Peep Show

Updated: December 2, 2003, 9:00 AM ET
By By Terry Brown | NBA Insider
Minnesota Timberwolves: Kevin Garnett doesn't care how good looking Wally Szczerbiak or Troy Hudson might be. If they're hurt, there's nothing he can do for them or vice versa. "If you're in street clothes and you're not a coach, I don't really look at you," Garnett said in the Minnesota Star Tribune. "And it's not any disrespect to those guys. But it's almost like a tease. When you see a chick in the front row and she's hot -- you don't want to tease yourself. I want to stay focused on who I've got, encourage them and try to motivate them." Both Szczerbiak and Hudson started last year but have been unable to play a single minute this year with injuries.

Chicago Bulls: Tyson Chandler has already missed seven of 17 games so far this season and is finally admitting that his sore back is going to keep him out of even more. "It's pretty painful, and it's not getting better," Chandler said in the Chicago Tribune. "I know it will heal. It's just a matter of when and what it's going to take." He was placed in injured reserve recently, meaning he will miss at least the next five games. "I work hard to be on the court, and I go through a lot of pain when I'm out there," Chandler said. "I don't worry about people judging my character. I know what my character is."

Houston Rockets: Houston may have the tallest guy in the league on its roster but it's the little things that have killed the Rockets on their 1-4 road trip. "It really felt like a training camp practice, where we did a lot of things to help us pay attention to details," Maurice Taylor said in the Houston Chronicle. "When you're in a slump and not playing well, you always go back to your basics, because once you get your basics in line and get back to the things that had you winning in the first place, it helps you. You've got to go back to the little things, because it's not really any large things that are hurting us. It's not passing the ball well, mishandling the ball, free throws. It's the little stuff like that that is killing us. I think sometimes with the season being so long and you not having a lot of practices, you get away from the little things sometimes and just focus on the big things, which is the games."