Towns: Wolves' preseason woes 'unacceptable'
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MILWAUKEE — To say this has been quite a week for the Minnesota Timberwolves would be an understatement. The Jimmy Butler saga has taken what has often been a young, quiet team and aired much of its dirty laundry for the entire nation to smell.
And that was even before Friday night, when the Wolves lost 143-121 in their preseason finale in Milwaukee, a shellacking that brought about an even worse stench heading into the regular season.
Kevin Garnett told The Athletic he hopes the Timberwolves can “get through this rough patch and everybody can get on the same [page] and figure it out” but sees flaws in disgruntled star Jimmy Butler’s approach in requesting a trade.
The Bucks, led by Giannis Antetokounmpo‘s triple-double in just 25 minutes of work, canned 25 3-pointers on the night and logged 84 points by halftime. With the poor defensive outing, Minnesota concluded its preseason by finishing last in defensive efficiency, surrendering 112.8 points per 100 possessions, 3.5 points worse than the New Orleans Pelicans.
“We don’t got no more time to be here saying, ‘Aw, it’s OK; it’s preseason.’ This momentum we’re riding