 Postponed
Minnesota 0
Oakland - T. Milone 9:05 PM
LA Angels - T. Skaggs
Colorado - J. De La Rosa 9:10 PM
San Diego - A. Cashner
Los Angeles - P. Maholm 9:15 PM
San Francisco - R. Vogelsong
Chicago 6:00 PM
Charlotte
Indiana 6:00 PM
Orlando
Atlanta 7:00 PM
Milwaukee
Dallas 7:00 PM
Memphis
Detroit 7:00 PM
Oklahoma City
Houston 7:00 PM
New Orleans
LA Lakers 7:00 PM
San Antonio
Brooklyn 7:00 PM
Cleveland
Philadelphia 7:00 PM
Miami
Utah 7:00 PM
Minnesota
Washington 7:00 PM
Boston
Toronto 7:00 PM
New York
Golden State 9:30 PM
Denver
LA Clippers 9:30 PM
Portland
Phoenix 9:30 PM
Sacramento
Montreal 6:00 PM
Tampa Bay
Columbus 6:30 PM
Pittsburgh
Dallas 9:00 PM
Anaheim
Philadelphia 6:30 PM
Red Bull New York
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