Timberwolves Suffer An Unspeakable Loss To G-League Blazers

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The Minnesota Timberwolves pulled defeat out of the jaws of victory in a back-breaking 107-105 home loss Sunday to the tanking Portland Trail Blazers. The Timberwolves had no business dropping this game.

They say “teams don’t tank, organizations tank” and man is Portland trying like hell to lose right now. None of the Trail Blazers’ starting 5 vs. the Timberwolves on Sunday were in their opening night starting lineup.

To give you an idea of how hard Portland is trying to lose, the Trail Blazers are 4-15 since the All-Star break. They aren’t even hiding it. Portland is losing those games by an average of 121.6-108.8.

However, glass-half-full, there is a lesson to be learned here: NEVER PARLAY NBA REGULAR-SEASON FAVORITES!! Especially in the “load management” and “tanking” eras of the NBA.

Timberwolves big Rudy Gobert is fouled by Trail Blazers SF Matisse Thybulle at Target Center in Minneapolis.
Timberwolves big Rudy Gobert is fouled by Trail Blazers SF Matisse Thybulle at Target Center in Minneapolis. (David Berding/Getty Images)

I have too many friends that’ll put in these dumb*** NBA parlays. In fact, the reason why there are skyscrapers in the desert is because schnooks bet these “can’t lose parlays”.

The biggest slice of “blame pie” I’m dishing out is to Timberwolves big Karl-Anthony Towns. This dude scored 8 points vs. a Portland frontcourt of Drew Eubanks and Trent Watford. That’s unforgivable.

There is only one good picture of KAT in this Trail Blazers-Timberwolves matchup and I used it for the cover photo. He was that much of a non-factor. Towns attempted THREE SHOTS! WTF.

KAT is a 3-time NBA All-Star and 2016-17 NBA Rookie of the Year and he went into the witness protection program vs. a Trail Blazers team trying to lose.

There should be a shotgun NBA ruled made banning the Timberwolves from the playoffs for losing to a G-League team.

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Written by Geoff Clark

Geoff Clark serves as OutKick’s sports betting guru. As a writer and host of OutKick Bets with Geoff Clark, he dives deep into the sports betting landscape and welcomes an array of sports betting personalities on his show to handicap America’s biggest sporting events.

Previously, Clark was a writer/podcaster for USA TODAY's Sportsbook Wire website, handicapping all the major sports tentpoles with a major focus on the NFL, NBA and MLB.

Clark graduated from St. John University.

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