Seems all I do is cover Wolves victories.
But tonight’s come-from-behind victory was a lot of fun to watch. It was also the first time the Wolves had rallied from a double-digit fourth-quarter deficit to win a game in nearly 27 months. Ricky Rubio was very good in his first home game back at Target Center since spraining his left ankle months ago. But this one was a team effort. The comeback was started with Rubio on the bench.
But it was Rubio who helped finish it.
Here are some observations on the game:
--This was Kevin Martin’s 80th career game with 30 or more points, his fourth this season. He was very, very good, with some key three-pointers in an otherwise difficult third quarter.
--Thad Young really came to play in the fourth quarter when he was part of a group – Gorgui Dieng was another key cog – that helped the Wolves finally control the boards. Young finished with 16 points and is averaging 17.2 points on 48.4-percent shooting over his last 11 games.
--Dieng had the first four points of that fourth-quarter comeback and he finished with 13 points on 4-for-5 shooting and nine rebounds. He had seven points, six rebounds and a block in the fourth quarter.
--The Wolves have won two of their last three home games after losing 10 straight.
--Tonight was just the fifth time this season the Wolves have shot better than 50 percent.
That’s about all for now. I’ll get back to you after tomorrow’s practice.