Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Wolves Updates 3/13

From Kent Youngblood/Star Tribune:
After the Timberwolves had practiced Monday, Wittman talked about the frustration of trying to get his team to play more consistently.

"All I can do, seriously, is keep teaching and coaching them to play the right way," he said. "That's what I'm going to do. But we've got to defeat the demons that are inside ourselves. Not the other team. We still have demons inside of us that come back to bite us."

From Jon Krawczynski/Associated Press:
Defensive stopper Trenton Hassell, who has missed the last two games with a sprained left ankle, said it's only natural for some players to press when the losses start piling up.

"Sometimes, when things aren't going good, you kind of do things you're not used to doing. You try to take it upon yourself individually to see what you can do to get it going," Hassell said. "But we just have to stay together as a team because we can only do it as a team. We can't do it individually."

From Rick Alonzo/Pioneer Press:
Hassell still can't push off his ankle well enough and will miss tonight's game, his fourth in a row. He said he would accompany the team on its five-game road trip, and he hopes to return to action at some point during the trip.

A preview of tonight's game against the Pacers.