When it came to containing Spurs point guard Tony Parker, Minnesota coach Rick Adelman arrived at the Target Center on Wednesday with modest goals.
Apprised that Parker once had a 55-point game in this building — in a Nov. 5, 2008 outing that predated his term as the Timberwolves’ boss — Adelman’s eyes widened.
“We’ll keep him under that,” Adelman deadpanned. “I guarantee it.”
Perhaps the Timberwolves should have been more concerned with Parker’s backcourt mate.
Behind a career-high 28 points from shooting guard Danny Green, made possible by a career-high eight 3-pointers, the Spurs kicked off their annual rodeo trip with a 104-94 victory.