GH And Petey's Timberwolves Blog

Saturday, January 22, 2005

That's What I'm Talkin' 'Bout

Q: What does Wally Szczerbiak have in common with an animated Disney female?
A: 34-6-8

After the 3rd quarter, Wally spiked the ball in the middle of the court. The Sonics fans were pissed. They don't understand the plight of this year's Timberwolves team. During the fourth quarter, every time Wally touched the ball he was booed mercilessly. And of course, almost every time he touched the ball, he scored. It was like pouring Everclear on a fire to put it out.

It was so good to finally see a game like this. I've been waiting for this type of game for a while. The Wolves beat a good team, and they showed a lot of fire as well, which was emphasized at the end of the 3rd quarter by Wally. At the end of the Lakers loss, you could just see the fire in KG's eyes. He wasn't going to let the Wolves lose that game. Unfortunately, he didn't have much of a choice. During today's game, it seemed like everybody was fired up. It was like watching the Wolves of last year.

I'm hesitant to say that this could be a turning point in the season, since I've said it so many times before and been wrong every time. Let's just say they played with a lot of fire and hope that they keep it up.

In honor of this occasion, I'm not going to discuss all the things they did wrong during the game, and just savor the moment.

How about the rest of the NBA last night? I don't think I've ever seen so many good games in one night. ESPN televised two games last night where the game was tied on last second shots, and the Rockets beat the Knicks on a last second shot. When Nash dished the ball to Shawn Marion at the end of regulation of the Suns game, I didn't think there was any way he was going to score. There was tons of traffic around him and he has that unusual technique where he pushes the ball from his chest. If Earl Boykins had been standing in front of him, he would have been able to block that shot with his forehead.