Game 1 Victory: 4 Thoughts & Game 2 Preview

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The Minnesota Timberwolves are leading a playoff series. No, this is not fan fiction or some weird fever dream, this is real life for the 2022 Wolves. I spent the past week on vacation, arriving to my destination just before the play-in game. My worst (basketball-related) nightmare was that the Wolves would lose both play-in games while I was gone, and I would come back to the offseason. Well, not only did that not happen, but I returned home just in time to watch them stun Memphis 130–117 in game 1 of the playoffs on their home court. We need to talk about the win, and what’s coming next!

Down Goes Denver: 5 Thoughts on a Sweet Win

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A professional win completed professionally by the professional basketball team from the great “City of Minnesota.” The Wolves talked their trash, to be sure, but only when they knew for certain it would be backed up.

5 Thoughts on a Wolves Blowout and the Joy of a Good Team

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A glance at the final score might shock Wolves fans that watched their win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday night. 37 points was the difference! It certainly did not SEEM like the Wolves were routing them that terribly throughout the game as Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored anytime he wanted and Tre Mann launched 3’s without a 2nd thought. But the Wolves just continued to play their brand of basketball and relied on their superior depth to run away with it. Here are 5 thoughts on a Wolves rout in Oklahoma.

Wolves All Star Break Check-In

Before the start of the 21–22 NBA season I made some predictions for certain things I thought would or would not happen for the Timberwolves. Some were positive yet realistic, some were negative, and some were way out in left field. Either way, the All Star break seems like a good time to check in on each of those predictions and see how I did!

5 Thoughts on a Wild, Wacky, Weird, Wolves Win

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Whatever adjective you would like to apply to Monday night’s Wolves win over the Boston Celtics is probably appropriate. Chaotic? Absolutely. Unnerving? You betcha. Glorious? Without a doubt. One of the most fun Wolves wins of the season came on the backs of The Big Three: Jaylen Nowell, Nathan Knight, and Greg Monroe. It also came at the expense of the Boston Celtics (who were also quite shorthanded) which is always an added bonus because it riles up one of the most passionate and opinionated fanbases. Here are 5 thoughts on a Wolves victory

2021–22 Timberwolves Made Up Quarter Season Awards

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Introducing the 2nd Annual Ball Eyes North Made-Up Quarter Season Awards! You can check out last year’s version here. Players like Malik Beasley, Naz Reid, and Jaden McDaniels took home some hardware in the dreadful campaign that was the 20–21 Timberwolves season. Sitting at 11–11 at the quarter pole this year, let’s see who wins these coveted awards!

Wolves vs. Pacers Thoughts & Wizards Preview

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The “New Wolves” got themselves a victory in their 21st game of this NBA season as they secured an above .500 record at the season’s quarter-pole for the 1st time since 2017–2018. Though there were several times that it looked like the Wolves’ absences from key players would doom them in this game, Minnesota kept fighting and eventually finished the Pacers off by a narrow margin: 100–98. Take a look at some thoughts from the Wolves Win and a preview of Wednesday’s matchup with the Washington Wizards!

Blowouts All Around & Miami Preview

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After a 4 game win streak consisting of victories all by 10 or more points I am officially declaring that the Minnesota Timberwolves are back! Well for now at least. We’ll still take it day by day. The most recent victory against the New Orleans Pelicans featured yet another rousing performance by the team’s defense as they poked and prodded and generally frustrated a short-handed Pelicans team on their way to a 4th straight win. Here are 3 thoughts on the latest win and a preview of the upcoming biggest game of the season against the Miami Heat.

Wolves Blowout the Spurs: 5 Quick Thoughts

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Timberwolves wins on back to back nights? In this economy? Two double digit wins I might add with the second win being the type of dominant performance we have not seen from this Wolves team this season. Minnesota led wire to wire after jumping out to an early lead finishing with a 115–90 victory. After needing 22 games to round up 6 wins last season, the Wolves won their 6th game in their 15th try this season. A modest improvement so far on last year’s dreadful campaign. Let’s recap the win with 5 thoughts on the game.

Wolves Win Quick Hitters & Spurs Preview

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In the 1st game of a back to back home set for the Wolves against the Kings and Spurs, Minnesota took the front end by earning a 107–97 victory. The game was the opposite of pretty during the 1st half, but the Wolves did what they were supposed to do in the end by beating a team that is potentially headed towards a downward spiral. Here are 2 quick thoughts on the win followed by a preview of the “SEGABABA” against the Spurs!