Timberwolves coach Rick Adelman emerged after Sunday's 93-72 victory ended their two-game losing streak and remarked how the ball moved better offensively against the Wizards that afternoon than it had before in this still young season.
So with the starting lineup modified to compensate for the absence of injured Michael Beasley, just why was that?
"Um," Wolves forward Kevin Love said, "Mike being out?"
He smiled as he said that and then added "I'm just kidding" twice.
Ricky Rubio's 14 assists helped the Wolves record more assists (22) than turnovers (16) for the first time since their season-opening loss to Oklahoma City.
Is it just a coincidence that the ball moved like it did with Beasley home rehabbing a sprained foot?
Does it move better without him?
Ball movement picks up as Beasley sits out
Minneapolis Star Tribune | Jan 9