The Timberwolves don't play again until Thursday, but several of the key teams in the West have big matchups Tuesday and Wednesday. Wolves fans will be Pacers fans on Tuesday when Indiana faces Denver in a game that could give Minnesota some breathing room.
Speaking of which, TNT has a pair of games Tuesday that have Western Conference playoff implications. It's Warriors vs. Thunder (7 p.m.) followed by Spurs at Clippers (9:30 p.m.).
"The kiss of death for any MN team is the national publicity. When the Wolves started strong, NBA talking heads started bumping them as a top 4 Western Conference team and then ka-boom, almost like clockwork something happens to bring them back down to earth."
"G0ldGopher" commenting on startribune.com.
"Well, that was fun."
— Former Wolves guard Ricky Rubio with a simple but effective tweet after the Jazz routed the Wolves on Sunday.