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DeMar DeRozan soars for incredible slam dunk on Shabazz Muhammad

As the Toronto Raptors look to stay among the elite teams in the East, DeMar DeRozan is proving to be one of the top shooting guards in the association. Today, the Raptors traveled to face the Minnesota Timberwolves and in the first quarter of action, DeRozan was able to get to the basket for a huge dunk on Shabazz Muhammad: DeMar DeRozan, everybody! *** DeRozan Slam Dunk [Real...
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Preview: Timberwolves vs. Raptors

The Toronto Raptors might be earning an extended break more than any other team, but given how they're playing, they might also be the last to want to kill their momentum.Toronto can head into the All-Star break with 15 wins in 16 games Wednesday night, and there's been no shortage of success against the Minnesota Timberwolves for 12 seasons.The Raptors (35-16) have won three straight...
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Raptors-Timberwolves Preview

The Toronto Raptors might be earning an extended break more than any other team, but given how they're playing, they might also be the last to want to kill their momentum. Toronto can head into the All-Star break with 15 wins in 16 games Wednesday night, and there's been no shortage of success against the Minnesota Timberwolves for 12 seasons. The Raptors (35-16) have won three...
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Karl-Anthony Towns throws down best dunk of career so far

Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns continues to make a strong push for rookie of the year with each passing night. He can defend the rim, has a nice mid-range jumper and man, he can dunk. Towns threw down what was arguably the best dunk of his career thus far on Monday night when he posterized Dante Cunningham. The KAT has struck again.
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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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Knicks To Promote Kurt Rambis To Interim Head Coach

Kurt Rambis will serve as interim head coach of the New York Knicks following the dismissal of Derek Fisher. Rambis has been an assistant coach on Fisher's staff and was previously head coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves. Rambis is a longtime confidant of Phil Jackson.
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Preview: Timberwolves vs. Pelicans

Last season, the New Orleans Pelicans seemed to be a team in the ascendancy in the Western Conference after Anthony Davis reached the playoffs for the first time.This season, the Minnesota Timberwolves won't be going to the postseason but the Andrew Wiggins-led club may have stolen the mantle as the West's team on the rise.The Timberwolves can record their second three-game win streak...
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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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Pelicans-Timberwolves Preview

Last season, the New Orleans Pelicans seemed to be a team in the ascendancy in the Western Conference after Anthony Davis reached the playoffs for the first time. This season, the Minnesota Timberwolves won't be going to the postseason but the Andrew Wiggins-led club may have stolen the mantle as the West's team on the rise. The Timberwolves can record their second three-game...
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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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Bulls fade at Minnesota with Jimmy Butler out indefinitely

MINNEAPOLIS — It didn't take long for Andrew Wiggins to show the Chicago Bulls just how badly they're going to miss Jimmy Butler. With the All-Star and defensive stopper back at home thanks to an injured knee, Wiggins torched the rest of the Bulls' perimeter defense during a dazzling display down the stretch. Wiggins scored six of his 21 points in the final 90 seconds and the...
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Timberwolves close out Bulls with 12-0 run to win 112-105

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Andrew Wiggins scored six of his 21 points in the final 90 seconds to help the Minnesota Timberwolves surge past the Chicago Bulls in a 112-105 victory on Saturday night. Trailing by five with 2:30 to play, the Wolves closed the game with a 12-0 surge to win it. Wiggins scored the final six of the run, including a pullup jumper with 20 seconds to go that gave...
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Kevin Garnett’s role as mentor in Minnesota signals end of an era

As the final buzzer brought an end to Tuesday’s contest between the Minnesota Timberwolves and L.A, Lakers, it was obvious that Kobe Bryant’s somewhat surprising 38-point performance was going to overshadow anything else that happened at the Staples Center that night. A 37-year old, living legend heroically saving his beloved franchise from record-setting disappointment with...
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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...
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Wolves' LaVine has 'tricks up sleeve' for dunk contest

MINNEAPOLIS -- Zach LaVine came to All-Star weekend in New York last year as an under-the-radar rookie toiling away for one of the league's worst teams. He left as the Savior of Slam after a scintillating performance breathed new life into the dunk contest.He will go to Toronto next weekend looking to repeat as champion, and he made it clear on Friday that he didn't use up all of...
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Reigning dunk champ LaVine: 'I've got tricks up my sleeve'

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Minnesota Timberwolves guard Zach LaVine is heading back to All-Star weekend to defend his slam dunk title. And he says he has ''a few tricks up my sleeve'' after dominating the event last year. LaVine will compete against Detroit center Andre Drummond, Denver swingman Will Barton and Orlando forward Aaron Gordon in Toronto next weekend. LaVine was one of the...
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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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Report: Slam dunk contest participants named as Zach LaVine looks to defend title

The field for the NBA Dunk Contest is reportedly set, and the lineup sounds pretty promising. Of course, the contest wouldn’t be a contest without defending champion Zach LaVine from the Minnesota Timberwolves, who put on one of the best displays we have seen in a dunk contest in a long time last season. Along with LaVine, Aaron Gordon of the Orlando Magic, Will Barton of the...
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You won't believe why Andrew Wiggins won't do the slam dunk contest

At 6-foot-8, long and lean, Minnesota Timberwolves guard Andrew Wiggins is a dyanamite dunker. Yet you won't catch him during All-Star weekend in his hometown of Toronto challenging teammate and reigning dunk champ Zach LeVine in the Verizon Slam Dunk contest.Why not?Wiggins, averaging 20.6 points a game in his second NBA season, provided his reasoning to ESPN.com's Ramona Shelburne...
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Andrew Wiggins to bail on dunk contest for interesting reason

We all have moments from our high school days that have left some scars. Maybe you were embarrassed by the school bully, stood up on a date at prom, or nowadays, had an embarrassing video posted on Instagram or Snapchat. Andrew Wiggins has one of those memories embedded deep in his memory, and its why you won’t be seeing him challenge teammate Zach LaVine in the Dunk Contest...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant Discovers Time Travel, Drops 38 Points on the Minnesota Timberwolves

On the latest stop of his retirement tour, Kobe Bryant inadvertently discovered a time machine. Upon stepping inside, he traveled back to 2008, the year he won the NBA's MVP award. The 2008 version of Bryant stepped onto the court at Staples Center and immediately laid waste to the Minnesota Timberwolves. Vintage Kobe Bryant was in full effect tonight. https://t.co/j3Pm5HXsjC...
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10 years later, Timberwolves' Mitchell still salty over Kobe's 81-point game

A little over 10 years ago, Los Angeles Lakers great Kobe Bryant dropped 81 points in a single game against the Toronto Raptors. At the time, Toronto's coach was Sam Mitchell, who today holds the same position with the Minnesota Timberwolves. Before Tuesday night's game in L.A., Mitchell was asked a harmless question about what it means to go against Bryant for one of the very last...
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Garnett supports Mitchell, notes Timberwolves' recent improvement

LOS ANGELES -- As the losses keep piling up for the young Minnesota Timberwolves and the scrutiny increases on interim coach Sam Mitchell, franchise star Kevin Garnett is throwing his support behind his longtime friend.Garnett approached reporters at shootaround before the Timberwolves played the Lakers in Los Angeles on Tuesday night and offered his endorsement of Mitchell as the...
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Garnett offers endorsement of interim coach Sam Mitchell

LOS ANGELES (AP) Minnesota Timberwolves star Kevin Garnett is offering his full endorsement of interim coach Sam Mitchell despite the losses from the young team. Garnett spoke before the Timberwolves faced the Lakers in Los Angeles on Tuesday night. Garnett approached the media to offer his evaluation of Mitchell, who has come under increasing scrutiny. After an 8-8 start, the...
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Preview: Timberwolves at Lakers

With their teams rebuilding and their bodies betraying them, both Kobe Bryant and Kevin Garnett have seen better days.Garnett will likely miss the final meeting between the future Hall of Famers when Bryant's Los Angeles Lakers host the Minnesota Timberwolves Tuesday night attempting to avoid a franchise-worst 11th consecutive loss.With the 39-year-old Garnett expected to sit out...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss
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