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The Wolves' comeback was their biggest this season, two points more than the deficit they overcame against the Lakers in Los Angeles on opening night.
Tayshaun Prince received permission from the Wolves to attend former teammate Chauncey Billups' jersey retirement ceremony in Detroit.
With few alternatives, Wolves interim coach Sam Mitchell has tested the team's young players to find their limits.
The Wolves followed their first two-game winning streak since before Christmas by losing to a Pelicans team that came into the night 18-32 and had lost four games in a row
Given the team's current state and schedule, those playing-time increases for both men might continue at least through the forthcoming All-Star break.
Karl-Anthony Towns considers himself something of a guard in a 7-footer's body, thanks to the way he learned the game's fundamentals.
Wiggins followed Tuesday's 30-point performance in a shooting guard duel with Bryant by scoring 31 on Wednesday, the second time this season he has reached 30 points in back-to-back games.
Andrew Wiggins followed one 30-point game in Los Angeles with another on consecutive nights, and the Wolves snapped a 14-game losing streak to the Clippers.
The Wolves played 14 inspired final minutes Tuesday that still weren't enough to beat Kobe Bryant's 38-point night.
The Lakers' retiring superstar made seven of 11 three-pointers and L.A. snapped a 10-game losing streak after defeating the Wolves 119-115 on Tuesday.
Nikola Pekovic finds himself in something of a paradox: A man so big and physical but so limited by the complexity of the human foot's muscles, tendons and nerves.
Andrew Wiggins followed Friday's five-point, zero-rebound, zero-assist game in a loss at Utah by shooting 3-for-18 from the field. The Wolves' current losing streak hit four games.
"You just throw that kind of game out the window," he said of Friday's five-point effort at Utah.
The third-year pro starred Friday as he develops under Sam Mitchell.
LeBron James denies any role in David Blatt's firing in Cleveland, but the change should benefit NBA superstar.
Zach LaVine performed contest-worthy dunks after practice Tuesday, even calling General Manager Milt Newton over to watch.
Rookie Karl-Anthony Towns fought through illness for his first 30-point game of his career but others faltered, especially during another second-half collapse.
One night after the Thunder escaped New York City with an overtime victory over the Knicks, it beat the Wolves for the third time in 15 days.
More than a month after he returned from a six-game assignment in the NBA Development League, Timberwolves rookie Tyus Jones did not play Wednesday for a 12th consecutive game.
Karl-Anthony Towns, Andrew Wiggins and Zach LaVine became the first three 20-year-old teammates in NBA history to score at least 20 points each in the same game. It wasn't enough.
The Timberwolves went forth Monday missing power forwards Kevin Garnett and Adreian Payne, along with veteran guard Kevin Martin, against Cleveland and new coach Tyronn Lue.
Wolves third-year forward Shabazz Muhammad blamed himself for Wednesday's 106-94 overtime loss at Dallas.
Leading 84-74 with fewer than seven minutes left in the fourth quarter, the Wolves were outscored 32-10 the rest of the way.
"I'm encouraged," Wolves coach Sam Mitchell said. "We keep giving ourselves a chance."
Whatever momentum the Timberwolves found in Sunday's blowout home victory over Phoenix vanished Tuesday night during a loss in New Orleans.
Karl-Anthony Towns calls his relationship with fellow No. 1 draft pick from Kentucky, Anthony Davis, friendly without being friends because of their age difference.
Sam Mitchell said he demands much of Zach LaVine but promises he will emerge a much more mentally toughened player after he is "tried and tested" as All-Star Russell Westbrook was.
Oklahoma City led by 25 points before third quarter's end and the Wolves never mounted the kind of comeback they did just three days earlier.
Are the Wolves, who made eight three-pointers against Houston, finally starting to find their shots? Or are their shots finding them?
The Wolves briefly led by a point in the fourth quarter but couldn't stop Houston's guards down the stretch. Ricky Rubio had a turnover-filled game.
The Timberwolves took forward Kevin Garnett out of the starting lineup Wednesday on the second night of back-to-back games and inserted Nikola Pekovic.
"KG gives us what he can," coach Sam Mitchell said. "I try to limit his minutes between 10 and 15, depending on how he's feeling."
Once 11-16 after they beat Brooklyn, the Wolves now are 12-26 and fading fast in the Western Conference, where only New Orleans and the Lakers trail them.
"A lot of people take these old guys for granted," said Andre Miller, a 39-year-old commenting on a mere 37-year-old Dirk Nowitzki.
Mo Williams approaches the anniversary of his 52-point performance.
Andrew Wiggins' career-high 35-point game still wasn't nearly enough to prevent a 125-99 loss to an Eastern Conference-leading Cavaliers team that now has six consecutive games.
"Flip will always be a part of my basketball career, always be a part of my life," ex-Timberwolf Kevin Love said.
Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic practiced fully Thursday, the day after he played his first NBA game in nearly 10 months with a 16-minute, 12-point performance.
Only interim coach Sam Mitchell showed fire — after his team's flat performance. The Wolves have now lost seven of their past eight games.
The Timberwolves team bus diverted on its way from airport to hotel so center Nikola Pekovic could climb the same museum steps the fictional boxer Rocky once did, on Pekovic's 30th birthday.
Sam Mitchell said players should feel embarrassed after losing their fourth 17-point edge this season.
When Flip Saunders died in October, team owner Glen Taylor said both Sam Mitchell and GM Milt Newton have this season to prove themselves worthy permanently.
But his coach is cautious on gambling for them.
Detroit surged in the second quarter as Minnesota continued to slip in back-to-back situations.
Timberwolves veteran forward Tayshaun Prince came home Thursday to the Palace of Auburn Hills, the arena he called home for nearly 11 of his 14 NBA seasons. Unlike Kobe Bryant, he's not ready, at age 35, to call it a farewell tour.
The Wolves earned a 94-80 victory Wednesday night over the Jazz, no matter how unsightly it might have been.
Cleared to participate in contact practices, Timberwolves injured center Nikola Pekovic now just needs some of that before he plays his first game since last March.
San Antonio pushed its record to 18-0 at home this season.
Timberwolves interim coach Sam Mitchell had a message for young star Andrew Wiggins Monday night, and every night for that matter: Keep taking the ball to the basket, even if he gets his shot blocked five times.
Healthy enough to play, Timberwolves veteran guard Kevin Martin nonetheless sat out his second consecutive game in Saturday's 102-88 home loss to Indiana.
Five days after they got themselves a real education, the Timberwolves go back to school Monday against the Spurs in San Antonio.
They want to watch top prospects twice at least.
A step slow perhaps due to their busy recent schedule and maybe a mile behind philosophically, the Wolves were outscored 36-6 on made three-pointers in Boston.
Asked if he can foresee something similar to the reception that Kevin garnett received in Boston on Monday, Towns talked about a hope for his career.
Celtics fans got Kevin Garnett to take a bow from the bench, after their team had shot its way to a rout.
Both are 39 — and they took much different paths to the NBA.
The Wolves won their second consecutive game after they had lost eight of their last nine.
The Wolves big men combined for 44 points and 20 rebounds in Sunday's 100-85 victory at Brooklyn
Wolves interim coach Sam Mitchell hopes the fallout from Rajon Rondo's anti-gay slur is more tolerance and respect.
His grandmother, sister and other family members and friends came across the river from where he was born and raised in nearby New Jersey to watch him play a Knicks team he once cheered as a boy.
Coach Sam Mitchell sounded like a man more encouraged by his team's second-half comeback than discouraged by its first-half collapse.
Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor said he is working exclusively with Steve Kaplan's group and they have reached agreement on the minority interest 30 percent at a price Taylor wouldn't disclose.
Wolves interim coach Sam Mitchell said his team was "slow," as the Suns' Knight-Bledsoe backcourt dominated.
Interim coach Sam Mitchell called upon the pair late in the third quarter when all other hope was lost, and Miller's playmaking and LaVine's scoring created a 35-23 fourth-quarter advantage over the Suns.
Playing their second overtime game in three nights, the Wolves appeared headed to their second comfortable victory in Denver this season but the Nuggets had other ideas.
Timberwolves veteran Kevin Martin's right wrist continued to throb Friday, which might be a good sign. He has broken that wrist twice before in his career and each time scored 30-plus points.
Now 37 years old with a body showing its age, Bryant played his first NBA minutes in a game against the Wolves 19 years ago last month..
Flip Saunders hired the former Wolves point guard as a Wizards assistant in '09.
Early on, the East has been better than the West.
He won the award despite limited playing time lately in the fourth quarter.
Andrew Wiggins scored 27 points but that 28th point eluded him when he missed a free throw that would have tied the score with 5.8 seconds left.
Returned to running and playing one-on-one against teammate Ricky Rubio and others, Pekovic hopes to join his team for workouts within two weeks, presumably with his return to game action a couple of weeks after that.
The Timberwolves' three-game winning streak disappeared with Sunday's 107-99 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center.
Nemanja Bjelica returned Sunday with 22 minutes off the bench. His shot was perfect, even if his legs and lungs weren't.
Sam Mitchell decided to go with his more experienced center late in the games vs. the Kings and Hawks.
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