The Wolves are starting to look like a dangerous all-around team, and the idea that’s floating over the NBA that they have a poor defense suddenly looks somewhat rancid. Over their last 10 games, Minnesota has the second-best offense, the third-best defense, and the best net rating in the NBA. Meaning, the team has answered to their recent challenges and demonstrated how much they have grown this season.
Last nights win against the Oklahoma City Thunder, was by far their biggest and most gruelling victory of recent. Jimmy Butler led the pack with 26 points, 8 assists, 7 rebounds, 4 steals and 2 blocks. While Andrew Wiggins added 19 points and the KAT (Karl-Anthony Towns) had an 18-point, 12-rebound double-double.
Circling back to the supposedly defensive woes, Minnesota held its opponent under 100 points for the seventh straight game. The last time the Wolves have held teams under 100 in seven consecutive games was back in 2007. This was also their sixth straight winning home game and the longest streak since the team won 14 in a row back in 2004.
The Timberwolves season is coming along the way Tom Thibodeau always envisioned when he started assembling his revamped roster over the summer. After 13 years without a playoff appearance, the Wolves appear well on their way to finally tasting late-April basketball.
Catch you Monday.