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 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 Phoenix (24-55) and Utah in their final homestand.
They were competitive against the Jazz 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, its 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 sense to...