Desert blowout; Wolves win 117-86


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Wolves rout Suns 117-86 to snap 9-game road skid
Pekovic was able to dominate against a weak Suns frontcourt

One Positives:

Jonah: The Suns are a pretty awful team. Awful enough to probably predict that the front office was more invested in the NCAA Tournament today than this game. But it still has to feel nice to win handily, against anyone, for the Wolves. After last night’s loss in Sacramento, I surveyed some photos from the game and came across a depressing picture of Rick Adelman and Ricky Rubio embracing each other with arms around one another as they walked back to the locker room. That’s the mentality surrounding the locker room on a nightly basis, and the only way to turn it around would be to gain some wins. That’s why this one is important at least for the Wolves.

One Negatives:

Jonah: This isn’t so much a negative on the team rather Adelman’s questionable decision to sit Derrick Williams for the majority of the night. He finished with just four points, all from the line, in just 14 minutes. There’s speculation as to whether he was injured or not feeling well but no one has a firm grasp on what happened. Anyways, given the advancements in his game we’ve witnessed the past few months, it’s hard to justify sitting him in a game he could get some easy reps. I’m not all that happy about that.

One Observations:

Jonah: In yesterday’s recap I wrote about Greg Stiemsma’s ever-improving offensive efficiency. Tonight, Stiemer went 6-10 from the field for 14 points in 34 minutes of work. Boom.

Next up: Wolves come home to play the Bulls on Sunday evening, 6 pm.