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MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Timberwolves, led by Center Nikola Pekovic's 22 points and 11 rebounds, and Andrei Kirilenko's 18 points, ground out a 108-105 victory over Denver on Wednesday night at the Target Center by grinding down the Nuggets. J.J. Barea added 17 and Luke Ridnour had 15 for the Wolves, who made up for a slow start with a steady march to the free-throw line and by taking advantage of Denver's 19 turnovers. The Wolves (10-9) won their second consecutive game and their fourth in five games. Denver (11-12) finished its five-game road trip with a 2-3 record. This despite double-doubles by guard Ty Lawson (17 points, 10 assists) and Kenneth Faried (26 points, 14 rebounds) and 24 points from Danilo Gallinari. The Wolves used a 30-14 edge on points from the line and a 27-18 edge on points off turnovers to make up for a slow start shooting. But they didn't take advantage for good until an 18-6 run starting late in the third quarter and moving into the...
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The more he speaks, the more Kevin Love sounds like a superstar who is on borrowed time with the Minnesota Timberwolves. It’s no secret that Love is upset with the direction of the Timberwolves, who have had seven straight losing seasons and have not made the playoffs since 2003. In addition, the All-Star forward was offended when some people within the organization expressed doubt...
As you might expect, the Minnesota Timberwolves were not thrilled with most of the Kevin Love quotes that were published in Tuesday’s Yahoo! Sports feature story on him. Love has been critical of the organization in the past, and that continued with many of the things he told Adrian Wojnarowski.
On Wednesday, Love stood by the things he said in the interview but claimed there were...
MINNEAPOLIS Timberwolves fans can breathe easy: Point guard Ricky Rubio will not be making his season debut on the road Friday in New Orleans.
It seems that owner Glen Taylor's Wednesday statement that Saturday night's game against Dallas is the target still holds, though there's still no guarantee. Coach Rick Adelman said he isn't sure whether Rubio will be traveling...
MINNEAPOLIS If you are a human being with a pulse who enjoys good basketball, of course you're impatient that Ricky Rubio hasn't returned yet. Of course this constant tilt-a-whirl of information about the point guard's status is grating. Of course you're ready for something new, to actually see him play rather than hear about all those lovely little cuts and passes...
After having his seventh knee surgery of his career, Timberwolves guard Brandon Roy is back on the basketball court once again. After choosing to take the year off after his sixth one, it seems as Roy is going to give it a go once again. Jerry Zgoda of the Star Tribune reports on Roy's status.Brandon Roy, who had Nov. 19 surgery on his right knee, said he didn’t consider...
Minnesota Timberwolves shooting guard Brandon Roy says he never considered retirement after his latest operation.
Roy was back at practice on a limited, non-contact basis with the Wolves on Thursday, almost one month after arthroscopic surgery on his right knee. Roy said he’ll be able to participate without restriction next week but there is no timeline for his return.
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Ty Lawson had 26 points, seven assists and five rebounds to lead the Denver Nuggets to a 101-94 win over the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday night.
Corey Brewer added 15 points and Andre Iguodala had 12 points and eight rebounds for the Nuggets, who rallied from a slow start in which they trailed by as many as 17 in the first quarter. JaVale McGee also had 12 points for Denver.
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) -- Ty Lawson had 26 points, seven assists and five rebounds to lead the Denver Nuggets to a 101-94 win over the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday night.
Corey Brewer added 15 points and Andre Iguodala had 12 points and eight rebounds for the Nuggets, who rallied from a slow start in which they trailed by as many as 17 in the first quarter. JaVale McGee also had...
MINNEAPOLIS -- For the Timberwolves, Wednesday started with controversy but ended with confidence. It began with Wolves star Kevin Love trying to explain his controversial comments on the team's direction, front office and ownership to Yahoo!Sports, but ended with the Wolves getting a much-needed 108-105 victory over Denver at Target Center. "Awesome, big win for us...
I’ve been waiting for Ty Lawson to “come home” all season, and this may have been the one game in which he did so; he was aware for most — if not the entire game — not to mention, he was effective in every facet of the game. On a not when other starters had [...]The post Ty Lawson Returns; Denver Nuggets Defeat Detroit Pistons appeared first on The NBA Mistress.
The Nuggets are averaging 53.9 points per game in the paint, easily first in the NBA.
Tonight after what seemed like six years off, the Wolves take it to Target Center tonight in Ricky Rubio's would-have-been season debut. The Nuggets, long thought to be Western Conference contenders, are quietly right on par with the Wolves at an underwhelming 11-11 despite the team being generally injury-free for most of the season. This game marks a bit of a deja vu game, as...
Nikola Pekovic scored a season-high 31 points, Andrei Kirilenko had 21 points and 11 rebounds, and the Minnesota Timberwolves won their third straight game, 113-102 over the New Orleans Hornets on Friday night.
Pekovic was 14 for 18 from the field, scoring almost exclusively inside where Minnesota finished with a whopping 70-42 scoring advantage despite an off night for Kevin Love...