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Minnesota writer desperately searching for silver lining in loss to Lakers


Don Seeholzer is right.  The Minnesota Timberwolves made those Lakers work last night and should be commended for forcing their opponent to move their bodies up and down the court for four entire quarters. 

From the outset one could tell this would not be just another game the Lakers would win by coasting around in their precious blowout wheelchairs.  Oh no, not on this night.

The gritty 'Wolves managed to stop the Lakers on more than one possession, even forcing a fourth quarter of play that included some players showing signs of perspiration.

There wasn't one single Laker who even had time to hit on a T-Wolves dancer, let alone try to pork one of them at halftime.  No lap dances were ordered from the bench, no PSPs were out and the first congo line didn't get going until there was less than a minute to go.  They forced the Lakers to constantly think about basketball during this war.

The only Minnesota faithful left disappointed with the outcome was probably Crunch, the T-Wolves mascot, who usually enters the game in garbage time when Minnesota gets blown out.  The crafty mascot had been on a hot streak, averaging an admirable 13 points and 8 shoves per game.


  1. zen wizard

    February 23, 2009 at 6:00 pm

    Well, at least they made them WORK–they had to wait till after the game to put on a Devo hat and start doing whippets and stuff.

  2. zen wizard

    February 23, 2009 at 6:02 pm

    PS–Since the demise of the Golden State Warriors’ “Thunder,” is “Crunch” now the doucheiest mascot?

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