The Wolves won a little more than half their games last season by 10 points or more (25 of 47).
That's a decent number, but they also played 45 games decided by nine points or less — going 22-23.
Since Robert Covington and Dario Saric arrived in the trade for Jimmy Butler, six of the Wolves' eight wins (75 percent) have come via double digits — including the past two, even though the Wolves trailed by double digits at one point on both games.
That's a small sample size that came during one of the most favorable stretches on the Wolves schedule this year (10 of 12 at home, plus two easy road opponents), but it's still interesting.
The Wolves beat Portland, San Antonio, Houston and Charlotte — four potential playoff teams — by an average of 21 points during that stretch.
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