The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

21 December 2005


It's cold in Minnesota this time of year, but not as cold as the Hornets; the Timberwolves could have phoned it in, 88-69, and it wasn't as close as it sounds. (At one point in the third, the Wolves were up by thirty-two points.) The Bees shot a dismal 32.5 percent, not quite the worst in team history but close.

With the game out of reach in the last quarter, first the Bees and then the Wolves turned matters over to their bench-dwellers, and Arvydas Macijauskas, who must have been wondering if he was ever going to get to play again, scored six points, bringing his season total to 14.

The Hornets, now 11-14, will take on the Bucks in Milwaukee on Friday.

Addendum: The Oklahoman tossed in this line:

The 69 points bested the team's previous season-low of 73, set back on Dec. 6 at Memphis.

Under the circumstances, I think this should have been "The 69 points worsted the team's previous season-low of 73."

What's that? Huh? No, we don't have any wool. Go see the Black Sheep. He usually has three bags around this time of year.

Posted at 9:20 PM to Net Proceeds