Before US-based news about that other election going down tomorrow swamps the entire blogosphere, BiE wants to get in news of our own polling results. With voting closed on Sunday, it has been decided by readers that the Minnesota Timberwolves of Andrei Kirilenko, Alexey Shved, Nikola Pekovic and hopefully-someday-soon Ricky Rubio will serve as the official NBA home team of BallinEurope for the 2012-13 season.
The T-wolves pulled out to an early lead in the polling and the Toronto Raptors threatened a couple of times over the course of four days, but could never close the gap, ultimately losing 34%-26%. The Denver Nuggets and Portland Trail Blazers garnered an identical 56 votes apiece to finish at 18%. BallinEurope thanks the 300-plus who took the time to cast their ballot in this crucial election.
Ironically, BiE notes that yesterday the Raps torched the Eurowolves in Canada, 105-86. Despite 17 points from Kirilenko and 15 from Pekovic, the short-handed Minnesota tormented itself with turnovers aplenty (including six combined from Peks and Shved) and got further bad news when Jose Barea left the game with a concussion.
Is it too early to worry about a curse?