Timberwolves guard Luke Ridnour was sitting in front of his locker after Friday's game, head down, hands on his knees. "This is tough," he said, shaking his head. "This stretch is really tough. We're just fading, and we have to try to stop this thing." But how? After the Washington Wizards thrilled a far-below-capacity crowd at the Verizon Center with a stunning offensive display in a 114-101 victory, the question is how are the injury-riddled Wolves -- who have lost three straight and eight of nine -- going to stop the bleeding?