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    Good game.













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    Jim Gray interviews Luke Ridnour.













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    Kevin Love just beasting. Kings have zero answer. The Wolves bigs and backcourt just dominated most of the night. The Wolves just shut Thornton down. Great game plan by Adelman. Once again, Cuz in foul trouble early. Starting to really dislike his attitude. When you compare Love and Cuz. Demarcus is not even in the same zip ode. On the plus, Reke with another solid game.






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    Demarcus really has not had a signature game all year. He's constantly in foul trouble, has an attitude half the time, and inconsistent on both sides of the ball.
    Figures, Reke steps up his game and Cuz falls into a slump.






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    If The Bomber can stop and pop, he's fairly worthless after that. Can't penetrate, and a disaster on defense. Between Ritenour and Lee they went off on the Kings zone. Worked a little late, but by then the Kings were virtually playing catch up the entire game.






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    Only 13 turnovers for the Kings. Pretty good.













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    The Wolves won because they played sound fundamental basketball. Something, the Kings exercise only in spurts and seldom. On paper, the Kings appear to be more talented. But the Wolves have a proven winner in Adelman and the Wolves, minus Beasley, Rubio, and Roy, still dominated the Kings the majority of the game by playing smart basketball. Something the Kings have yet to learn.






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    Timberwolves are better on paper.

    Love is better than any Kings player.

    Because Cousins is shooting so poorly so far this year, Pekovic is better than him too, because of his efficiency.

    And AK is also having a great year.

    Beasley sucks, he's an inefficient player and that's why he's on Phoenix.

    Missing Roy doesn't hurt because Roy can't play anymore either.

    If the Kings were really as talented, they'd be able to shoot and rebound better.













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    I guess it's fools gold. You see our bigs do a decent job against LA and Utah. But look quite lame against the the aggressive Pecovic and the all world Love. It seems the Wolves controlled the game from the start. Yes, the Kings made a few runs and made interesting in the 4th. Kings ISO offense is garbage. When they playbangood defensive team, once things break down on their first offensive call, they always resort back to one on one basketball. That's a direct reflection of how poorly coached the team is. Even Reke who played a great game, wants to be the hero and shows no BBiQ when the game is on the line.






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    Quote Originally Posted by kingraider412 View Post
    I guess it's fools gold. You see our bigs do a decent job against LA and Utah. But look quite lame against the the aggressive Pecovic and the all world Love. It seems the Wolves controlled the game from the start. Yes, the Kings made a few runs and made interesting in the 4th. Kings ISO offense is garbage. When they playbangood defensive team, once things break down on their first offensive call, they always resort back to one on one basketball. That's a direct reflection of how poorly coached the team is. Even Reke who played a great game, wants to be the hero and shows no BBiQ when the game is on the line.
    Most of the Kings players are too much power, not enough finish, and it hurts then when teams play physical or late in games.













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    You can see Love still got his rebounds, but Hayes did hold him to less than 50% shooting, just like last year.


    So for Hayes impact, I wouldn't look at Love's rebounding totals, since the Kings don't seem to have an answer for the rebounding. Just Love's FG% when Hayes is on him.

    Even in that big win last year, the Kings still got outrebounded by 9 but won by 16.













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    The Kings rebounding is an embarrassment. They looked like a very strong rebounding team in Westphal's first year, but in the last two years they've been horrid. Cousins and JT are supposed to be rebounding specialists. T-Rob is supposed to be a solid rebounder. Tyreke is supposed to be a good rebounder. They should not be beat in rebounding each and every game as they are. They completely suck at boxing out down low, and never have good position. For a team that depends on scoring around the paint, they suck on the offensive boards to. Typically their numbers boosted by someone like Cousins getting 3-4 straight rebounds off of his own misses on one possession.

    Thornton is much worse than I'd hope he would be at this stage. He hasn't evolved beyond the caveman mentality of catch ball shoot ball. It doesn't matter where he is, what angle, or who is guarding him. He simply mindlessly jacks the shots up. He does hit big shots which nobody else on this team does so I don't completely hate him, but he is another one dimensional player who for most of the game is counter to what this team needs. 40% from the field, and 30% from 3PT is terrible for a shooting guard with no other attributes.

    Lastly, its great to see Evans playing much better. He works better with the ball in his hands, but its arguable that the team doesn't work as well. Though I do feel much more comfortable with Brooks/Tyreke at present than Isaiah who forgot that Pizza Guys are supposed to deliever.






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    Quote Originally Posted by bloatedmaniac View Post

    Thornton is much worse than I'd hope he would be at this stage. He hasn't evolved beyond the caveman mentality of catch ball shoot ball. It doesn't matter where he is, what angle, or who is guarding him. He simply mindlessly jacks the shots up. .
    That's why I don't like him.

    I don't care if he hits big shots, he shoots so poorly overall that they wouldn't need big shots if he could hit them earlier on.

    Also, the decent teams don't need big shots to win 90% of their games. They either have a coach that can get a good shot for anyone on the team (even Hayes), or they do other things to win by 5-7 points so it's not always so close.

    Even if you look at the contending teams in the playoffs, 50% of their games don't come down to the wire. That number may be a little higher, maybe 2 out of 6 games come down to the wire.

    If you're a 7th-8th seed, you'll probably have more games that came down to the wire, but still, not 90% like it's with the Kings (if they're even in a winning position).



    Quote Originally Posted by bloatedmaniac View Post

    Lastly, its great to see Evans playing much better. He works better with the ball in his hands, but its arguable that the team doesn't work as well.
    I think the team works better, for now, as currently constructed.

    I would hope that if the team got a PG like Jose Calderon or Lillard, that both he and Evans could play well, then that would be the next piece of evidence that Evans can function on a winning team too as a starter (and not just be some scoring specialist off the bench).

    But we won't know until the Kings get a playmaking specialist.

    Quote Originally Posted by bloatedmaniac View Post

    Though I do feel much more comfortable with Brooks/Tyreke at present than Isaiah who forgot that Pizza Guys are supposed to deliever.
    Lol.













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    From what I saw, The Kings got out-rebounded and the T-Wolves frontcourt was simply better than the Kings.






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    Quote Originally Posted by puffdaniel09 View Post
    From what I saw, The Kings got out-rebounded and the T-Wolves frontcourt was simply better than the Kings.
    Yes.













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