The Timberwolves admitted defeat and did not put up much of a fight on their home floor Friday night against the visiting Miami Heat.
Kevin Garnett dismissed the loss by saying that the Heat is “pretty good.” In the near past, Garnett might say that his team could compete with any team in the NBA, but this is not the case at this juncture of the season. The Timberwolves’ have a losing attitude right now. They do not believe they can beat any given team even with one of the world’s greatest players on their roster in Garnett.
Timberwolves center Mark Blount, who is often times a suspect defender, had trouble guarding Heat center Shaquille O’Neal for most of the game. Shaq had 15 point, but the bigger story was the Heat’s supporting cast including Jason Williams and Eddie Jones. The Heat’s guards and three-point specialists knocked down open opportunities.
After Friday’s loss, the Timberwolves playoffs hopes grew even dimmer as the number of games remaining in the season dwindle. Timberwolves basketball can only look forward to the next game, taking each one at a time.