10 years since the playoffs: November 5


This is pretty straight forward Wolves faithful.

We don’t remember what it’s like to be a part of the NBA playoffs anymore, so in this continuing series, we’ll live vicariously through the 2003-04 Minnesota Timberwolves, most likely once a week.

We came to you last week on opening night 2003-04 with a Wolves win. Today, we mark a figure Minnesota wouldn't see the rest of the season, but a team that they would become plenty familiar with throughout the year.

SACRAMENTO 125, MINNESOTA 121 OT: In Minnesota's first clash with their eventual 2003-04 Western Conference semifinal foe, the Wolves come up short in overtime against the Kings.

Kevin Garnett, Latrell Sprewell, and Sam Cassell would combine for 77 of Minnesota's 121 points, but they would drop to 2-3 on the season.

The Kings, missing Chris Webber, would still find a way behind 34 from Peja Stojakovic, 26 of which came in the second half, and 19 off the bench from former Gopher Bobby Jackson.

It would mark the last time the Wolves would be under .500 that season, as they would win 16 of their next 23, and it was their first of 11 matchups with Sacramento.

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