• The franchise's worst season start is 1-15, and that 15-game losing streak now is one away from tying the franchise record for longest ever after losses to the L.A. Clippers 91-87 on Monday, Denver 124-111 on Wednesday and Phoenix 120-95 in a rare late home game on Friday.
STAR TRIBUNE'S STAR OF THE WEEK
Al Jefferson, forward: Corey Brewer was on his way to the weekly honor until that 1-for-11 Friday night, but Jefferson put up a throwback week, with two double-doubles and a 20-point Friday night.
THIS WEEK: Four games
Sunday: at Denver, 7 p.m. Wednesday: vs. Memphis, 7 p.m. Friday: at New Orleans, 7 p.m. Saturday: vs. Utah, 7 p.m.
The week begins with the second game against the Nuggets in four days and continues with a visit Wednesday from the Grizzlies. If that 15-game losing streak doesn't end there, then when?
"No, that's not happening." — Wolves coach Kurt Rambis, when asked whether mentor Phil Jackson still is texting him, as he did early this season, to say Wolves players were executing the triangle offense better than Jackson's Los Angeles Lakers.