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Timberwolves steamrolled by Pelicans in lackluster loss

MINNEAPOLIS -- Anthony Davis and Jrue Holiday scored 27 points apiece, and the New Orleans Pelicans snapped a four-game losing streak with a 116-102 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday night.Davis grabbed eight rebounds and Holiday had nine assists and five boards as well. Ryan Anderson chipped in 26 points and the Pelicans turned 12 turnovers into 21 points while turning...
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14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans snap 4-game skid with easy win over T-Wolves

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Anthony Davis and Jrue Holiday scored 27 points apiece, and the New Orleans Pelicans snapped a four-game losing streak with a 116-102 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday night. Davis grabbed eight rebounds and Holiday had nine assists and five boards as well. Ryan Anderson chipped in 26 points and the Pelicans turned 12 turnovers into 21 points while...
Via AP on Fox
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Who’s got the glue on the Minnesota Timberwolves

Since 2004, the Minnesota Timberwolves have been in constant rebuild mode, trying to find a way back into the playoffs to no avail. This year however, was supposed to be different. This year, they were supposed to be the dark horse team in the west, the surprise team that everybody knew about, but none saw coming. Instead, it has been more of the same. Inconsistency, poor defense...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Choo Choo! The ASB Better Not Derail The Dieng Train! …and the 7 Ahead

Full disclosure - the entirety of this post was written before Sunday afternoon. I know that either A - I would be too drunk to try to finish this if the Panthers win the Super Bowl, and my writing would be as incoherent as the screenplay of Southland Tales. Although to be fair, I actually kinda liked that movie! It was a mess; but a weird mess! A little JT before he went full...
Via Razzball Basketball
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Turning the Corner: How Minnesota Can Guide Their Stars to Contention

After taking the right steps in moving on from the Kevin Love era, Minnesota has begun putting together a talented roster. How do they continue their momentum and turn their young team into a championship contender? Imagine you are putting together a puzzle. How hard is that puzzle to put together? How long will it take? Will you ever successfully get every piece into place? Obviously...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Bright future for Minnesota Timberwolves

Nothing new in Minnesota Timberwolves basketball, 14-35 and a few losses away from guaranteeing  yet another losing season. It seems like ages ago that the Wolves were churning out playoff berths with future Hall of Famer Kevin Garnett. It hasn’t been ages, but it has been 12 years since their last playoff berth. And yet somehow the Wolves are more exciting to watch now than they...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Timberwolves: What the Los Angeles Clippers victory says about the future

In what could be considered their best win of the season, the Minnesota Timberwolves took down the Western Conference powerhouse Los Angeles Clippers 108-102 at the Staples Center in L.A on Wednesday night.  In this victory, the Timberwolves did more than just beat the Clippers.  On February 3, 2016, the Timberwolves sent a message to the NBA.  They showed players, coaches, and...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Clippers stunned by 'Wolves at home, ends 4-game streak

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Stung by a four-point loss to the Lakers a night earlier and playing the second game of a back-to-back against a team they had lost to 14 straight times on the road, the Minnesota Timberwolves might have doubted themselves.Instead, they came out sharp and never let up, beating the Los Angeles Clippers 108-102 on Wednesday night to snap skids of five games overall...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrew Wiggins rises for amazing alley-oop dunk against Thunder

As the Minnesota Timberwolves look to improve in the West, Andrew Wiggins is showing off his incredible aerial abilities. Tonight, the Timberwolves hosted the Oklahoma City Thunder and in the first quarter of action, Ricky Rubio found Wiggins with a beautiful half-court alley-oop pass for the dunk: Andrew Wiggins can fly, everybody! *** Wiggins Alley-Oop Dunk [NBA] Wiggins image...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Wolves snap Grizzlies' 4-game winning streak, 106-101

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Shabazz Muhammad scored 25 points and the Minnesota Timberwolves snapped the Memphis Grizzlies' four-game winning streak with a 106-101 victory on Saturday night. Ricky Rubio had 15 points, 12 assists and six rebounds and Andrew Wiggins scored 19 points for the Timberwolves, who beat a team with a winning record for the first time since Nov. 25. Minnesota improved...
Via AP on Fox
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Muhammad scores 25 as Timberwolves top Grizzlies 106-101

MINNEAPOLIS -- Shabazz Muhammad scored 25 points and the Minnesota Timberwolves snapped the Memphis Grizzlies' four-game winning streak with a 106-101 victory on Saturday night. Ricky Rubio had 15 points, 12 assists and six rebounds and Andrew Wiggins scored 19 points for the Timberwolves, who beat a team with a winning record for the first time since Nov. 25. Minnesota improved...
Via AP on Fox
16 days ago  |  Discuss

The NBA's most improved and disappointing teams

As we approach the halfway point of the 2016 NBA season, it's time to take a look at how teams are doing compared to last season. Going into the season we expected some teams, like Philadelphia, to have poor records because they are still in the "rebuilding stage." Others, like the San Antonio Spurs and Golden State Warriors, are in "win now" mode, and we have set high expectations...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

The Minnesota Timberwolves' dry run

The Minnesota Timberwolves' unusual combination of talented players both young and old provides a short-term challenge that they can convert into a meaningful long-term opportunity. Unlike most teams towards the bottom of the league, Minnesota has significant depth, albeit unbalanced in terms of positions and roles. They also have a fascinating young core with potential stars Karl...
Via RealGM - NBA
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Davis scores 35; Pelicans beat Timberwolves but lose Gordon

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Anthony Davis and the New Orleans Pelicans found a way to win convincingly despite an early 17-point hole. Now they'll have another substantial hurdle to overcome at a crucial juncture of the season: the loss of guard Eric Gordon to a fractured ring finger on his shooting hand. Davis scored 35 points and the Pelicans used a dominant second half to beat the Minnesota...
Via AP on Fox
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans beat Timberwolves 114-99 as Davis scores 35

NEW ORLEANS -- Anthony Davis scored 35 points and the New Orleans Pelicans overcame an early 17-point hole to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 114-99 on Tuesday night.Jrue Holiday scored 19 points and Tyreke Evans added 13 for the Pelicans, who've won three of four and are four games out of the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference with their next six games at home...
Via AP on Fox
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans rally from early deficit to beat Timberwolves

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Anthony Davis scored 35 points and the New Orleans Pelicans overcame an early 17-point hole to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 114-99 on Tuesday night. Jrue Holiday scored 19 points and Tyreke Evans added 13 for the Pelicans, who've won three of four and are four games out of the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference with their next six games...
Via AP on Fox
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Davis scores 35, Pelicans beat Timberwolves 114-99

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Anthony Davis scored 35 points and the New Orleans Pelicans overcame an early 17-point hole to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 114-99 on Tuesday night. Jrue Holiday scored 19 points and Tyreke Evans added 13 for the Pelicans, who've won three of four and are four games out of the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference with their next six games...
Via AP on Fox
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Preview: Timberwolves at Pelicans

Before the 2015 NBA draft, Karl-Anthony Towns drew comparisons to fellow Kentucky product Anthony Davis.Towns is the league's latest top overall pick and will face the 2012 No. 1 pick in Davis for the first time Tuesday night as the Minnesota Timberwolves seek to end their six-game road losing streak as they meet the New Orleans Pelicans.New Orleans (13-27) and Minnesota (13-29)...
Via AP on Fox
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Suns routed by T-Wolves for 10th straight road loss

MINNEAPOLIS -- Ricky Rubio and Andrew Wiggins scored 18 points each and the Minnesota Timberwolves snapped a nine-game losing streak with a 117-87 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Sunday.Karl-Anthony Towns had 14 points and eight rebounds for the Timberwolves, who improved to 6-17 at home. They shot 56.5 percent and got 11 points and eight rebounds from Shabazz Muhammad to win for...
Via AP on Fox
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Timberwolves snap nine-game losing streak with win over slumping Suns

MINNEAPOLIS -- Ricky Rubio and Andrew Wiggins scored 18 points each and the Minnesota Timberwolves snapped a nine-game losing streak with a 117-87 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Sunday.Karl-Anthony Towns had 14 points and eight rebounds for the Timberwolves, who improved to 6-17 at home. They shot 56.5 percent and got 11 points and eight rebounds from Shabazz Muhammad to win for...
Via AP on Fox
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Timberwolves snap 9-game losing streak with win over Suns

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Ricky Rubio and Andrew Wiggins scored 18 points each and the Minnesota Timberwolves snapped a nine-game losing streak with a 117-87 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Sunday. Karl-Anthony Towns had 14 points and eight rebounds for the Timberwolves, who improved to 6-17 at home. They shot 56.5 percent and got 11 points and eight rebounds from Shabazz Muhammad to...
Via AP on Fox
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Ricky Rubio makes amazing no-look pass to Nikola Pekovic against Cavaliers

There are plenty of talented point guards in the association these days and one that might get overlooked at times is Minnesota’s Ricky Rubio. Tonight, the Timberwolves hosted the Cleveland Cavaliers and Rubio showed off his passing ability with an incredible no-look pass to Nikola Pekovic: Ricky Rubio is incredible, everybody! *** Rubio No-Look Pass [Bleacher Report] Rubio image...
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January 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Ricky Rubio: 'I think we've touched bottom now'

The Timberwolves just lost to the hapless (though improving) 76ers. That can lead to quite the panic inside an organization or fan base. At the very least, it can make players feel low.Low, low, low.From the AP's Jon Krawczynski:The Wolves have lost seven of eight with their only win in that time coming at home to a Jazz team that was missing Rudy Gobert, Derrick Favors and Alec...
Via Fox Sports
January 05, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Timberwolves' Zach LaVine Slam Home a HUGE Alley-Oop Dunk

Minnesota Timberwolves guard Zach LaVine has massive hops. Fans know this because as a rookie, he won the 2015 Sprite Slam Dunk Contest with an outstanding air show. Unlike some past Dunk Contest competitors, LaVine is able to execute incredible dunks in games too. RELATED: Zach LaVine is Not Done Throwing Down Ridiculous Dunks Last Saturday against the Milwaukee Bucks, LaVine...
Via Stack
January 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Wolves can't close out Bucks despite early lead

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Greg Monroe had 19 points and 10 rebounds to help the Milwaukee Bucks overcome O.J. Mayo's wild ejection in a 95-85 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday night.John Henson scored 15 points for the Bucks, and Khris Middleton added 13. Mayo was forcibly removed from the court by coaches and security staff after he picked up two technical fouls in the...
Via AP on Fox
January 02, 2016  |  Discuss
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