From: Las Vegas
ORIGINAL: Bill Johanesen
ORIGINAL: Karl Juhnke
Does anyone else feel that there are certain regular season games that even if they're just 1 out of 82, they still carry extra significance and can later be viewed as monumental games, transitions, passing of eras? Signature games?
I do. And if ever there was one, tonight is it.
If the Wolves could get a win, not only would it be a win on the road against a good team, those are always nice, but it would also put a final coda on Tom Thibodeau era. It would exorcise the demons of Jimmy Butler. It would be a cathartic purging of the past and a vision of a better future.
Now they just have to go out and win it. That will be tough. Love or hate Jimmy Butler, he will be sky high for this one, and he can still be a beast when he wants to be. My hope is that he does it to the detriment of the other talented teammates around him.
I think Embiid was out the last time you played the 76ers, so I was curious about this one.
He played in both games against us last year. Averaged 23.5 and 9.
KAT averaged 17.0 and 13.5.