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insidehoops 04-27-2012 06:09 AM

Wolves lose season finale 131-102 to Denver
 
On a night when too many of his teammates proved they didn't give a whit, Timberwolves center Brad Miller said farewell to a 14-year NBA career, sobbing as he came to the sideline late in a horrendous, season-ending 131-102 loss to Denver on Thursday at Target Center.

Afterward, Wolves coach Rick Adelman called it a "statement game" that only "reinforces" his thinking about roster changes his team must make during a summer he calls crucial.

And he used Miller's final game -- one in which Miller left the floor for the last time shortly after making one final three-pointer and delivering a pass for a back-door layup -- as an example for all those teammates who made their statement by stinking up the joint once again.

"He's terrific. I hate to see him go out in a game like that because that's not how he plays," said Adelman, who has coached Miller with three different teams. "Even at the end of his career, he's going to give you everything he has."

-- Minneapolis Star Tribune


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