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Presented Without Comment: Ricky Rubio Passes Basketball

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The English language harbours an infinite quantity of words, which allow for sentence construction to create an even more boundless mixture of vocabulary, turns of phrase and expression. Ultimately, it is not enough. Some emotions defy description just as some plays defy analysis. The Timberwolves did something tantalizing today, as they've become wont to do, and… well, it didn't precisely defy analysis. Ricky Rubio's dimes exude bewilderment, Dirk Nowitzki was discombobulated but not in a way that's curious and Kevin Love, you see, makes the shots around these here parts.

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Lion Face Lemon Face 11/22/13: Injuries, Injuries And More Injuries

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We were off to such a good night and then the injury bug decided it had been too long since it unleashed its wrath on the league and made us all go to bed with a heavy cloud over our heads. I know, it sucks. But let's look on the bright side: There was still plenty of great things that happened in the NBA last night, which should ease the pain just a little bit. So away with that frown! Smile! Laugh! Enjoy!

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On Moral Victories

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Rumblings that the Wolves loss was a 'good loss', a high-character loss, or what have you, started appearing on Twitter. See, the Clippers won but they didn't deserve it. As all things Internet go, an ensuing counter-argument developed: In essence, the team that outscores the other team is the winner. No exceptions.

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15-Footer, 11/15/13: More Fun With Word Association

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15-Footer time! 11 games, including an ESPN doubleheader. What a great way to spend a Friday evening, right? ...right?!

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15-Footer, 11/11/13: The Struggle On The Road, Or NBA Blues Travelers

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15-Footer time! A little bit of word association, a little bit of comparing a team to puppies, a whole lot of teams struggling on the road. Which probably means all the home teams will lose tonight, because that's the way things go.

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15-Footer, 11/8/13: Group Therapy

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15-Footer time! 12 games on the Friday night slate. We've got word association and Hot Sports Takes for you. Dive on in!

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Steep Grade Ahead: Coaches, Players and the Folly of Summative Assessment

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Grades. Basketball fans love to give them. We like to grade trades and drafts and a team’s offseason