Found December 21, 2012 on
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The entire Minnesota Timberwolves organization, the emotion of their victory over the mighty Oklahoma City Thunder still coursing through their veins, ran up to Kevin Love, spread their arms and implored him:
“How do you like us now?”
OK, nobody did that. They would have been forgiven if they had, however. Ten days after arguably the best power forward in the NBA was quoted in a story questioning the direction of the franchise, the Wolves delivered one of the statement wins of the season by any team. If Love wishes to play for a contender, Thursday offered a glimpse of what that might look like if he sticks it out in Minnesota.
Five years and zero playoff appearances into his professional career, Love is understandably impatient to play for a winning team. Al Jefferson and Kevin Garnett preceded him in his aggravation in the Twin Cities, and Love’s soul-baring interview with Yahoo! Sports was greeted with less outrage than heads nodding in agreement. The Timberwolves have spent almo...
BEST OF MAXIM
MINNEAPOLIS No one waited for Ricky Rubio.They scattered fast, the Minnesota Timberwolves, after Thursday's 99-93 upset of the Thunder, but Rubio remained in his signature long ice bath, doing whatever he does that last year made the media queue at his locker, clawing their way to the front of the scrum, deadlines seemingly irrelevant.A week ago, following his debut, Rubio talked...
There’s a good chance that Minnesota Timberwolves guard Malcolm Lee will require micro-fracture surgery, which would bring an end to his season, reports Jerry Zgoda of the Star Tribune.And there's a good chance Lee needs surgery -- possibly micro-fracture surgery, like Rashad McCants had many years ago -- and will be lost for the season.Minnesota will continue evaluating...
MINNEAPOLIS If you're still on an adrenaline hangover from Thursday night's Timberwolves upset of the Thunder, there's no need to stop thinking about Minnesota's best game thus far this season. Here's a closer look at the 99-93 win by the numbers:12 games: The win snapped the Thunder's 12-game winning streak and their 12-game winning streak over the Timberwolves...
Josh Howard has a torn ACL and will be waived by the Timberwolves.
The Minnesota Timberwolves ended the Thunder's 12 game winning streak last night when they beat them 99-93. The wolves were lead by Kevin Love like usual with 28 points and 11 boards. On the other side of the ball Kevin Durant lead the way with 33 points and two of them came in a very unusual way. Check out the video below of Durant taking the ball to the hole and drawing...
MINNEAPOLIS -- On the Minnesota Timberwolves' roster, guard J.J. Barea is listed at an even 6 feet. That is a significant exaggeration. And yet, the smallest player on the Target Center court Thursday night ended up standing the tallest, felling the streaking Oklahoma City Thunder in the process. Barea scored 14 of his 18 points in the fourth quarter, including 12 Minnesota...
MINNEAPOLIS When the buzzer sounded on the Minnesota Timberwolves' 99-93 win over Oklahoma City on Thursday, the Thunder's 12-game winning streak was snapped.
It was the longest such streak since the Thunder became the Thunder, and when it died, so too did OKC's stretch of the same length of wins over Minnesota. Done and done. To blink and wonder if that really happened...
MINNEAPOLIS The last time the Timberwolves played the Thunder, on April 14, they lost by five points, 115-110, and the game was within two points with just 16 seconds left.
The time before that, on March 23, it went to double overtime, another Timberwolves loss, 149-140. That night, J.J. Barea had a triple-double and Kevin Love scored a career-high 51 points. Barea finished with...
MINNEAPOLIS It didn't end predictably, to a San Antonio team that could have eviscerated it or an Atlanta squad that could have tricked it into submission. It didn't end to a Brooklyn group that could have trampled it before it ballooned or to a bunch from Houston led by a beard with an axe to grind.It didn't end in any way anyone would have drawn up, and so of course...
J.J. Barea ended Oklahoma City's 12-game winning streak almost all by himself.
Playing with the tenacity that made him so important to the Mavericks' run to the title two years ago, Barea scored 14 of his 18 points in the fourth quarter to lift the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 99-93 victory over the Thunder on Thursday night.
Kevin Love had 28 points, 11 rebounds and seven...
Pre Game News and Notes
Timberwolves vs. Knicks: MSG 5pm
The Knicks look to bounce back after a tough loss Friday against the Bulls in a match-up against the surprisingly 13-11 Minnesota Timberwolves. It is the last home game for the Knicks on their home stand before embarking on a west coast trip next week. For the Knicks, the Timberwolves will not be at full strength with...