Found April 19, 2012 on Fox Sports North:
The injury-riddled Minnesota Timberwolves haven't managed a win in April in three years. They only have three more chances to end that stunning streak, but a meeting with the Detroit Pistons could be just what they need to do it. The visiting Timberwolves look to end their 27-game losing streak in April by winning a fourth straight over what could be a tired Pistons team Thursday night. With Kevin Love (concussion), Ricky Rubio (knee) and Luke Ridnour (ankle) all out, Minnesota (25-38) is mired in an 11-game losing streak - its longest since losing 15 in a row to close 2010-11. An end to this skid would seem to be unlikely since the Timberwolves haven't won a game in April since beating Golden State on April 8, 2009. After visiting Detroit (23-39), Minnesota returns home to face the Warriors on Sunday - Love's earliest possible return date - before hosting Denver to close the season Thursday. The Wolves led Memphis by a point at halftime Tuesday before falling 91-8...

Kevin Love shows off new look

A concussion may be keeping the T'Wolves superstar off the court, but it's not keeping him from trying out some new facial hair in the meantime. 

Williams, Randolph struggling with Love out

MINNEAPOLIS It's been a week since the dazed stare that was the most jarring moment of the Timberwolves' season, since Kevin Love was escorted from the court in Denver with what turned out to be a mild concussion. In that time, Love has been largely MIA and at least somewhat symptomatic. He stopped by the Target Center briefly on Tuesday night and told the Minneapolis Star...

Beasley enters offseason with uncertain future

MINNEAPOLIS Michael Beasley sits in front of his locker, two white headphones lodged solidly in his ears as if to say, look, I'm tuning you all out.But the questions are coming, and he's firing back with answers. Those headphones are just for show, a barrier between Beasley and everything he'd rather not think about. He can hear it all, every concern levied at him about...

Kevin Love shaves beard, leaves mustache (Picture)

Are we looking at Kevin Love 2.0? The Timberwolves forward slimmed down over the summer and showed up for the season with a completely new look. Not only had he lost plenty of weight, but he also was sporting a beard. Well it looks Love is changing up his look. He tweeted the above picture on Thursday from a barber’s chair asking fans “What do you think of my new haircut?...

Timberwolves' Love back at practice

Clean-shaven Timberwolves star Kevin Love says he's feeling better after his concussion but is still unsure about playing in Minnesota's next game. Love has missed the last five games since his head injury in a game at Denver on April 11. He said Saturday after taking part in a light practice with the team he's passed all of the required post-concussion tests. The Wolves...

Kevin Love eyeing return before season ends

There is not a lot to play for right now in Minnesota. The Timberwolves have been eliminated from the Playoffs. Their lightning rod point guard has been shelved for the last month and a half of the season. The good vibes have worn down. And, making matters worse perhaps, their star player suffered a concussion late in the season. With nothing to play for, it seems to make sense...

Timberwolves put ugly skid behind them

MINNEAPOLIS With a Wayne Ellington rebound and an 11-point lead, the Timberwolves had 15 seconds to revel in what was about to happen. It's bounce finally bounce over.And 'it', of course, is the team's 11-game losing streak, the longest of the season. It's not the longest losing streak the Timberwolves have snapped this season, though; a win over Dallas...

Timberwolves F Love to have concussion tests Wednesday

Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love will take concussion tests on Wednesday and hopes to return to action before the season ends.Love has missed four consecutive games with a concussion and strained neck he suffered in a game against Denver on April 11.The 23-year-old hopes to suit up Sunday against Golden State.Love is averaging 26 points and 13.3 rebounds in 55 games this season.

Timberwolves' Adelman: Love could return on Sunday

Minnesota Timberwolves star center Kevin Love may be able to return to the court on Sunday against the Golden State Warriors, coach Rick Adelman said. Love is recovering from a mild concussion and strained neck. "If he wants to play and the doctors say it's OK, I'm happy to put him out there," Adelman told the St. Paul Pioneer Press. "The way the doctor explained...

Niesen: Wolves still care but must show it

MINNEAPOLIS In place of congratulations, there's the rustle of ice baths. Listen for the clean smack of a high-five, and there's nothing more than the whoosh of a quick deodorant spray, the thud-thud-thud of shoes being jammed onto feet just a bit too quickly. And all too soon, there's silence. It's hard to believe that not even two months ago, the Timberwolves...

Timberwolves 91, Pistons 80

Nikola Pekovic scored 23 points and the Minnesota Timberwolves ended an 11-game losing streak with a 91-80 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Thursday night. The Timberwolves never trailed and took a 49-31 halftime lead after shooting 57 percent (21 of 37) from the field. An 8-0 run pushed the lead to over 20 points midway through the third quarter but the Pistons rallied in the...

Pistons' rally falls short, Wolves take win

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) -- Nikola Pekovic scored 23 points and the Minnesota Timberwolves ended an 11-game losing streak with a 91-80 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Thursday night. The Timberwolves never trailed and took a 49-31 halftime lead after shooting 57 percent (21 of 37) from the field. An 8-0 run pushed the lead to over 20 points midway through the third quarter but...

Wolves remain unsure when, if Love will return

MINNEAPOLIS Kevin Love will sit out again Tuesday night against Memphis after suffering a mild concussion last Wednesday in Denver. Tuesday's game will be the fourth consecutive full game the power forward has missed, and in that time his team has gone 0-4, including the game in which he was injured in the first quarter. Against the Nuggets, Clippers, Thunder and Pacers in...

Love, Ridnour out again for depleted Timberwolves

Minnesota All-Star forward Kevin Love is out for the fourth straight game because of concussion symptoms. Coach Rick Adelman confirmed Love's absence before the Timberwolves hosted Memphis on Tuesday night. Guard Luke Ridnour was also declared out for the eighth game in a row with a sprained right ankle. Adelman said he'd like them to play again before the season is over...
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