Monday, October 16, 2006

Preseason Game 3 vs. Minnesota Timberwolves

The Pacers dropped this one to the T'Wolves, 103-87. No TV coverage of the game so I can only make assumptions based on following the box score. The minutes were spread out among all of the healthy bodies. Rawle Marshall had a nice shooting night going for 17 pts on 4-5FGs and 9-10FTs. The Pacers brought down their turnovers with 19 against 17 assists. Certainly a tolerable ratio for when 14 players see the floor.

On the negative side of the ledger, the T'Wolves out rebounded the Pacers 46-37. Al Harrington sat out with a sore back but I'm not sure that would've made a big difference. The most glaring negative is the continued lack of any outside shooting whatsoever. I've been pretty hard on Saras but I'll give him a pass for this game. Not because he actually hit a 3-ball but because he only played 13 minutes. 2-6 from the floor (1-3 from three) aren't the numbers of a dead-eye shooter, but again, I'll save the venom for another time.

I noticed Vin Baker logged a DNP-CD tonight for the T'Wolves. Vinny, it is over. The guy is making a Mutombo-esque cash grab by still trying to secure an NBA roster spot.

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