Greetings. Youngblood here. I was at practice today, but Jerry will be back for tomorrow's game.

The Wolves mixed it up today. They practiced on the main court at Target Center rather than in the practice facility. The reason? Practice was open for season-ticket holders, though it wasn't open for us lowly media. Afterward coach Kurt Rambis talked about Sunday's victory and the upcoming game against the Lakers.

Golden State? Rambis loved the way the team executed on offense for much of the game, but was disappointed the Wolves let the Warriors back in the game after stretching the lead to 17 in the fourth quarter. He said the Wolves panicked on several occasions.

That is what's going to happen to a team that continues to turn the ball over like the Wolves do. "But we got enough stops, and at a critical juncture of the ball game we were able to make a couple free throws, then get another stop," Rambis said. "It was good to see that part of it. I wish we'd been able to maintain the lead we'd built up, because we'd done so many good things, both offensively and defensively. We did good things. But we allowed them back in the game."

It all comes down to ball movement, Rambis said. And that's nothing new. We've heard that all season. But it's true, when the Wolves pass the ball to the open man, reverse the ball regularly, they get good shots.

 

Other items:

--Rookie Wes Johnson talked about his recent stretch of good play and his relationship with Kobe Bryant. The two share an agent and Bryant has become something of a mentor to Johnson. I'll write more about that tomorrow. But know this: Wes learned early on not to try to talk any trash to Bryant.

--Shooting guard Martell Webster (back) practiced again but remains questionable for the game. He has missed three straight.

--Tomorrow will be a big game for Kevin Love. The last time the two teams played Lamar Odom held Love scoreless and to just 7 rebounds. Love  has had a double-double in every game since.

That's about it for now. Have a good day.