52 is a magical number.
It’s how old Axl Rose is.
It’s the highway in Minnesota where that creepy refinery/supervillain hideout is.
It’s how many Chicken McNuggets it takes for me to overdose and barf in the bathtub.
It’s also how many points goddamn Mo Williams had last night for the Timberwolves. A new franchise record AND the highest point total from anyone in the NBA this year. I missed the game and thought it was a typo when I saw the box score. 52 points sounds more like the total score for the team or the number of turnovers Zach LaVine had. Nope. Mo Williams. Baller.
What got into Mo? I’m fairly certain he graduated with Axl Rose. He shouldn’t be putting up career/franchise highs at this point. The answer is easy: We suck and somebody’s got to score!
And boy did he score. From everywhere. Mo made shots from feet behind the three point line. He threw hook shots from the fifth row. He had a no-look from Lickety Split down the street in full bondage gear. He even scored in the opponents baskets’, traveled back in time, knocked the balls out of the rim and then scored again in our hoop, just for the fuck of it. “Fourth dimension, bitch,” Mo was heard whispering to C.J. Watson.
It also ended our 15 game losing streak. What’s better? Winning a few extra and saving our dignity or going full-tank and getting the #1 pick in the draft? Personally, it doesn’t matter to me. I’m having fun watching the young guys like Wiggins and Muhammad. A Rookie Of The Year and a Slam Dunk Champion will make this year just fine with me. I’m from Iowa. I’m used to being irrelevant.
Next up we play the Suns in Phoenix on Friday. Can the Suns hold on to their status as perennial “good enoughs”? Will Mo get 53? Let’s ride this one-game winning streak baby!