The Minnesota Timberwolves would appear to have little left to play for, but they still have a chance to accomplish one feat.
By winning their final two home games, the Timberwolves would finish above .500 at the Target Center for the first since 2005-06, and they will try to take the first step toward that goal Saturday night against the Phoenix Suns.
Minnesota (29-50) is set to miss the playoffs for the ninth consecutive season but has a shot at a small consolation prize: a winning record at home. The Timberwolves are 19-20 there this season and will face the Suns (24-55) and Jazz on their final homestand.
They were competitive in Utah on Friday but finished 0-3 on their road trip with a 107-100 loss. J.J. Barea's season-high 23 points paced six players in double figures in that defeat, the team's third game in four nights.
"And (Saturday) will be our fourth game in (five) nights, and the team we play (Phoenix) is there waiting for us," coach Rick Adelman said. "It makes no se...