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J.J. Barea had 21 points and five assists in 28 minutes for Minnesota, helping the Timberwolves overcome a weak shooting performance in their season opener and beat the Sacramento Kings 92-80 on Friday night.
Brandon Roy pitched in 10 points, six assists and five rebounds and Andrei Kirilenko added 10 points, seven rebounds and five assists as both players returned to NBA action for the first time since the end of the 2010-11 season.
Isaiah Thomas had 14 of his 20 points in the third quarter for the Kings, who trailed for most of the game but overtook the Wolves for a stretch after halftime. Reserve Marcus Thornton had 15 points, but DeMarcus Cousins and Tyreke Evans were quiet.
Barea and his bench buddies led the way for the Wolves, who will be without stars Ricky Rubio (left knee surgery) and Kevin Love (broken right hand) for at least the first month of the season. Greg Stiemsma hounded Cousins around the basket and had nine points, seven rebounds and four blocks in 16 minutes...
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Anyone who knows Brandon Roy can attest to that fact that Roy is a real calm and cool cat both on and off of the floor. But come Friday evening in Sacramento, the Minnesota Timberwolves guard will likely be a ball of nerves as his NBA comeback tour kicks off in Minnesota’s regular season opener.
It has been a very long and very interesting 19 months since Roy last played in...
MINNEAPOLIS Rick Adelman told Brandon Roy not to worry about the missed shots. Dont worry about the 10 field goals, the five three-pointers, the two free throws. Theyll come.
My, what a positive after a 92-80 win that came in spite of the Timberwolves offense, in spite of Roys shooting, in spite of so much. But Adelman isnt delusional. Hes been doing this too long to be. Hes had...
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MINNEAPOLIS The Timberwolves held their final practice on Thursday before the regular season begins Friday night at home against the Kings. Finally.They'll be one of seven teams come Friday that have yet to play a game and the only Western Conference team that won't have taken the court. If it weren't for the Knicks-Nets cancellation, the Timberwolves would have been...
The T’Wolves are an interesting team, a nice young core with little experience, but tons of talent. However, they are starting the season facing injuries to major contributors on the team. Kevin Love and Ricky Rubio won’t be back for a while out with a broken hand and recovering from ACL surgery respectively.
They did add Andrei Kirilenko and Chase Bundinger which should be able...
(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. AP Photos.) By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Sports Writer Brandon Roy's once-balky knees have been holding up.
Now the Minnesota Timberwolves are going to put those valuable joints of his to the test.
When the Timberwolves host Sacramento on Friday night, Roy will take the court and complete a remarkable comeback from chronic pain in both of his knees...
MINNEAPOLIS On Wednesday, James Harden's deal in Houston got done, as did Steph Curry's with Golden State and DeMar DeRozan's in Toronto. Chicago and Taj Gibson took it down to the wire. So did Jrue Holiday and Philadelphia, but both got their money. As the clock ticked to midnight, these and other members of the draft class of 2009 learned their fates; the winners saw...
The Minnesota Timberwolves fell apart last season after Ricky Rubio went down with an injury. How they'll fare with both him and star Kevin Love sidelined to begin the 2012-13 campaign remains to be seen.
Brandon Roy and a host of newcomers make their team debuts Friday night when Minnesota hosts the Sacramento Kings, who will look to clean up their play after dropping their...
Okay, sarcasm aside, the road trip isn't a complete failure at 0-3. Sure, wins are always better than losses. And could the Kings gone 1-2, 2-1 or won all 3 games? Of course. But we knew that. And we know the Kings won't do that this year. So, it is what it is.
I'm not going to keep this running forever. Here is the boxscore. To the bullets we go......
MINNEAPOLIS -- If you hung around Target Center enough last year, you heard, over and over, Minnesota Timberwolves coach Rick Adelman despairing over his lack of depth, pleading for more playmakers, dissing his defense. What a difference an off-season makes. A re-tooled Wolves roster that was playing Friday without stars Kevin Love (broken hand) and Rickey Rubio (knee surgery...