Found November 05, 2012 on
Los That Sports Blog:
Tweet Per the NBA Official website, Minnesota Timberwolves guard J.J. Barea and Cleveland cavaliers guard David Sloan were the first victims of the NBA’s new anti-flopping policy: Regarding Barea: With 10.04 remaining in the fourth period of the Minnesota vs. Sacramento game (Nov. 2) JJ Barea of the Timberwolves committed a physical act that was [...]
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
MINNEAPOLIS In an arena a thousand miles from Brandon Roy's new home, the conversation twisted in a way it's never twisted before.
It ballooned bigger than just two or three games. It sped through the shooting guard and his coach's attempts to gradually test limits. When it comes to the Minnesota Timberwolves guard, the conclusions are forming more quickly than they...
NEW YORK There's no Timberwolves practice today, so here are a few tidbits from Monday night, chief among them the success of the bench in the team's 107-96 win over the Nets.
Probably the most telling stat of the past week was reinforced in Brooklyn, where the trio of Chase Budinger, J.J. Barea and Dante Cunningham continued to be an incredibly effective unit off the bench...
The Timberwolves are trying to tread water until Kevin Love and Ricky Rubio return from their respective injuries.
BROOKLYN, N.Y. It took a haircut and some concussion tests, a veteran coach and a magical momentum shift, and with that strange combination of luck, brains and skill, the Timberwolves coopted Brooklyn's fairy tale.
For three quarters on Monday, Brooklyn looked as if its hot streak would continue. There was an arena and then a storm, then finally a win, and then the strongest...
Brandon Roy dealt with a swarm of media tonight wanting to talk about his return to the NBA. Some of the topics he addressed include his time away from the game, how his time playing ball with friends got him feeling like he could return and how his body is reacting to playing against NBA competition.
Rookie guard Alexey Shved and Chase Budinger led a furious rally from 22 points down, and the Minnesota Timberwolves came back to stun the Brooklyn Nets 107-96 on Monday night.
Shved made the go-ahead basket with 2:35 remaining and had a pair of 3-pointers in the fourth quarter after going scoreless for the first three. The Timberwolves scored the final 11 points in an impressive...
Mark Cheel was able to chat with Luke Ridnour about being the oldest player on the Wolves roster, back issues that slowed him down and his goals for the current season.
Here is the local media members covering the MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES Newspaper- The largest newspaper in the region is the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. They appear to have a fairly comprehensive sports section, including an area dedicated to the Timberwolves. Beat writer Jerry Zgoda (Twitter) also maintain the paper’s On the Wolves blog. Columnists Chip Scoggins (Twitter), Patrick Reusse
The story every basketball fan will be talking about around the water cooler this season is Brandon Roy’s return to the NBA.
BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- Nikola Pekovic doesn't think he plays any differently against the Nets franchise, whether it's located in Brooklyn, New Jersey or anywhere else. But the performances say otherwise. The 6-foot-11 Pekovic, a third-year center out of Montenegro, had 27 points and 11 rebounds in a win over the New Jersey Nets last February in Newark. On Monday, Pekovic...
The Minnesota Timberwolves erased a 22-point third-quarter deficit and rolled to a 107-96 win over the Brooklyn Nets on Monday. Nikola Pekovic paced the Timberwolves with 21 points, and Chase Budinger and Andrei Kirilenko each scored 16 points. Minnesota outscored Brooklyn 32-10 in the fourth quarter, ending the night by scoring the final 11 points. Timberwolves rookie Alexey...
The Minnesota Timberwolves found themselves on the verge of a second consecutive loss before a big rally their last time out.
Now they're hoping for a change of fortunes against the Orlando Magic.
Minnesota tries to avoid an eighth consecutive loss to visiting Orlando, which could be without injured point guard Jameer Nelson again Wednesday night.
One day after falling 105...
POUND THE ROCK STARS - On a nightly basis, no matter how good or bad the Raps play, no matter if they blow out a team or if they get blown out and no matter if they win or lose, these are the Raptors with the best 'Pound the Rock' status for the night.FINAL SCORE: RAPTORS 105, WOLVES 86 SEASON RECORD: 1W-2LPOUND THE ROCK STAR #1: KYLE LOWRYLINE: 22 pts (8-10)...
Two NBA players have already been issued warnings about flopping under the NBA’s new anti-flopping rule. Guards J.J. Barea of the Minnesota Timberwolves and Donald Sloan of the Cleveland Cavaliers are the offenders and both of the “flops” occurred during games on Friday. Check out the plays and let me know what you think. In my opinion, Donald definitely showcased a [...]