Young stars Andrew Wiggins, Karl-Anthony Towns and Zach LaVine each scored during a 20-3 run to kick off the Timberwolves season Wednesday night in Memphis. The hot start riled up Wolves fans eager to celebrate the franchise’s resurgence.
The excitement didn’t last long. The Wolves squandered the large lead by the end of the first quarter and led by only three points, 32-29. They would eventually fall behind late in the fourth quarter and lose 102-98.
The emotional roller coaster led to some fiery and entertaining tweets:
Timberwolves next game is Saturday in Sacramento's new arena. If Woofs play as in opener, the place will need an early fumigation.— Patrick Reusse (@1500ESPN_Reusse) October 27, 2016
Same crappy Wolves— Paul Lambert (@MeatSauce1) October 27, 2016
1) Disappointing #Twolves opener, especially after getting off to great start. Disappointed to see too many things from last year...— Trevor Peterson (@TrevsTakes) October 27, 2016
#Twolves, like Dippin Dots, remain OF THE FUTURE.— David Brauer (@dbrauer) October 27, 2016
Weren't the #twolves supposed to be good this year?— Ty Schrupp (@tyschrupp05) October 27, 2016
Wolves usually win the opener... I'll take this as a good omen... #Twolves— Patrick Larson (@PLarson08) October 27, 2016
@MeatSauce1 there's always next year.— Mark Waschbusch (@MarkWaschbusch) October 27, 2016
The Wolves led by 17 and are going to lose. Woof...— Tyler Mason (@tylermason21) October 27, 2016
That was troubling. https://t.co/CoD5xEoFqx— Justin Gaard (@jgkfan) October 27, 2016
Lol at #twolves fans melting down already— Donny (@DTE3) October 27, 2016
Looks like the #twolves are much improved. When did our first moral victory come last season?— MyLittleBloggie (@MyLittleBloggie) October 27, 2016
#TWolves will bounce back, they should some bite right, still need more help from our bench.— Yinka Ayinde (@Saxyprince) October 27, 2016