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For a team that was showing so much promise earlier in the season, it’s the renewal of a troubling trend. The Wolves have shown a propensity to plummet in the final weeks of the season over the past few years, having lost 15 in a row to finish last season and 29 of their final 31 games in 2010. The Wolves have not won a game in April since 2009.

“It’s effort. They beat us to every loose ball, they beat us to every play, they beat us off the dribble, every play,” Adelman said. “If things start turning a little bit south on you and you’re just going to quit at that end, you’re never going to win. You’re never going to change the mentality.”

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