Found April 04, 2012 on Fox Sports North:
The Minnesota Timberwolves and Golden State Warriors are in the process of falling completely out of playoff contention. That trend will continue for one team Wednesday night when Minnesota looks to end another three-game slide by beating the visiting Warriors for the second time in just over two weeks. The Timberwolves (25-30) have dropped 4 12 games behind Houston for the eighth and final playoff position in the Western Conference with a 4-11 stretch, which started with a home defeat to the Los Angeles Lakers on March 9. Star point guard Ricky Rubio was lost for the season in that game after tearing ligaments in his left knee. Rubio was averaging 10.6 points and a team-leading 8.2 assists. The Timberwolves' struggles continued with Monday's 116-108 loss at Sacramento. They were dealt another blow to the back court as Luke Ridnour sustained a sprained right ankle that is expected to keep him out for some time. Minnesota is also dealing with injuries to guard J.J. Barea...

Ridnour's injury leaves Wolves thin at the point

MINNEAPOLIS See the point guard collapsed on the court, clutching his right ankle? The one the Minnesota Timberwolves struggled to replace in the fourth quarter of Monday's 116-108 loss in Sacramento, the one who'd denied injuries for weeks despite bruises and ice packs, constant stiffness and pain?He was supposed to be traded. At least, that's what speculation said...

Ridnour is added to the Wolves' list of injuries

It was one injury too many. Blink, and you missed it. But count the players on the court in the final minutes of the third quarter of Monday's 116-108 loss to Sacramento, and there was something off. Instead of following the pack of players down the hardwood, point guard Luke Ridnour lay writhing on the sideline, clutching his right ankle, which just moments later the team confirmed...

Love knows he can't play 'Superman' forever

MINNEAPOLIS For a month, Kevin Love pushed the limits of what one man can do. In March, he became the first player in NBA history to lead the league in points, rebounds and 3-pointers for a single month, his heroics the only thing wedged between the Minnesota Timberwolves and a full-scale collapse.Love was holding reality at bay, the reality of a team depleted by injuries and riddled...

Wolves' roster largely returns to full health

MINNEAPOLIS The Timberwolves' lineup on Wednesday will look very different than it did Monday, as both J.J. Barea and Nikola Pekovic are healthy and starting.Pekovic, who played 19 minutes in Monday's loss in Sacramento, missed seven games with bone spurs in his right ankle. Barea has been out since March 23 with a thigh contusion that he suffered at the end of a game in...

Timberwolves overdub retro footage from the ’70s to promote team (videos)

The Minnesota Timberwolves are having a renaissance of sorts as it pertains to NBA relevancy, and one needn’t look much further than the amount of team-made and fan-created viral videos that have been circulating the interwebs since the beginning of this season. And while Ricky Rubio’s season-ending knee injury let the air out of any [...]

Timberwolves PG Ridnour exits with ankle injury

Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Luke Ridnour left Monday's game against the Sacramento Kings with an apparent ankle injury. Ridnour was hurt in the third quarter and had to be assisted off the floor by team trainers. He had 13 points and six assists prior to the injury. Ridnour entered the game averaging 12.0 points and 4.7 assists. The Timberwolves have already lost rookie...

Will Kyrie Irving shut it down before running away with NBA ROY?

 Before Ricky Rubio went down with a season ending knee injury in Minnesota, the Spanish point guard was in a close race with Cleveland’s  Kyrie Irving for who would take home NBA Rookie of the Year honors this season.  Rubio tearing his ACL in early March changed that debate and Irving’s been the front-runner ever since. But is the Cavs’ point guard and former overall...

Wolves stunned into silence after setback

MINNEAPOLIS The worse the loss, the more he stares at the carpet. The bigger the disappointment, the closer his voice drops to a mere whisper. On Wednesday night, Kevin Love never once looked up. In the moments after the most disappointing Timberwolves' loss of the season, he was barely audible. His was the wavering voice of frustration, a far cry from the confidence of an...

Minutes taking their toll for Kevin Love

(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) By JON KRAWCZYNSKI AP Sports Writer All those minutes on the court finally seem to be catching up to Kevin Love. The Minnesota Timberwolves' All-Star leads the NBA in minutes played this season. After another 43 of them in a loss to Golden State on Wednesday night, Love admitted that he's starting feel the toll. Love still...

Warriors 97, Timberwolves 94

David Lee had 31 points and eight rebounds, and the Golden State Warriors rallied from a 20-point deficit to top the reeling Minnesota Timberwolves 97-94 on Wednesday night. Charles Jenkins had 19 points and seven assists and Richard Jefferson scored 13 of 5-of-7 shooting for the Warriors, who snapped a six-game losing streak. They trailed by 20 with less than two minutes to play...
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