Timberwolves take a giant step forward

Maybe there’s a moment when the culture of futility of the Minnesota Timberwolves can be exiled to the dust bin of history.

Maybe this was it.

Andrew Wiggins hit the last-second shot on Sunday night after the Oklahoma City Thunder went up by a point with a few seconds to go, an invitation for the Timberwolves of years past to pack it in.

We will posit — again — that Alan Horton is the greatest play-by-play announcer in the history of Minnesota sports.

Jim Peterson, the Timberwolves’ TV analyst, called it the best game performance in the last 13 years.

  • And Alan does it without an analyst. He is the best, I totally agree.

    • Mike Worcester

      Considering his workload, his vocal cords must be made of steel. And why doesn’t he have an analyst? Are the T-Wolves too thrifty to pay for one?

      • ec99

        Maybe he’s the reincarnation of Chick Hearne.

  • Gary F

    The basketball and hockey seasons go too long.

    Near the end of the season everyone watches more closely each game to where one gets positioned in the play offs or whether you actually make the playoffs. What really matters is how many of these games at the start of the season you win. The Wolves haven’d done that in a long time.

  • wjc

    It’s good that the Wolves snatched the win. It would have been even better if they had not been outscored by 11 in the 4th quarter, and won the game without the need for last second heroics.

  • MikeB

    Here’s hoping, but I’ve been fooled in the past (last year).

    Followed games like this on Twitter can be more suspenseful, the tension is drawn out.

  • Jack Ungerleider

    Well it’s nice to see it only took 3 games to justify that big contract for Wiggins. Maybe he can turn in to the “closer” they’ve needed.