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 has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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