Found December 30, 2011 on Fox Sports North:
MINNEAPOLIS Minnesota Timberwolves guard Malcolm Lee will have to wait a while longer before making his NBA debut. Lee, a second-round pick from UCLA whom the team signed to a three-year contract earlier this month, is expected to miss six weeks after undergoing successful surgery on torn meniscus in his left knee. Lee, a 6-foot-5 combo guard, had surgery on the same knee just after completing his season at UCLA. He did not play in either of the team's two preseason games before missing the first two games of the regular season. Until the team released a statement about the surgery Friday, Lee had been listed as out with a sore knee, and it's not yet clear if the surgery was in response to a single injury or to the soreness.

Wolves expect ups and downs from rookies

MINNEAPOLIS Timberwolves rookies Derrick Williams and Ricky Rubio each have just two NBA games under their belts, and the results have been mixed for both. In Minnesota's season opener, a 104-100 loss to Oklahoma City, both Rubio and Williams were impressive. Rubio finished with just six points, but the 21-year-old point guard had zero turnovers and a team-high six assists...

Wade calls Timberwolves' Rubio 'a gem'

MINNEAPOLIS The 4-0 Miami Heat are done with Minnesota this season after beating the Timberwolves, 103-101, on Friday at Target Center. Count All-Star guard Dwyane Wade among the Heat players happy he won't be facing Minnesota any time soon."I'm glad we played them early because later they're going to be tough," Wade said. "I think the Timberwolves fans...

Wolves emboldened, not shaken, by 0-3 start

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Timberwolves are winless this season, are on an 18-game losing streak dating back to last season and have 50 turnovers in their past two games. Oh, and up next on the teams condensed docket is the defending NBA champion Dallas Mavericks. But good luck convincing the 19,356 fans who watched the Wolves lose a 103-101 nail-biter to the Miami Heat things...

Jerry Zgoda's Sunday Insider: Gold medal memories of Rubio

Miami's Big Three saw Ricky Rubio up close in the final of the 2008 Olympics; they liked what they saw then, too.

Video: Ricky Rubio's First Career Double-Double

The Minnesota Timberwolves damn near beat the Miami Heat last night.  Part of the reason why was continued impressive play by Ricky Rubio, who scored 12 points on 4-7 shooting (2-2 from 3) and dropped a game-high 12 dimes.   Here's video of Rubio setting early career highs, courtesy of Ball is Life. [follow]

GameDay: Mavericks at Minnesota Timberwolves


Dwyane Wade says Michael Beasley can be great, if….

The question is not raw talent. Michael Beasley has plenty of that. You don’t get drafted No. 2 overall without signs of serious potential. But Beasley has never come anywhere near that potential. As the Miami Heat — the team that drafted Beasley — are about to take him and his new Timberwolves team on,…

For starters: Miami Heat at Minnesota Timberwolves

    A look at the starting lineups, inactive lists and referees for Friday night's game between the Miami Heat and Minnesota Timberwolves at the Target Center:

Miami Heat (3-0) at Minnesota Timberwolves (0-2), 8 p.m. (ET)

The NBA season is in its premature stage and the Miami Heat already appear to be headed to the Finals. The undefeated Heat look to improve to 4-0 on the season when they pay a visit to the Minnesota Timberwolves tonight at the Target Center.

Winderman's view: Heat 103, Timberwolves 101

   Observations from Friday's 103-101 Miami Heat victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves at the Target Center, yet another final-seconds thriller:
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