Zach LaVine Uncorks a Nasty 360 Slam

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The Minnesota Timberwolves may only have 20 wins with 18 games to go.

And they may not have a realistic rotation that goes beyond six guys.

And they may be led by a man who couldn't coach his way out of a paper bag.

But thanks to impressive youngsters like Zach LaVine, they're still fun to watch in defeat.

Mostly because of stuff like this nasty 360 slam from the Timberwolves' Monday-night loss to the Charlotte Hornets.

LaVine put up 19 points, but did so inefficiently, shooting 7-of-20 from the field.

His fellow young bucks, Andrew Wiggins and Karl-Anthony Towns, had big, efficient outputs though. KAT shot 11-of-18 from the field for 28 points, 14 rebounds, 2 assists, and 2 blocks. Wiggins put up 25 points on 11-of-17 from the field to go with five boards.

But while scoring wasn't much of a problem in their 108-103 loss, scoring prevention was.

"We played well, the thing that got us was we had times we weren't scoring and we weren't playing defense," Wiggins said after the game. "We played hard, we played hard. The whole team, we gave it our all."

That'll do it.

Let's hope for the sake of LaVine, Wiggins, and Towns that interim head coach Sam Mitchell won't be returning next year so they can start building toward the future. I heard Tom Thibodeau needs a job.