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The game went into one overtime, then another. It seemed as if it might never end. Or that Madsen might never stop shooting. He hoisted his first three-point attempt early in the first overtime. It missed, but he didn't stop there. He took another in the first overtime and five more in the second, with two of the shots coming in try-try-again fashion after a teammate rebounded his miss and fed him the ball for another shot. None of them went in. Madsen finished 0 for 7 from behind the arc (one for 15 overall) during the Timberwolves' 102-92 loss. Not surprisingly, he doesn't recall the experience fondly. "Imagine being out there, catching the ball at the three-point line and the whole arena is yelling, 'Shoot,'" Madsen said this week. "It doesn't make me feel good. So in my mind, I'm like, you know what, I've worked hard on my game. I'm going to go out there and knock these down." Los Angeles Times

He hoisted his first three-point attempt early in the first overtime. It missed, but he didn't stop there. He took another in the first overtime and five more in the second, with two of the shots coming in try-try-again fashion after a teammate rebounded his miss and fed him the ball for another shot. None of them went in. Madsen finished 0 for 7 from behind the arc (one for 15 overall) during the Timberwolves' 102-92 loss. Not surprisingly, he doesn't recall the experience fondly. "Imagine being out there, catching the ball at the three-point line and the whole arena is yelling, 'Shoot,'" Madsen said this week. "It doesn't make me feel good. So in my mind, I'm like, you know what, I've worked hard on my game. I'm going to go out there and knock these down." Los Angeles Times

"There was a role that I felt I could have played and I had a number of DNPs that year," Madsen said. "I was frustrated with that. I wanted to go out there and show people some of the things I could do, some of the things I had been working on." Los Angeles Times

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Until he finally makes the postseason, his stats will always be talked about as empty statistics by naysayers. Those same naysayers are also secretly hoping he decides to sign with their franchise in 2015 when he makes the biggest decision of his career. Does he continue building with the Wolves and finally pull them into the playoffs under his next career progression? Or does he bolt for sunnier winter climates and start fresh? The scary thing for Wolves fans is there aren't a lot of people outside of the organization who believe he'll stick around. The scary thing for the rest of the NBA is that I'm not even sure Kevin Love has stopped improving his game. He's still putting up historic numbers and making them look routine. CBSSports.com

Rubio has struggled to score around the basket all season, but he attacked aggressively from the beginning of Wednesday’s 123-122 overtime victory over the Mavericks. Included in his repertoire was that a seldom-seen running floater used to counter approaching shot blockers. “He definitely has to develop that shot,” Adelman said. “He has to learn how to get shots off when he gets into that area because when their big guys are there, he has to get over them. [San Antonio point guard] Tony Parker developed that shot and it makes him so difficult to guard. We’ve worked on that with him, but it’s got to come in the games. It’s got to translate into the games.” Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Dwight Howard is still in his first season as a Houston Rocket, but he’s already thoroughly embraced his new home. After the Rockets’ Thursday blowout win over the Minnesota Timberwolves, Howard hung out with Houston Texans running back Arian Foster and former Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel. For The Win

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Love played 36 minutes Friday, when Adelman tried to get him and the other starters rest to start the second quarter but brought Love and Pekovic back after five minutes when the Bobcats outscored the Wolves’ second unit 17-8 to start the quarter and assumed control of the game. “It’s something we’re trying to do to be more efficient,” Adelman said about needing to play his starters more and often overmatched bench less. “How much I can do that, we’ll see.” Love said he’s willing, even if there’s an accompanying price. “Anything Coach asks, I’ll go out and play,” Love said. “It’s just something I’ve had to do. I’m just lucky it’s not 48 minutes. If I can get to sub-40, I’ll be feeling a little bit better.” Minneapolis Star-Tribune

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“I really don’t care. I didn’t see it, but they told me about it when I got here,” forward Corey Brewer said. “It’s his opinion, man. People out there have opinions. He said what he wanted to say. Who cares?” I was talking to Brewer alone, so I pressed him a little. But you don’t agree with him, I said with a laugh. “I don’t agree. Of course, why would I agree? It’s stupidity, but it’s his opinion,” Brewer said. Minneapolis Star-Tribune

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