• Interesting quote from the Wolves' Andrew Wiggins about the Wolves' defense and Zach LaVine after their 99-94 comeback win at Chicago on Tuesday: "Everybody was playing defense. Even Zach got a block at the end of the game."
• If the death of former Vikings offensive coordinator Bob Schnelker this week didn't send you scurrying to YouTube for the Jerry Burns rant, are you really a Vikings fan?
The Wild has a chance to create some separation in the Central Division standings when it plays at Nashville on Thursday. 7 p.m., FSN.
"Playing defense every night is boring, hard work. That boring, hard work wins games. So the question really is: How do you compel young highlight-reel offensive players to embrace boredom as a positive virtue in their particular line of work?"
"ryannolan" commenting on startribune.com.
"Blake Bortles on having interceptions returned for touchdowns past three games against Texans: 'I've gotta be a better tackler.'"