Sports Weekend, part one: Timberwolves game
Last night, my homeboy Mike and I went to the Timberwolves/Warriors game at Target Center. We weren’t fortunate enough to have my work seats; so we had to get tickets the old fashioned way: scalping. The one benefit of being home to a horrible team and poorly run organization is that tickets are affordable for most. We found our way into $125 tickets, purchasing them for $35 each.
Located in section 110, row H, the seats were very nice, until we realized we were in the wrong section. The usher told us to go the wrong way to our seats, pointing us to section 111. Nice work, usher! After we got to our real seats, we enjoyed a very good game, with the Timberwolves playing one of their best all around games, winning 115-108. Al Jefferson had 32 points, 10 rebounds; Ryan Gomes had 21 and 10; Kevin Love, our prized rookie had his best offensive game with 19 points and 8 rebounds in 26 minutes off the bench.
This was a big win for the Timberwolves. They were coming off franchise record loss in Dallas where they blew a 29 point lead in the 3rd quarter. That was a game they had in their hands, and as has been the case in many close games, they don’t know how to close the deal. Tonight, they rebounded from that loss, and closed the deal against Golden State.
After the game, we went to KT’s place and hung out there for a while. She has a nice place downtown, roomy 1-bedroom, nice view, indoor pool, workout facility, it’s a place I’d definitely like to live at. I’ll have to check with her to see what rent is; since it’s downtown, it’s probably a little pricy.
Overall, it was a good night. Tomorrow, I’ll be attending the Minnesota Wild vs. Detroit Red Wings game at the Xcel Energy Center. Puck drops at 7. That experience will be blogged about as well. The sports weekend continues…