Date: February 28, 2013
Scene; Los Angeles, CA vs Minnesota Timberwolves
Game on TNT at 10:30 ET
Pregame goals for the Lakers
So the Game Wrap and Recap is back for another great game. Our opponent tonight in the most underwhelming playoff push in Lakers history is the not-exactly-pushing-for-the-playoffs-themselves Minnesota Timberwolves, who are 3-9 in February.
Let’s give them the decimal at least.
Not sure what I can say about Minny. Perhaps that all their centers are strong, all their power forwards are good looking and all their point guards are above average. Or not, but dammit, I’m going to have my Lake Wobegon joke. They are led by finally recovering and fantasy viable Ricky Rubio who is putting up ridiculous assist and steal numbers, but right, who cares about fantasy. He’s also getting lots of points in the point and racking up free throws, which is lousy for us.
In another fantasy related note, some guy in one of my deep public leagues picked up Derrick Williams, so maybe he’s doing better, or maybe that owner is an idiot. I’m not sure. Kevin Love is still out with the most frustrating hand injury for Minnesotans since that time in middle school, and Nikola Pekovic is still very strong, I’m sure.
I’m not really seeing a very convincing route for Minny to take this one from us. They aren’t a running team and they aren’t going to shoot us out of the gym. And they aren’t deep up front, so it’ll be more of a sacrifice if they want to use up fouls on Dwight Howard.
Say what you want about how quick we’ll most likely get bounced from the playoffs if we sneak in, we have been winning more than losing lately, and I think that will continue against inferior teams. My worry is that we’ll make it too close and use up too many minutes and tire out our starters. We have another couple days off after this before we face Atlanta on Sunday, but Atlanta is pretty good. Like ‘I might even include some information about them in that pregame goals section’ good. But, like I said, we have until Sunday, so we probably won’t get caught looking ahead either.
Yeah, we had d**n well better sure win this one.