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Little-used Damjan Rudez played quality minutes and was a factor in Wednesday's victory over the Clippers.
Two years after parlaying his job coordinating the Vikings' explosive 1998 offense into a head coaching job in Baltimore, Brian Billick had the Ravens in…
Free agents Sylvia Fowles and Renee Montgomery agreed to stay with Lynx while the team traded Devereaux Peters to Indiana for Natasha Howard.
It is an indication of how difficult January was for Wild that the team fell out of the playoff picture while on All-Star break.
Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve liked the past format, but she is open to the changes.
That pleases their coach, but wins still scarce for young team.
Zach LaVine said being pushed showed the coaches care about him. Then he joked: "As much as they're on me, they must love me to death."
It's not just bright lights and big stars that have prompted Andrew Wiggins to shoot nearly 60 percent and average nearly 30 points in three games against Cleveland, where the Wolves play tonight.
Kevin Garnett spoke Saturday on a number of issues. On some he was rather effusive. On others, not so much.
They let a double-digit lead vanish again but finished strong for a rare victory over an above-.500 team.
There are times, especially recently, when watching film from games wasn't the most pleasant experience for Wolves players. For at least one day, that changed.
Interim coach Sam Mitchell addressed his future with the team before Sunday's game, saying that developing players is still more important than winning for the Wolves.
For the first time in 10 games and only the second time in 15, the Wolves won. Phoenix was without two starters and has won only once in its last 14 games.
Interim coach Sam Mitchell says a patient approach worked for him as the coach in Toronto. "Explain to me how we're blocking the young guys?" Mitchell asked.
The Wild's struggling offense went as low as it can go Friday, a shutout good for a third consecutive loss.
Zach Parise, 12 of his teammates, retired Wild player Keith Ballard and Twins player Joe Mauer held a skating and pizza party for current and former patients of Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota.
Zach Parise and Wild coach Mike Yeo talked alone for about half of Thursday's practice. The Wild is 0-2-1 in its past three at home and 2-4-1 in its past seven.
The loss to Oklahoma City was the Wolves 11th in 12 games and ended a homestand in which they lost all four games.
Tuesday's game between the Wolves and Oklahoma City at Target Center was a meeting of the big man mutual admiration society, one encompassing three generations of players, at least in NBA career terms: Kevin Garnett, Kevin Durant and Karl-Anthony Towns.
Reeve came to Minnesota in 2010, going 13-21 in her first season. Since then, starting in 2011, the Lynx have gone a combined 127-43 in the regular season, won the WNBA's Western Conference title four times and won the title three times, including in 2015.
The second-year Wolves guard is hitting the gym to work through a cold spell.
Nikola Pekovic took a pass from Gorgui Dieng and scored only 22 seconds into his first action since March. He finished with 12 points and two rebounds in 16 minutes.
The Wolves cleared the air Tuesday during a lengthy meeting among players and coaches, but will it lead to victories? "I think we've touched bottom now," guard Ricky Rubio said.
Timberwolves interim head coach Sam Mitchell believes his team's young players are capable but need to concentrate better and for longer.
Kevin Garnett and Tim Duncan squared off again, in what might be the final season for both.
Back-to-back games at Brooklyn and Boston have Kevin Garnett looking back.
A starting group that had success early in the season got another chance, and defeated Sacramento on Friday night.
Andre Miller can go games without playing, then he will find himself on the court playing 20 or even 30 minutes.
Crushed by Denver on Tuesday night, the Wolves have lost seven of eight and interim coach Sam Mitchell hinted at changes ahead.
for the first time in their careers, Karl-Anthony Towns and Kristaps Porzingis will meet on the court Wednesday in New York.
Sam Mitchell remains convinced LaVine will benefit from time at point guard. That's why, in the short term, he will continue to get minutes there.
Kobe Bryant made his first three shots, including a three-pointer. But he made only two of his next 10, and he remained on the bench as the crowd chanted for his return later in the game.
Rising Timberwolves' stars Karl-Anthony Towns, Andrew Wiggins and Zach LaVine were 1 years old when Bryant made his NBA debut.
Monday's loss — the Wolves' fourth consecutive overall — was the 14th straight against the Clippers.
Kevin Garnett doesn't talk with the media a whole lot these days. But, whenever he does, the Wolves veteran forward is invariably compelling.
General manager Milt Newton said the plan is to give Jones a stint of six or seven games with the Idaho Stampede, during which he will be scouted steadily by the Wolves.
The fourth-string point guard from Apple Valley has played in only two of 19 games all season.
Parise has no goals and one assist in the four games since his return. This after getting seven goals and two assists in his first seven games.
The job of monitoring Ricky Rubio's health sits with Rubio and Arnie Kander, who said he has sometimes been more cautious than the Wolves guard would like.
Originally hired as a Lynx assistant in 2008, Petersen was kept on the staff when Cheryl Reeve became coach in 2010 and has been part of three WNBA championships.
Safety Harrison Smith and defensive end Everson Griffen worked out after missing practice Tuesday and Wednesday.
Andrew Wiggins and four reserves stayed on the floor to stop Atlanta.
When Andrew Wiggins is in attack mode late in a close game, the first thing he looks at when he gets the ball is not the fellow guarding him.
In the five games before Monday, Kevin Martin had shot 25 percent and averaged 7.6 points. He hit a key three-pointer in the victory that might shake his slow start to the season.
Hoping to help veteran guard Kevin Martin shake his recent shooting slump and determined to give younger players more playing time, coach Sam Mitchell has changed his starting lineup and altered his rotation.
One of the livelier debates this young season among those regularly watching the Wolves is where Zach LaVine should play.
In a game in which Kevin Garnett passed yet another milestone in his decades-long career, the Timberwolves youth movement took another bumpy ride.
Kevin Garnett played a season-high 24 minutes Sunday, and in the proces went over 50,000 for his NBA career.
Teddy Bridgewater was a full participant in the Vikings' practice Friday, although coach Mike Zimmer said Bridgewater had not been officially cleared under the league's concussion protocol.
Along with sitting out Kevin Garnett for the second game of a back-to-back, that left interim coach Sam Mitchell with a starting lineup of Karl-Anthony Towns, Tayshaun Prince, Adreian Payne, Kevin Martin and Zach LaVine.
Without three starters -- Andrew Wiggins, Ricky Rubio and Kevin Garnett -- they fell to 0-3 at Target Center.
In Thursday's loss, the Wolves' Karl Anthony Towns was 3-for-13 for six points and four rebounds. Andrew Wiggins was 5-for-18 for 12 points.
Nemanja Bjelica's transition from European basketball to the NBA has included a nightly course on what constitutes a foul.
Andrew Wiggins is shooting 30 percent through three games and is 0-for-6 on three-point shots. In Monday's loss to Portland, Wiggins made just five of 17 shots while scoring 16 points.
While it probably won't be easy at any point this season, the Wolves, having played through the emotion of Monday's tribute to Flip Saunders, might now find it easier to focus on basketball.
Portland's star guard kept the Blazers close early and finished with 34 points.
Backup goalie Darcy Kuemper has been waiting for a week for another chance in net.
Nino Niederreiter's goal 32 seconds into the third period broke a 4-4 tie and the Wild held on to complete the victory over Chicago.
After being limited to 22 games last season by an ankle injury that ultimately required surgery in April, Ricky Rubio missed much of the preseason with a quad strain
The Wolves are attempting to move forward as best they can, a challenge given the heaviness of the news but a necessity given their season begins in just two days in Los Angeles against the Lakers.
Karl-Anthony Towns had 18 points and 12 rebounds, his second double-double of the preseason, to lead the Wolves at Target Center.
Tyus Jones and Rashad Vaughn first became friends in elementary school when they played together on a Minneapolis AAU team.
Coach Sam Mitchell prefers having former UCLA star Shabazz Muhammad come off the bench, for now.
Cheryl Reeve expects Seimone Augustus, Lindsay Whalen and Rebekkah Brunson to return to form. But she added that fans will see changes in next season's roster.
Behind a second-half surge, the Lynx pulled ahead of Indiana in Game 5 and won a third WNBA championship in five seasons. Midseason addition Sylvia Fowles led the way with 20 points.
The Lynx have a chance to win a third title in five seasons, an accomplishment that would land themselves alongside the early Houston teams in the conversation about the WNBA's most impressive dynasty.
They're counting on Target Center energy to help recapture crown.
Full-court Indiana pressure and foul trouble kept the Lynx from closing out the series in a 75-69 loss. The deciding Game 5 will be Wednesday at Target Center.
There was still a buzz Saturday about Maya Moore's Game 3 buzzer-beater Friday night. Moore, though, insisted that nothing was finished.
Maya Moore played just 22 minutes Friday night, but she scored 24 points including the game-winning three-pointer as time expired to give the Lynx a 2-1 advantage in the WNBA Finals.
With starting guard Lindsay Whalen struggling, reserve guards Anna Cruz and Renee Montgomery tormented Indiana in Game 2.
To the Lynx it was an aggressive game, the style they needed to play. To Indiana coach Stephanie White, the way the officials called the game turned it into a 'bloodbath.'
Rebuke after Game 1 loss gives way to agenda of helping Whalen succeed.
The Lynx turned the ball over 15 times and went 15-for-23 from the free-throw line in a sloppy home loss.
The Lynx have made a habit of reaching the finals, but it's anything but routine
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