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Mark Madsen recalls night he was a clank amateur
Mark Madsen recalls night he was a clank amateur

Bad teams and the end of the season can make for some strange situations. Healthy players can develop mysterious (read: nonexistent) injuries. Productive veterans can lose playing time to unproven youngsters. Then there is what happened to Mark Madsen on April 19, 2006. The Minnesota Timberwolves power forward who had not taken a three-point shot in 135 games and 1,617 minutes over parts of the previous three seasons took seven shots from beyond the arc . . . in a span of 9 minutes 4 seconds. Look it up. It happened. The back story is one that should stir empathy in Lakers fans. Minnesota was 15 games below .500 heading into its regular-season finale against playoff-bound Memphis...

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