There may never have been a better team in NBA history than this year’s Golden State Warriors.
There may never been a more directionless NBA franchise than the Minnesota Timberwolves, whose fans have been waiting for a promising team to turn the corner.
Last night, the team turned the corner, beating the Warriors in overtime, and putting a crimp in Golden State’s hope to win more games than any other team in NBA history (they’ll have to go 4-0 the rest of the way).
This season the Timberwolves have now beaten the best team in the league, and lost to the worst team (Philadelphia) in the league.
The win likely guarantees that coach Sam Mitchell, on a one-year trial as interim coach following the death of Flip Saunders in October, will return next season.
About the blogger
Bob Collins retired from Minnesota Public Radio in 2019 after 12 years of writing NewsCut and pointing out to complainants that posts weren’t news stories. A son of Massachusetts, he was a news editor 1992-1998, created the MPR News regional website in 1999, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day lamented that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.