Searching for a Silver Lining in Minnesota’s Historic Collapse

The Timberwolves may still have reason to believe after Game 3 meltdown against the Grizzlies.

In front of a deafening home crowd that has long been starved for reasons to cheer—Minnesota has won one playoff game

at home since 2005—a quick 12-0 lead soon mushroomed into a 26-point advantage, spawning M-V-P chants for Karl-Anthony Towns

Even after the Grizzlies cut their deficit to seven at halftime by holding the Wolves scoreless in the last 5:44 of the second quarter,