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RE: Timberwolves 2023 - 2024 Season - 5/28/2024 9:19:31 PM   
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Dumb-ass with his 5th stupid foul.

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RE: Timberwolves 2023 - 2024 Season - 5/28/2024 10:16:46 PM   
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The Timberwolves made the greatest 7th game comeback in NBA history, can they now make the greatest series comeback in NBA history, after down 3-0 ?

I am thinking like I stated a few days ago, Mavs in 6 games.

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RE: Timberwolves 2023 - 2024 Season - 5/28/2024 10:28:51 PM   
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Best job they’ve done on Doncic so far. Yes he got a triple double. But he went 7-21.
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RE: Timberwolves 2023 - 2024 Season - 5/28/2024 10:41:18 PM  1 votes
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They keep calling him Ant-Man. DL, you were so wrong. Apologize to me.

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RE: Timberwolves 2023 - 2024 Season - 5/28/2024 10:43:38 PM   
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Ant-Man was a non-factor tonight. Thank you KAT! He is our true straw that stirs the drink. Hurricane! Go Wolves!

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RE: Timberwolves 2023 - 2024 Season - 5/28/2024 10:44:36 PM   
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Dumb-ass with his 5th stupid foul.

Whatever. You have no clue.

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RE: Timberwolves 2023 - 2024 Season - 5/28/2024 10:45:27 PM   
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Towns once again runs over a defender.

Towns saved "your" season. Dawg.

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RE: Timberwolves 2023 - 2024 Season - 5/28/2024 10:47:06 PM   
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I want to see Towns traded in the off-season. I'm sick of his relentless stupidity and chronic underachieving. The Wolves are paying Towns to be the second option and he's never going to be that.

Clown take.

We lose this game by 10 points without KAT.

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RE: Timberwolves 2023 - 2024 Season - 5/28/2024 10:49:38 PM   
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I would pay $1,000 to see KAT and Edwards stand at your face, Tim, and listen to your insults on KAT. You'd back down.

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RE: Timberwolves 2023 - 2024 Season - 5/28/2024 11:02:20 PM   
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They keep calling him Ant-Man. DL, you were so wrong. Apologize to me.


You really need to grow up.

I didn’t say Ant didn’t like the name - HE SAID IT.

Just because the media thinks it’s clever doesn’t mean he appreciates it.

Reggie Miller still constantly calls KAT “Anthony Towns” even after he’s been in the league 9 years.
So you think KAT considers that his name now?
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RE: Timberwolves 2023 - 2024 Season - 5/28/2024 11:04:30 PM   
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Towns shows up and Ant plays a little better. No sweep.

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RE: Timberwolves 2023 - 2024 Season - 5/29/2024 6:02:08 AM   
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I find it amazing that no NBA team has ever come back from down 3-0. I get that it should be exceedingly rare, but not once?

So what are The Wolves chances? I say extremely slim but not zero. The reason it hasn’t happened is, of course in order to get down 3-0 the better team has won. So the odds of a worse team winning 4 straight is minuscule.

If ever a team could do it though, it would be a series like this. Dallas is not a clearly better team. They are roughly equal say. They have just won 3 coin flips in a row.

So do I expect the Wolves to make history? No. Bit the chance is not zero, as history might suggest. They’d have to now win 4 coin flips in a row. The chance of doing that is 1/16.


FWIW

155 previous series that went to 3-0

95 ended in 4, 95/155 = 61%.
45 ended in 5, 45/60 = 75%
11 ended in 6, 11/15 = 73%
4 ended in 7. 4/4 = 100%.

By the time it gets to 3-3, I'd think the last game should be a flip. And game 6 should be close to a flip. But no. It's game 4 where the team that's down seems to over perform.

Anyway, the team up 3-0 is about a 75% favorite (no other info). But I think your coin flip estimate isn't far off.

And if Ant is finally recovering from that game 6 hard fall (David Levine, post 733), maybe it's even better. Still a long shot, obviously.

< Message edited by DavidAOlson -- 5/29/2024 6:03:56 AM >


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RE: Timberwolves 2023 - 2024 Season - 5/29/2024 7:42:22 AM   
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Towns once again runs over a defender.

Towns saved "your" season. Dawg.


It’s okay to acknowledge that Towns had a good game AND still say he makes dumb fouls. The two are not mutually exclusive.

He commits way too many charges. His primary ‘move’ on a drive if you want to call it that, is to lower his shoulder and barrel into a defender.

Many of his defensive fouls are far away from the basket.

Some are just silly. Look at his 5th foul last night when he elbowed a defender in the face while going up for a shot. Why would he throw himself at a defender in that situation. Out of control. What was he even trying to accomplish? What would have been wrong with a little step back 3 there?
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RE: Timberwolves 2023 - 2024 Season - 5/29/2024 8:04:55 AM  1 votes
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Dumb-ass with his 5th stupid foul.

Whatever. You have no clue.

If you were a little smarter, you might know how dumb you are.

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RE: Timberwolves 2023 - 2024 Season - 5/29/2024 8:58:45 AM   
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All hail Karl Anthony Towns. Last night was the quintessential example of why Towns aggravates the crap out of me. He waited 4 games to show up and when he finally started performing, he was limited to 30 minutes before fouling out. All 6 fouls were just plain stupid. The defensive fouls were all well away from the basket and including at least one deep in Dallas' end of the court. He had one of his patented run over the defender who established position at least 10 feet before KAT got there to run him over. The elbow to the jaw before delivering a pass was obvious and deliberate as hell. The final one was in the obvious contest / don't foul situation. He followed through and fouled and then whined about the call like always. Against all odds Luka the Bitch missed the free throw that would have made it a 2 point game.

You can say we would have lost without Towns. I say if Towns had just played average in the first 3 games, we might have been the team looking for a sweep last night.

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RE: Timberwolves 2023 - 2024 Season - 5/29/2024 9:02:47 AM   
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Towns once again runs over a defender.

Towns saved "your" season. Dawg.


It’s okay to acknowledge that Towns had a good game AND still say he makes dumb fouls. The two are not mutually exclusive.

He commits way too many charges. His primary ‘move’ on a drive if you want to call it that, is to lower his shoulder and barrel into a defender.

Many of his defensive fouls are far away from the basket.

Some are just silly. Look at his 5th foul last night when he elbowed a defender in the face while going up for a shot. Why would he throw himself at a defender in that situation. Out of control. What was he even trying to accomplish? What would have been wrong with a little step back 3 there?

Our season needed to be saved because Towns didn't show up for the first 3 games.

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RE: Timberwolves 2023 - 2024 Season - 5/29/2024 9:28:15 AM   
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It was good to see Towns perform last night. He may have waited too long for us to win the series.

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RE: Timberwolves 2023 - 2024 Season - 5/29/2024 9:42:42 AM   
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It was good to see Towns perform last night. He may have waited too long for us to win the series.

Yep. When he is on his game, he is really, really good. His shot was on last night and NAW finally made a couple 3's. Can we run the table and get to the finals? Just focus on winning game 5.

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RE: Timberwolves 2023 - 2024 Season - 5/29/2024 9:52:13 AM   
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I think it's just bad luck when KAT isn't hitting open shots.

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RE: Timberwolves 2023 - 2024 Season - 5/29/2024 11:28:31 AM   
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Some are just silly. Look at his 5th foul last night when he elbowed a defender in the face while going up for a shot. Why would he throw himself at a defender in that situation. Out of control. What was he even trying to accomplish? What would have been wrong with a little step back 3 there?

Doncic did something similar, jumped into ANT, and ANT picked up a foul.

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RE: Timberwolves 2023 - 2024 Season - 5/29/2024 11:29:47 AM   
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David, just curious.

You showed that 4 of 155 games went to a game 7. How many of those 4 that all lost, were played in their home court ?

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RE: Timberwolves 2023 - 2024 Season - 5/29/2024 11:41:49 AM   
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Some are just silly. Look at his 5th foul last night when he elbowed a defender in the face while going up for a shot. Why would he throw himself at a defender in that situation. Out of control. What was he even trying to accomplish? What would have been wrong with a little step back 3 there?

Doncic did something similar, jumped into ANT, and ANT picked up a foul.

Completely different. Doncic faked Ant up in the air, jumped and created contact. It's a common ploy in the NBA and the refs call it on the defender every time. KAT jumped into a stationary defender with his elbow out wide and caught him flush in the jaw.

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RE: Timberwolves 2023 - 2024 Season - 5/29/2024 12:03:26 PM   
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The one that fouled out KAT is the very definition of what is supposed to now be called an Offensive Foul. But Luka is one of the "chosen few"...

https://x.com/ClutchPoints/status/1795651753519808675
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RE: Timberwolves 2023 - 2024 Season - 5/29/2024 12:20:17 PM   
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Saw on a program recently someone saying there are players and there are winners. The former being who put up the numbers during long seasons. The latter being the guys that want the ball with the playoff games on the line and, more often than not, deliver.

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RE: Timberwolves 2023 - 2024 Season - 5/29/2024 12:27:19 PM   
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The one that fouled out KAT is the very definition of what is supposed to now be called an Offensive Foul. But Luka is one of the "chosen few"...

https://x.com/ClutchPoints/status/1795651753519808675


It was marginal. But yeah the refs aren’t going to call Doncic in a playoff game 4th quarter at home.

And Towns just can’t get suckered in like that playing with 5 fouls. Luka knew exactly what he was doing, trying to get Towns out of the game. And it worked.
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