world," said Sebastian Telfair after he played all 48 minutes of the
second-highest scoring game in Timberwolves history. Amen to that,
Bassy, for you are the MVP of the best three quarters this squad has
played in over a year, perhaps two. And the shocking transformation
Telfair has made from handy punchline to hardy point guard is complete.
He’ll have bad games, maybe even a bunch of them, but now it should be
regarded as a slump rather than confirmation of his eventual ticket to
Europe and the entree to moralistic fables about NY playground kids not
making the NBA leap.
sporting a warm, fatherly glow. “I couldn’t be more proud of these
kids,” proud, he said with moist eyes, of their enormous “heart and
determination.” In his next breath, Wittman addressed the media’s
recent musings: “These kids, they have feelings too.” I have to say,
the way he praised and defended his players was pretty moving…
things and testing it out to see how my leg reacts, checking for
swelling and pain and they want me to be 100% honest with them. If I
have any pain, I let them know, so that’s what I’m doing."
see him play Wednesday. But Jefferson cannot be denied, not after he
had 29 points and 13 rebounds Friday against Indiana. That came after a
24-point, 14-rebound outing Wednesday and a 22-point, 20-rebound effort