No player in the NBA has been burned like Shabazz Napier was by Kris Dunn on Sunday. The Wolves' rookie point guard undressed Napier with a filthy around the back dribble. And by around the back, we mean around Napier's back.
"You gotta be borderline crazy to do that," Portland's TV announcer said.
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With Ricky Rubio benched the entire fourth quarter after getting destroyed by Portland's C.J. McCollum, Dunn played the fourth quarter and finished the game with 11 points on 5 of 7 shooting. He added 4 assists, 3 blocks and a steal.
"No. I feel I can do a lot more," said Dunn when asked if it was a breakout game for him, according to Wolves Radio. "It just takes time. I'm trying to learn the game more and more. I don't know what my breakthrough game is, but this definitely wasn't it."
Minnesota lost 95-89. Despite an 11-23 record, the Wolves are only 3 1/2 games out of a playoff spot.