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Shabazz Muhammad
Wolves finally come out on top after heartache, bad luck

His voice cracking and tears welling in his eyes, Flip Saunders pointed to the sky about 20 minutes after the Minnesota Timberwolves — the franchise that has been down on its luck for most of the past 25 years — won the draft lottery to get the No. 1 overall selection. "My dad," Saunders said, unable to complete the sentence. "Sometimes you have to have luck." Saunders' dad, Walter, died last week after a long illness, and the coach and president of the Wolves had been shuttling back and forth between Minnesota and his native Cleveland to be by his father's side. Finally, after several weeks of heartache for Saunders and a lifetime of bad luck for...