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MINNEAPOLIS With 67 seconds remaining in the Timberwolves' 2012 home opener, the sold-out Target Center crowd at once took its feet. It was uncanny, almost, the unity with which an entire arena rose and realized that the season it had been dreaming of since long before the last one ever ended would begin with a win.
The fans got just a minute to revel in it. They should have had more time, perhaps, after the Timberwolves' early dominance, but a minute was enough. When a city is conditioned to believe that a blown lead can't be recouped and the fourth quarter is for listless sputtering, nights like Friday can be excruciating. When the Timberwolves ceded the lead to the Kings in the third quarter, it was easy to imagine the bottom had dropped out, that this team had regressed to some rougher, rawer form of its preseason self.
Last season, stumbles became spirals into losses that no one wanted to talk about, much less think about. Last season, everyone held their breath ...
BEST OF MAXIM
Anyone who knows Brandon Roy can attest to that fact that Roy is a real calm and cool cat both on and off of the floor. But come Friday evening in Sacramento, the Minnesota Timberwolves guard will likely be a ball of nerves as his NBA comeback tour kicks off in Minnesota’s regular season opener.
It has been a very long and very interesting 19 months since Roy last played in...
MINNEAPOLIS Rick Adelman told Brandon Roy not to worry about the missed shots. Dont worry about the 10 field goals, the five three-pointers, the two free throws. Theyll come.
My, what a positive after a 92-80 win that came in spite of the Timberwolves offense, in spite of Roys shooting, in spite of so much. But Adelman isnt delusional. Hes been doing this too long to be. Hes had...
MINNEAPOLIS The Timberwolves held their final practice on Thursday before the regular season begins Friday night at home against the Kings. Finally.They'll be one of seven teams come Friday that have yet to play a game and the only Western Conference team that won't have taken the court. If it weren't for the Knicks-Nets cancellation, the Timberwolves would have been...
The T’Wolves are an interesting team, a nice young core with little experience, but tons of talent. However, they are starting the season facing injuries to major contributors on the team. Kevin Love and Ricky Rubio won’t be back for a while out with a broken hand and recovering from ACL surgery respectively.
They did add Andrei Kirilenko and Chase Bundinger which should be able...
(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. AP Photos.) By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Sports Writer Brandon Roy's once-balky knees have been holding up.
Now the Minnesota Timberwolves are going to put those valuable joints of his to the test.
When the Timberwolves host Sacramento on Friday night, Roy will take the court and complete a remarkable comeback from chronic pain in both of his knees...
MINNEAPOLIS On Wednesday, James Harden's deal in Houston got done, as did Steph Curry's with Golden State and DeMar DeRozan's in Toronto. Chicago and Taj Gibson took it down to the wire. So did Jrue Holiday and Philadelphia, but both got their money. As the clock ticked to midnight, these and other members of the draft class of 2009 learned their fates; the winners saw...
Ricky Rehabbing Knee
So, I had planned on doing a little blurb about every team in the NBA leading up to a grand Timberwolves finale today. I made it through the Eastern Conference and I'm freaking exhausted. So, today I'm doing the Wolves season preview as planned, and maybe I'll haiku the crap out of the rest of the conference early next week.
Chance for the playoffs...
The Minnesota Timberwolves fell apart last season after Ricky Rubio went down with an injury. How they'll fare with both him and star Kevin Love sidelined to begin the 2012-13 campaign remains to be seen.
Brandon Roy and a host of newcomers make their team debuts Friday night when Minnesota hosts the Sacramento Kings, who will look to clean up their play after dropping their...
J.J. Barea had 21 points and five assists in 28 minutes for Minnesota, helping the Timberwolves overcome a weak shooting performance in their season opener and beat the Sacramento Kings 92-80 on Friday night.
Brandon Roy pitched in 10 points, six assists and five rebounds and Andrei Kirilenko added 10 points, seven rebounds and five assists as both players returned to NBA action...
The Minnesota Timberwolves may be in position to gain a rare win over the Toronto Raptors.
The Timberwolves have lost 14 of their last 15 in this series and eight straight in Toronto heading into Sunday night's matchup with the 0-2 Raptors.
Minnesota (1-0) hasn't won in Toronto since Jan. 21, 2004. But the Timberwolves, who visit Brooklyn on Monday, start their first set...