Timberwolves: Lost season already?

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(Photo courtesy: Minnesota Timberwolves/David Sherman.)

The San Antonio Spurs smacked the Wolves deeper into their losing streak with a 106-88 win in Texas last night.

That means Minnesota has now lost three straight to sink to 16-18, and have dropped nine of their last 14 games stretching back to Dec. 17.

With Kevin Love out of the lineup until mid-March at the earliest -- Star Tribune beat reporter Jerry Zgoda asks the question this morning: Do you feel it slipping away already?

Forward Andrei Kirilenko told the Pioneer Press: "We can't look at the standings right now" ... but ... "to be in the playoffs, you have to win games."

That could start as early as tonight when the Wolves head to Dallas (15-23), another Western Conference team struggling mightily this season. Minnesota has two wins over the Mavericks so far, with the latest victory -- on Dec. 15 -- capping a four-game winning streak at the time.

Those wins, however, were without Dirk Nowitzki in the lineup, who was still recovering from knee surgery.

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