The Minnesota Timberwolves are tipped for success this season as long as they’re able to stay healthy.
For the first time in a long period, the team led by Rick Adelman has their two superstars fully fit to start the campaign and they are surrounded by a solid supporting cast as they are looking to be one of the surprise teams in the Western Conference.
What’s the result? Minnesota is 3-0 to start the season playing some solid basketball and their victim tonight was the New York Knicks.
The Timberwolves showed offensive discipline once again and they were pumped by a hot start in the first quarter where they scored a whooping 40 points against 19 scored by the Knicks. Despite the fact that Minnesota was unable to win another single quarter the rest of the game, they were solid defensively down the stretch and ended up winning 109-100.
Ricky Rubio was the leader of the offense once again as the Spaniard managed the tempo beautifully. He only scored eight points and was very inconsistent with his shooting, but he added 10 assists, three steals and six rebounds to complete a solid performance on both ends of the court. Kevin Love had 34 points and Kevin Martin added 30 of his own.
It’s safe to say that few people expected Minnesota to start the season this way based on the problems they had last season and the heavy critics due to the lack of effort during preseason. The Timberwolves have turned some heads with their attacking playing style. After knocking down a legitimate contender in the Eastern Conference, they showed they could be ready to take the next step.