Flynn and Webster return in 108-99 loss to the Golden State Warriors
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Webster showed why the Wolves were willing to part with a first-round pick this summer to acquire him from the Portland Trailblazers, scoring 17 points on 6-8 shooting and displaying the athleticism in 26 minutes played that will make him a key spark off the bench.
Flynn, on the other hand, showed the inconsistent play that led fans to such a love-hate relationship with him during his rookie season.
This was on full display with 7:16 left in the game, Flynn took an outlet pass from Webster, quickly dribbled up the court, took two steps inside the three-point line, fired up a contested 26-foot shot that didn't hit rim and led to an Acie Law layup on the other end.
Flynn finished with just three points and four assists in 16 minutes
It is only Flynn's first game back so it is too early to make judgments, but Luke Ridnour is still the best point guard on the team.
Which is unfortunate for the Wolves because there aren't many other teams in the league Ridnour would start for, which isn't a slight against him as he was brought in this summer to play a backup/mentor role.
The focus pregame was on the return of Flynn and Webster but it was once again Darko Milicic who continued his pleasently surprising play this season.
The Warriors had no answer inside for Darko, who put up a career high 25 points--besting his 23 point game earlier in the season against the Los Angeles Lakers--on 12-of-19 shooting and adding 11 points.
Kevin Love put up his league-leading 20th double double for the season with 13 points and 14 rebounds. Love did, however, snap a streak of 10 straight games grabbing 15 rebounds a game.
But it was just the same old song and dance for the Timberwolves.
They let an early lead slip away, committed too many turnovers and lost control of a game down the stretch.
The Wolves threw the ball away 20 times, keeping pace with their league-leading 17.54 turnovers per game.
Michael Beasley continued his disturbing trend of getting into foul trouble and picking up silly fouls, a clear sign that--despite early excitement--Beasley still has a lot of maturing to do.
Beasley picked up his fourth and fifth foul in a three second span with 9:55 left in the game. Beasley, one of the Wolves best scoring options, was on the bench until 3:45 left in the fourth before fouling out for good with a minute left.
With the Wolves as young and as short on the bench as they are, they cannot afford to be without Beasley for extended stretches because of foul troubles.
Beasley is averaging 3.6 fouls per game, good for eight in the league.
Warriors guard Monta Ellis killed the Wolves with 34 points and six assists while playing the full 48 minutes.
The Warriors, who's only two wins in their past 14 games have come against the Wolves, were without Ellis' backcourt partner Stephen Curry with a third consecutive game.
The loss drops the Wolves to 1-13 on the road and just 6-18 overall.
The Wolves' dreaded west-coast road trip continues Wednesday at Phoenix before heading to Portland and Denver this Friday and Saturday.
Next week the Wolves finish up their longest road trip of the season with a game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles against--thankfully--the Clippers and not the Lakers.