HoopsHype Gorgui Dieng Buzz Meter

by HoopsHype - Updated: November 22, 2014 | 11:06 PM

Andy Greder

Early game story: #Twolves Gorgui Dieng has tough task of guarding DeMarcus Cousins without much help in #Kings win. twincities.com/timberwolves/c…

Bill Herenda

T’Wolves up 52-48 @ 1/2, Sac 14 assists on 19 FGs but 2-12 3FGs, Cousins leads all scorers w/15, Brewer 11, Dieng 10 #NBA #SacKings

Jon Krawczynski

#TWolves 24, #Kings 21 after 1. Bennett with 6, Dieng with 4 and 4 and just blocked Boogie at buzzer. Kings 37.5% and 5 TOs

Andy Greder

Interestingly, the thin #Twolves are rolling with the starters for most of first quarter. Dieng, Bennett and Brewer each with one foul.

Jon Krawczynski

23 seconds into the game, Dieng picks up a foul on Cousins. Flip really concerned about Kings' ability to draw fouls

Andy Greder

#Twolves projected starters: SF Andrew Wiggins, PF Anthony Bennett, C Gorgui Dieng, SG Corey Brewer and PG Mo Williams.

Andy Greder

In a matchup with DeMarcus Cousins, #Twolves coach Flip Saunders' message to center Gorgui Dieng: "Survival."

Paul Garcia

A Gorgui Dieng-Anthony Bennett high-low play is the opposite of a Boris Diaw-Tim Duncan high-low play. SA 82-60 in 3Q.

Andy Greder

Reminder: #Twolves have 10 active players against the defending champs. Starters are Wiggins, Muhammad, Dieng, Brewer and Williams.

Jerry Zgoda

Spurs are starting Kawhi, Duncan, Diaw, Parker, Green vs. Wolves' Mo, Brewer, Wiggins, Dieng and Shabazz

Jeff McDonald

Spurs: Parker, Green, Leonard, Duncan, Diaw. Wolves: Mo Williams, Brewer, Wiggins, Muhammad, Dieng.

Kevin Pelton

Sure, Knicks-Timberwolves has been one of tonight's most lopsided games. But you're missing Gorgui Dieng's touch passing.

Jon Krawczynski

Gorgui Dieng tried to go coast-to-coast and it ended with him airballing a dunk, as it should have

Andy Greder

With a short bench, #Twolves have yet to be called for a foul. A good thing of center Gorgui Dieng, et al.

Andy Greder

Without Pekovic and Young and Rubio, #Twolves could have four starters with two or fewer years experience: Dieng, Bennett, Wiggins, Lavine.

Jon Krawczynski

Oh and Turiaf still out with the hip. So Gorgui Dieng is going to have to play 48 minutes, basically

Earl K. Sneed

Brandan Wright got dunked on by Shabazz Muhammad at one end. He returned the favor on Gorgui Dieng at the other end. #DALvsMIN

Earl K. Sneed

WOW! Tyson Chandler just threw Gorgui Dieng's shot into the 2nd row behind the @Dallas Mavericks' bench. #DALvsMIN

Jason Calmes

TWolves have Dieng (a good passer) doing some facilitating. Davis sagging off, will probably get his hands in some passing lanes

Jimmy Smith

#TWolves starters: Wiggins, Dieng, Pekovic, Martin, LaVine.

John Schuhmann

Wow. This Mo Williams dime to Gorgui Dieng was slick. Kidd-esque, even. on.nba.com/1qy6SzD

Andy Greder

Three-pointer from #Twolves Now blog: Rubio sprains left ankle; Williams and Dieng better; rebounding disparity. blogs.twincities.com/timberwolves/2…

Jerry Zgoda

Wolves 52, Magic 47 at the half. Dieng plays the final 17 minutes after Pek gets two quick fouls

Jerry Zgoda

Mo and Shabazz into game w/ Hummel, DIeng and Brewer to start 2nd qtr

Jerry Zgoda

Gorgui Dieng meets w/ US Army Sgt Bacary Sambou. From Senegal, Sambou is part of NBA's Veteran's Day commemoration http://t.co/azmJ7VOxLX

Andy Greder

#Twolves center Gorgui Dieng is an eye-popping minus-27. Mo Williams in the same club at minus-22.

Jerry Zgoda

Before you trade away Pek to make room for Dieng as starter Wolves Nation, go back to the tape of tonight's opening 11 minutes

Jerry Zgoda

Dieng first sub into game for Pek, and Lopez goes to work, making his 2nd shot in 9 tries and getting a 3-point play he doesn't convert

Devin Kharpertian

Mirza blocked a Gorgui Dieng dunk!?

Andy Greder

#Twolves coach Flip Saunders tells @wccoradio he probably wants to get center Gorgui Dieng more time. Also has to get Nikola Pekovic going.

Jerry Zgoda

Flip's got 4 subs -- Brewer, AB, DIeng and Mo -- in there with starter Ricky

Andy Greder

#Twolves Gorgui Dieng is yet again the first player off coach Flip Saunders' bench.

Jon Krawczynski

Not sure why Dieng isn't in right now. He's been the difference all game for Wolves.

Jon Krawczynski

Gorgui Dieng. Awfully impressive.

Jerry Zgoda

Dieng hurt, down holding hand or finger

Andy Greder

#Twolves Mo Williams and Gorgui Dieng were plus-11 in first quarter. Meanwhile, Nikola Pekovic and Corey Bewer were minus-9.

Jerry Zgoda

Just FYI, final roster: Bennett, Brewer, Budinger, Dieng, Hummel, LaVine, Martin, Muhammad, Pek, GR3, Rubio, Turiaf, Wiggins, Mo, Young

Darren Wolfson

Rubio's contract not the only one on #Twolves minds before Oct. ends. They'll exercise 2015-2016 options w/ Muhammad, Dieng, and Bennett.

Jorge Sierra

No. 1 trending topic on HoopsHype right now? Wolves big man Gorgui Dieng, of course. shar.es/1179Cq