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The Timberwolves have been terrible in the third quarter this season

The Timberwolves have let their hot starts slip away from them this season.
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The Timberwolves have played 4 games and have won just 1 game so far in the season despite getting off to hot starts.

Minnesota has dominated the first quarter, leading by 9 or more points in every game so far. In fact, no team in the NBA this season has a better net rating in the first 12 minutes than the Timberwolves.

They've continued stellar play throughout the second quarter too, but it's the third quarter that's been their biggest problem.

The Timberwolves have a -32.4 – which is the second-worst figure in the NBA – and own a point differential of -60.

Head coach Tom Thibodeau hasn't held back in criticizing his team this season.

Andrew Wiggins and Zach LaVine are both averaging over 20 points per game this season which gives the Wolves more scoring depth, but the Timberwolves must play better on defense to be legitimate this season.

They tip off with the Oklahoma City Thunder on Saturday at 5 p.m.

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