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The Minnesota Timberwolves appear close to getting one of their top players back from injury, but likely not soon enough to help end their struggles in Philadelphia.
To win two straight for the first time in almost a month, the Wolves must snap a four-game road skid against the 76ers on Tuesday night.
Kevin Love has averaged 21.7 points and 15.3 rebounds in six games since missing the first nine with a broken hand, but Minnesota (7-8) is 2-4 with him in the lineup. That's partly because injuries to Chase Budinger (knee), Andrei Kirilenko (back) and Brandon Roy (knee) have made it hard for the Timberwolves to make consistent strides, but the team could be in for some good news.
Second-year guard Ricky Rubio completed his first extensive practice in nearly nine months Sunday and appears close to returning from a torn ACL that forced him to miss the final 25 games last season.
"I felt pretty good, but I want to be perfect," said Rubio, who averaged 10.6 points, 8.2 as...
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Minnesota Timberwolves’ guard Ricky Rubio is getting closer and closer to returning to the basketball court. He reportedly “felt pretty good” following practice, according to the Associated Press. “After a long time, I’m on the court again,” Rubio said. “It felt pretty good to start knowing my teammates again.” “It will feel weird for a [...]
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MINNEAPOLIS Rick Adelman's face should have lit up.
It was Friday night, 48 or so hours removed from the announcement that Ricky Rubio could return to full-contact practice. There would be another day before the Timberwolves and their point guard could get on the court together, and you had to imagine Adelman, even Adelman, would be getting excited.
But not quite. "Are...
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PHILADELPHIA -- All-Star forward Kevin Love routinely records double-doubles for the Minnesota Timberwolves. On Tuesday night, though, it was his teammates who redoubled their efforts. Reserve guard Alexey Shved scored 17 points, and Josh Howard and J.J. Barea recorded double-doubles as Minnesota ripped the Philadelphia 76ers, 105-88. Love, playing his seventh game since returning...
Ricky Rubio, who has been recovering from a torn ACL suffered back in March, practiced for the first time on Sunday and said his knee responded well. His first real practice in nine months was highlighted by a pass he sent through Josh Howard’s legs to an open teammate, which he said “felt good.” While he is right on schedule, there is still no timetable for a return and the...
MINNEAPOLIS Pass, pass, shot. Pass, turnover. Rebound, shot, rebound, turnover. Dribble, dribble, dribble.
For nearly every game at the beginning of last season, R.J. Adelman's handwritten notes were detailed, copious. They came not just from his time on the bench but from the hours he logged in his office after games watching video. Win or lose, the Minnesota Timberwolves...
Alexey Shved has become the best offensive option off the bench for the Timberwolves.
Ricky Rubio practiced on Sunday for the first time in nine months.
Minnesota Timberwolves' Kevin Love and his teammates released one epic and hilarious video just in time for the holidays.
Love is once again having a coat drive for the Minnesota area and to get fans into the giving spirit, Love and a few of his teammates made a cheesy video to inspire the masses.
With J.J. Barea looking longingly into the camera, and blowing kisses to...
8 a.m. ET: Rajon Rondo is back in uniform, and not a moment too soon for the Celtics. The point guard returns from a two-game suspension when Boston hosts a young and energetic Timberwolves team at the TD Garden.
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