The Minnesota Timberwolves benefited from a trip to Washington, DC on Sunday with a win over the hapless Wizards. Washington remains as the only winless team in the NBA so far. The turnaround will be quick, however, as Minnesota must go across the border on Monday to face the Toronto Raptors.
Both teams stand at 3-5 coming in, so a victory will get the winner a step closer to .500. Canis Hoopus reports that Sunday's win was hardly a cause for celebration, as the win came in a pretty ugly game:
We knew the Wizards would have trouble. We knew they had on-court IQ issues. I don’t think we knew they would be this completely disengaged. Wall looks, as ever, promising, and McGee is a bundle of intriguing flashes, Trevor Booker looks good off the bench, but otherwise it’s a whole heap of misfortune in the nation’s capital. Jan Vesely started his NBA career by airballing a free throw. Nick Young scores in bunches, but only rather *small* bunches. Like grapes. I have no idea who Chris Singleton is but 1-8 shooting in your first start means I don’t have to bother to remember.