Minnesota Timberwolves (Insert Synonym for Losing) [Gomes Tracker]

dave@friarblog —  December 15th, 2008 2:31 PM
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Since Austin Croshere don’t get any run on his team, Ryan Gomes is the only former Friar in the NBA who gets any serious playing time. So, I am going to try to give a little Gomes update after each Timberwolves game.

The Timberwolves played two games over the weekend and lost both 98-86, putting their losing streak at 9 games.

Coach Kevin McHale, now 0-4 since he replaced fired Randy Wittman, calls his team’s woe-is-me vibe “unacceptable.”

Missed shots, turnovers, blown double-digit leads, all of those have led his players to hang their heads in an already long season in which the Wolves have proven themselves to be exceptionally emotionally fragile.

Hey Minnesota, at least lose by different scores! Give us some change of pace here!

On Friday night the Wolves lost 98-86 to the San Antonio Spurs.  The Spurs came into the game in first place in the Southwest division and their victory was their 5th in a row.

Gomes had a solid all-around night statistically scoring 10 points on 4-9 shooting in 34 minutes of play.  He also added 6 rebounds, 4 assists, and 2 steals.

On Sunday night, the losing continued as Kobe Bryant led the Lakers to a 98-86 victory.

“We were in a great position to win,” Al Jefferson said. “I just missed a lot of shots. I think we just need to get that first win (under McHale) and everything else is going to fall into place for us.”


Anyway, Ryan Gomes had his usual game getting 13 points on 5-11 shooting (2-3 downtown), 5 rebounds (3 offensive), 3 assists, and a steal.  However, he also had 4 turnovers.

Gomes is shooting 40% from 3-point land, which leads the team.

(Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)

Through 23 games, here are Gomes’ averages.


30 minutes

10.8 Points

4.2 Rebounds

1.8 Assists


Minnesota is now 4-19 (2nd worst record in the NBA).  Their next game is tonight against Sacramento.

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