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Jeff Teague blasts Wolves after ‘worst loss’ of season

Minnesota Timberwolves guard Jeff Teague knows how costly his team’s loss to the cellar-dwelling Memphis Grizzlies on Monday was.

After the Wolves shockingly fell at home to the Grizzlies 101-93, Teague sounded off on their poor effort against an opponent with nothing at stake.

“This was the worst loss, by far,” the former All-Star said, according to Jon Krawczynski of the Associated Press. “They’re not playing for anything right now. They’re playing for heart and pride, and they came out and kicked us.”

The loss was especially damaging to the Wolves as they are fighting for their playoff lives and are now just 1.5 games away from dropping to the ninth seed in the Western Conference. Granted, their best player, Jimmy Butler, remains out with a meniscus injury. But even that serves as little solace after a defeat to a 54-loss team that has been setting comical new lows for futility all year.

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