Wolves 98, Warriors 111

Twenty-four minutes of precision and a 62-54 halftime lead fell away
once again Wednesday, when the Wolves — in the third quarter’s first
seven minutes — committed three times as many turnovers (six) as they
had in the entire first half (two). The Warriors outscored them 37-17
in the quarter, including an 11-0 run that lasted more than four
minutes.
 
 
"I played on a team like this before,” said Harrington, comparing the
2004-05 Atlanta Hawks, who went 13-69, to the current group in
Minnesota.
 
"When you’re a young team, you come out with a lot of energy and start
making shots,” he said. "But when a veteran team decides to shut you
down on defense, you lose your confidence, and that’s what we had to
do. Once we did that, I felt that we had a good chance at winning.”
 
 
Wolves record: 3-21
 
Box Score  
 
 
Warriors blog Golden State Of Mind recaps the game 
 
 
 
From Stephen Litel/Hoopsworld:


Coach Wittman’s press conference was quite interesting after the game.
Usually he walks into the media room and immediately takes questions,
as he finds himself again flabbergasted at how the Wolves were able to
let that night’s game slip away. Tonight, he stepped up to the podium
and began to give a speech on his team’s inability to take a punch.
 

In essence, he thought the game was over at the first timeout after halftime.  
 
 
Wittman told Marko Jaric to remain at his downtown condo a few blocks away so the ill starting guard wouldn’t spread his germs to a team that after Friday’s home game against Indiana is headed on a five-game trip that starts Saturday in New Orleans and hits the West Coast after Christmas. Veterans Antoine Walker (ankle) and Greg Buckner (calf) also continued to be sidelined on a night when Craig Smith played ill, rookie Corey Brewer played with a hip pointer injured in practice Tuesday and Wittman learned the "good news" that exploratory arthroscopic surgery on veteran center Theo Ratliff’s knee could keep him out only another six weeks. 
 
 

Marko Jaric missed the game with the flu, and Gerald Green took
advantage with 18 points and eight rebounds in 30 minutes of burn. 
  

 
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