Timberwolves 101, Clippers 98 (Jan. 20)
By FAR, the NBA’s Game of the Day.
The T-Wolves outscored the Clippers 53-39 at Staples Center to pick up th 3 point dub, and STUN the LA crowd on national television.
Darko Milicic came out of NOWHERE to have the ABSOLUTE game of his life on Friday night. The damn near forgotten, former NBA draft BUST had 22 points, 7 rebounds, and 2 blocks, BOTH of Clippers high flyer Blake Griffin on Friday night.
THEN there is the most talked about rookie in the NBA, Ricky Rubio.
Rubio had a dreadful first 3 quarters, and hit ONLY ONE shot, the ENTIRE game.
But that ONE shot just so happened to be a 3 pointer that TIED the game at 98 with a mere 20 seconds remaining.
Rubio followed that shot with a solid defensive play on Clippers’ guard Chauncey Billups to force a miss, and give the ball to the Wolves with a mere 1.5 seconds remaining.
Before I tell you how the game ended, I should remind ALL of you that the double double machine that IS Kevin Love, shoots nearly 40% from behind the arc.
The Wolves inbounded the ball from the sideline, directly to Kevin Love, and Love DRAINED a 25 foot 3 pointer, ALL net with NO time remaining on the clock to give the Wolves a 3 point dub, and send “Lob City” home disapointed.
Love finished the game with 17 points and 14 rebounds, and the resurgent, and all of the sudden relevant Minnesota Timberwolves improved to 7-8 on the season.