A usually subdued Flip Saunders walks into the post-game press conference angrier than ever.
Flip Saunders: Let me start out saying this: Do NOT blame that game on Gilbert, OK? I don't care who you play, whether it's Bishop O'Connell, the New Jersey Nets, the University of Maryland, much less an NBA team, when you give up 19 offensive rebounds, you ain't gonna beat anybody.
That was a disgraceful performance. We gave it away. We gave them the frigging game. In my opinion, that sucked.
You can't give up 19 offensive rebounds. Holy crap. I don't know who the hell the basketball gods think we are when we do something like that. We've gone an entire quarter without grabbing a rebound this year. That might be a league record.
And we've still got 54 games left, so there's no telling how many times we do that.
I mean, it's absolutely pitiful to play like we just did. Horrible. Just horrible. Horrible.
Local Minnesota reporter trying to egg him on: Flip, I know we still have 54 games left, but what does this loss do for playoff positioning?
Flip Saunders: Playoffs? Don't talk about, playoffs. You kidding me? Playoffs? I just hope we can win a game.
Disclaimer. This did not actually happen.