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DALLAS -- The Minnesota Timberwolves began Monday's game without five injured players, and in third quarter, they lost center Nikola Pekovic to a sprained ankle. Shrugging off their latest injury, the Timberwolves rode a balanced effort to a 90-82 win over the sliding Dallas Mavericks at American Airlines Center. Five Minnesota players scored in double figures, led by Pekovic, who finished with 20 despite leaving in the third quarter. Alexey Shved chipped in with a season-high 16 points off the bench, including a long 3-pointer in the fourth quarter that essentially put Dallas away. "We had a pretty gutsy performance by us tonight," Timberwolves guard Luke Ridnour said. "People stepped up, and it was a great team win tonight. With all the guys we have out and losing Pekovic in the (third) quarter, our team stepped up. Our defense is really allowing us to be in games and win games." It was a frustrating night for the Mavericks, punctuated by coach Rick...
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With 2:46 remaining in the third quarter of Monday's game in Dallas, Nikola Pekovic left the court with a sprained left ankle. He is out for the night.
Pekovic sustained the injury while running down the court, and it appears as if he stepped on Vince Carter's foot to trigger the fall. Before leaving the game, he had 20 points and six rebounds. Greg Stiemsma entered the...
Minnesota Timberwolves swingman Chase Budinger will miss the next three to four months while recovering from surgery to repair a torn lateral meniscus in his left knee.
Dr. James Andrews performed the surgery Tuesday, three days after Budinger was injured in a game against the Chicago Bulls.
Minnesota is already playing without Kevin Love, Ricky Rubio, JJ Barea and Brandon Roy...
MINNEAPOLIS Timberwolves small forward Chase Budinger will miss a minimum of three months after surgery Tuesday to repair the torn meniscus in his left knee, according to reports from Yahoo! Sports.
Dr. James Andrews performed the surgery. Andrews' list of previous patients includes Michael Jordan, Jack Nicklaus, Drew Brees and John Smoltz. During surgery, the meniscus was completely...
Minnesota Timberwolves @ Dallas Mavericks The Minnesota Timberwolves face the Dallas Mavericks tonight at the America Airlines Center. The Wolves are starting their season off well and are starting to turn heads, getting wins when they are playing crippled with injures. They’re going to have to keep making the magic happen, [...]
DALLAS -- A balanced effort led the Minnesota Timberwolves past the sliding Dallas Mavericks 90-82 Monday night at American Airlines Center. Five Timberwolves scored in double figures, led by Nikola Pekovic, who finished with 20 despite leaving in the third quarter with a sprained ankle. Alexey Shved chipped in with a season-high 16 points off the bench, including a long 3-pointer...
The Dallas Mavericks dance team has new uniforms this season and apparently a few of the fans aren’t feeling them. They think the costumes are too skimpy. The team debuted the new unis last week but in my opinion they look similar to what most teams wear. Check out uniforms from The Luv-a-Bulls, Miami Heat [...]
The banged-up Minnesota Timberwolves aren't getting any reinforcements for their game against the Charlotte Bobcats.
Center Nikola Pekovic, shooting guard Brandon Roy and point guard J.J. Barea all were scratched for the game on Wednesday with injuries, leaving the Wolves with just nine healthy players.
Pekovic sprained his left ankle against Dallas on Monday night. Roy is...
The Dallas Mavericks certainly are struggling, but their recent problems don't seem nearly as difficult to overcome as those facing the winless Washington Wizards.
Dallas looks to end a three-game skid by earning its fifth straight victory over visiting Washington on Wednesday night.
The Mavericks (4-4) won four of their first five games without Dirk Nowitzki, but they'...
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When the Los Angeles Lakers formed their superteam earlier in the off-season, Dallas Mavericks outspoken owner Mark Cuban was quoted saying that he hoped the team would suck.
So far, his hopes have been coming true as Los Angeles currently stands at 2-4 and are now in for a coaching search. The Lakers recently fired head coach Mike Brown Friday morning...
MINNEAPOLIS And then there were nine.
The Timberwolves announced at shootaround Wednesday that, in addition to Kevin Love, Ricky Rubio and Chase Budinger (all out with long-term injures), Brandon Roy, J.J. Barea and Nikola Pekovic will be unavailable for Wednesday's game against the Bobcats.
Barea sprained his left foot last Wednesday night and has not played since. Coach Rick...
The Dallas Mavericks are hoping some key injuries aren't finally catching up with them.
The short-handed Minnesota Timberwolves are dealing with similar concerns as they travel to Dallas for a matchup of two banged-up clubs Monday night.
After winning four of its first five games without star forward Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas (4-3) is coming off its second straight road defeat...