Kevin Love
Kevin Love
Stomps the competition

At the all-star break, nine teams in the NBA’s tough Western Conference have records better than the Timberwolves, who are 17-17, equaling their victory total of last season. The top eight teams go to the playoffs.

Can the Wolves, at this juncture, dare think about playoffs?

“Interestingly enough, I think (coach Rick Adelman) has put them into a place now that we will be striving to try to get into the playoffs,” Wolves owner Glen Taylor said Thursday. “Even though we’re 10th, we’re just (one game) out of eighth. So that’s certainly all achievable if things go well.

“There’s no reason for them not to try that and work hard for it. It’s going to be tough because there are so many other teams that are so close. But I can’t believe that the guys, now that they’ve seen what they can do in the first half of the season, won’t put that as part of their goal.”

– Reported by theĀ St. Paul Pioneer Press