The Denver Nuggets have won back-to-back games since firing head coach Brian Shaw. Kevin Garnett did not see that coming. After the Nuggets defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night, Garnett spoke about how his team did not match Denver’s energy level. KG gave the Nuggets a pat on the back before telling reporters how...Read More
While many anticipated the Denver Nuggets to get a bounce in their step after the firing of coach Brian Shaw, Kevin Garnett was not one of them.
"To be honest, they quit on Brian Shaw and I thought they'll quit again," Garnett said. "A quitter is a quitter. That was my take on that."
Not this time.
Kenneth Faried had 18 points and 14 rebounds to help the Nuggets win their second...
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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Kenneth Faried had 18 points and 14 rebounds to help the Denver Nuggets win their second straight since firing coach Brian Shaw, 100-85 over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night.
Will Barton scored 17 points off the bench and the Nuggets outscored Minnesota 52-28 in the paint to make interim coach Melvin Hunt 2-0 since taking over for Shaw. The Nuggets...
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Andrew Wiggins and Marcus Smart have been named the Rookies of the Month for February.
Wiggins averaged 16.8 points, 4.8 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game in February for the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Smart averaged 9.8 points, 4.5 rebounds and 4.3 assists for the month for the Boston Celtics.
Brian Shaw's tenure as the Denver Nuggets head coach ended amidst mounting losses. Interim coach Melvin Hunt's stint, thus far, is perfect.
Under new leadership, the Nuggets have a realistic chance at their first consecutive victories since mid-January on Wednesday night when they face the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Denver (21-39) had lost six straight and 19 of 21 when the team fired...
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When the Kevin Love era ended for the Minnesota Timberwolves, the Andrew Wiggins and Zach LaVine “Bounce Bros” era of fun began. LaVine has already staked his claim to bounce-osity fame winning the Slam Dunk contest. While Wiggins nicknamed Maple Jordan, was already recognized as an international flyer of note since high school. As a salute to the duo giving rims all they...
The Minnesota Timberwolves ultimately fell short against the Los Angeles Clippers, 110-105. We, however, can’t deny Ricky Rubio’s performance from last night. He ended with his fourth career triple-double with 18 points, 12 rebounds, and 11 assists.
Here are some of the highlights from his trip-dub:
Here’s hoping for more from Rubio!
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J.J. Redick was ejected during the final two minutes of the Los Angeles’ Clippers win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday night. With the way Redick makes it sound, T-Wolves coach Flip Saunders should have been the one who was given the boot. Redick told reporters after the game that he got into it with...Read More
In a loss to the visiting Clippers, Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio recorded his first triple-double since last March.
“We played bad in the fourth quarter, that’s why we lost, but the good thing is we fought all the way through,” said Ricky Rubio, whose 18 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists gave him the fourth triple-double of his career. “We keep improving...
KG seems reinvigorated by his move back to Minnesota. He’s been ejected, bought tickets and now has played mind games with his old coaches son.
Young Austin bumped Garnett after Chris Paul was forced to use a timeout. KG wasn’t please and let the young kid know. Austin Rivers was two when Garnett was drafted.
Although the Minnesota Timberwolves are in last place of their division, they are the last place team with the most positive energy around it.
They’ve been far better defensively over the past month and have gone 5-5 in their past 10 games. Minnesota has wins against Memphis, Phoenix and Washington at home and is playing well in losses to some contenders.
The Timberwolves beat...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Minnesota Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic did not play against the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday night because of a sore right ankle that has bothered him for the last two years.
The ankle flared up on him during a game against Memphis on Saturday night and limited him to 12 minutes. He had played at least 34 minutes in four of the previous five games, and the...
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MINNEAPOLIS -- They call him The Big Ticket, and Kevin Garnett has certainly delivered -- in some ways, literally -- in a few short days back in Minnesota.
Acquired from Brooklyn in a deadline deal that reunited him with an adoring Twin Cities fan base, Garnett bought 1,000 tickets for Monday night's home game against the Clippers and invited patrons to claim them for free online...
http://gty.im/110384986 One thing is for sure, Kevin Garnett is back in Minnesota and the Timberwolves fans are happy about it. Almost eight years after leaving Minnesota and moving to the Boston Celtics, Garnett took his career full circle by re-signing with the Timberwolves from the Brooklyn Nets on trade deadline day. If there had been any doubt of how the prodigal son’s return...
Kevin Garnett is beloved in Minnesota where he started his career, even despite leaving and winning an NBA title while with the Boston Celtics. Now he’s back with the Timberwolves and paying his fans back in a huge way: by purchasing 1,000 people tickets to tonight’s game against the Los Angeles Clippers.
Garnett explains, “As a gesture of thanks, I would like to treat...
The week that was:
The big story this week for the Minnesota Timberwolves was the return of Kevin Garnett, the best player to ever play on the Timberwolves. Though Garnett was traded on Thursday, he didn’t play his first game for the team until Wednesday against the Washington Wizards, so he missed the Timberwolves loss against the Houston Rockets on Monday. The game was characterized...
Brought back to where he first began his NBA career, Kevin Garnett is back in Minnesota with his Timberwolves. And…he’s buying tickets! For the fans! Kevin Garnett has purchased 1,000 tickets to Minnesota’s next game to show his appreciation to all the fans for their incredibly warm welcome of his return to the team. The […]
MINNEAPOLIS — Kevin Garnett has purchased 1,000 tickets to Minnesota’s next game in appreciation of Timberwolves fans for their welcome of his return to the team.
The Timberwolves made the announcement on Sunday morning. They host the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday night. The freebies courtesy of the 15-time All-Star power forward will be available on the team’s...
Kevin Garnett is giving away 500 pairs of tickets to the Timberwolves-Clippers game on Monday.
Minnesota Timberwolves Andrew Wiggins goes ways up for a Kevin Martin miss to slam it home. Rookie of the Year type stuff.
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Kevin Garnett has purchased 1,000 tickets to Minnesota's next game in appreciation of Timberwolves fans for their welcome of his return to the team.
The Timberwolves made the announcement on Sunday morning. They host the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday night. The freebies courtesy of the 15-time All-Star power forward will be available on the team's website on Monday morning. The...
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Although the Minnesota Timberwolves came up short of the victory against the Memphis Grizzlies last night, Minnesota’s Andrew Wiggins had an impressive performance.
Wiggins finished with 25 points and in the final seconds of the game, Wiggins was able to rebound a missed shot by Kevin Martin for the impressive putback slam dunk:
Andrew Wiggins, that was impressive!
Reigning NBA Slam Dunk Contest champion and current Minnesota Timberwolves rookie Zach LaVine is about that high-flying action, boss.
Here’s the first-round pick taking out some aggression on the rim in Minnesota’s close loss to the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday night.
Here’s another angle of the slightly maimed rim following LaVine’s throw down.
LaVine may be years away...
There are few teams within the association with a brighter future than the Minnesota Timberwolves and rookie Zach LaVine is one of the reasons why.
During tonight’s game against the Grizzlies, LaVine was able to show off the aerial ability that made him a slam dunk champion as he soared for an amazing one-handed jam:
That was incredible, Mr. LaVine!
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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Kevin Garnett was ejected from the Minnesota Timberwolves' game against Memphis on Saturday night in the third quarter after picking up his second technical foul.
Garnett was playing in his second home game since being reacquired by the Timberwolves, and he picked up a technical in the second quarter from referee Eric Lewis for arguing a foul call.
Then in the third...
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