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Karl-Anthony Towns is struggling in the playoffs, but he isn't paying attention to outsiders' observations.
While being outscored 7-3, outshot 84-37 and falling behind 0-2 in their first-round playoff series with Winnipeg, the Wild has had its offense through the neutral zone disrupted by the Jets.
Tom Thibodeau's more recent attempt to reunite his old Chicago Bulls team might be in a position to pay dividends in the Wolves' upcoming playoff series with Houston.
The Lynx were active in Thursday night's WNBA draft, picking up Gophers guard Carlie Wagner and trading for a 6-3 forward from Gonzaga.
Gophers players excited over new coach, too, Wagner says.
Despite a neck so painful he couldn't finish Monday's game, Gibson played, and played especially well when it mattered most.
The Lynx have two picks in the second round – No. 17 and No. 24 – and the final pick in the third round, 36th overall.
The Wolves got a needed victory to set up a one-game showdown with Denver at Target Center. The loser stays home for the postseason.
Gibson's status for Wednesday's crucial regular-season finale with Denver could be in doubt.
Timberwolves assistants Rick Brunson and Ed Pinckney were able to be in San Antonio on Monday night for Villanova's national championship victory. Both have a rooting interest in the Wildcats.
A night full of stumbles required a late rescue from the veteran.
Cleared for contact, the All-Star accompanied the team to Dallas just so he could take that next step.
Wright, whose defensive prowess allows her to guard both guards and forwards, left to become an assistant coach at North Carolina-Charlotte last season.
The Twins are returning to their long-time radio home after the Pohlad family decided that mixing baseball with the music format on 96.3 FM didn't work well.
Wolves coach Thibodeau said he talked to his team about the need to be mentally ready to bounce back on Wednesday against Atlanta.
After losing at home Monday, 101-93, to a Memphis team that had lost 23 of its past 24 games before coming to Target Center, the Wolves will try to rebound against the Atlanta Hawks, the worst team in the NBA East.
Memphis had won only one of its last 24 games, lost 17 in a row on the road and been beaten by 61 points last week before coming to Target center. 'This is the worst loss,' guard Jeff Teague said.
Tre Jones and Apple Valley lost in the Class 4A title game. Then Tyus' college team, Duke, lost to Kansas for a chance to go to the Final Four.
Eric Staal hasn't reached the 40-goal mark since 2008-09.
It should help the Wolves that In their final 10 games they play just four games against teams with winning records.
Point guard Jeff Teague has been at his freelancing best recently. Will he keep that up when Jimmy Butler returns from his knee injury?
Back with the team, the All-Star guard continues to rehab as the Wolves pursue a playoff spot.
The assistant coach got home from Vancouver in time to watch son Mason play for Minnetonka, which defeated Duluth East for the Class 2A boys' hockey title Saturday.
Cheryl Reeve has pushed to expand the way the Lynx prepares, both for April's draft and for the upcoming season when the Lynx will try to win their fifth WNBA title in eight years.
His minutes having spiked since Jimmy Butler's knee injury, Nemanja Bjelica continues to get more aggressive. Thursday he scored a career-high 30 points and had 12 rebounds. He also played 40 or more minutes for the second consecutive game.
After poor play on the road last week, the Wild hopes to this time keep games under control against Vancouver and Edmonton.
With 16 games left the Wolves are 38-28. They are in a virtual tie with San Antonio and New Orleans for fourth in the West, one game behind Portland, but just two games from being out of the playoff picture.
Karl-Anthony Towns and Jeff Teague admitted to losing their cool at Utah, where both were ejected during a game the Wolves went on to lose.
The team said he will be out indefinitely, but Jimmy Butler has been telling people he intends to return for the playoffs after hurting his knee in Houston.
Playing their first game without the injured Jimmy Butler and just hours after arriving back to Minnesota after team plane issues, the Timberwolves hunkered down for a win.
No team played more games in January than the Wolves, so the week-long All-Star break was a chance to gear up for a final 21-game push.
Coaches and training partners predict future Olympic success.
The team is third in the West but needs to work harder to survive a tough post-All-Star-break stretch.
The Wolves, who had their 13-game home winning streak broken by Houston on Tuesday, started another Thursday on a night when the late Flip Saunders was honored pregame.
It was Flip Saunders Night at Target Center, honoring the man who did so much for basketball in the state, a man lost to Hodgkins lymphoma two years ago.
It only took the mention of Flip Saunders' name for Timberwolves coach Tom Thibodeau go all "six degrees of sentimentality." at Wednesday's practice.
Lindsay Whalen is building her experience as a basketball commentator while playing for the Lynx as long as possible.
The Wolves scored the game's first nine points, led New Orleans by 18 not long thereafter and held on for the wire-to-wire win. It was another impressive outing on their home court.
Wiggins scored 15 points Saturday night, giving him 5,996 for his career. Wednesday at Cleveland, he presumably will be the sixth-youngest player in league history to reach 6,000 points.
A history of the Super Bowl, from before it was the Super Bowl
The Minnesota Lynx's journey through free agency got a little more challenging with the news that backup guard Renee Montgomery has signed with Atlanta.
With All-Star guard Jimmy Butler healthy and back in the lineup, he wants teammate Andrew Wiggins to keep pushing his limits.
The Wolves are 10-0 in their last 10 home games, and 6-0 when playing on the heels of a two-game losing streak.
The Wolves went 2-2 without All-Star Jimmy Butler this time, after suffering back-to-back one-sided losses when Butler was sick early in the season.
Andrew Wiggins' dominant play helped make up for the absence of ailing Jamal Crawford and Jimmy Butler.
Jimmy Butler, the team's leading scorer, missed the game with a sore right knee. Jamal Crawford, one of the team's best scorers off the bench, has a sprained left big toe.
The Wolves just completed the second 5-0 homestand in franchise history and have won 12 of their past 15 games.
More and more, the accepted offensive formula for winning in the NBA includes lots of three-pointers plus lots of lay-ups and dunks. The Wolves aren't going there.
The Wolves completed only the second 5-0 homestand in franchise history (the other one was 17 years ago) and have won their last eight games at home.
The Wolves will finish up a five-game homestand Sunday against Portland looking for just their second 5-0 homestand ever.
New York shot north of 55 percent for much of Friday night's game but the Wolves opened the fourth quarter on a 24-6 win to take control in front of yet another sold-out crowd.
Eleven months after a torn ACL ended his 20016-17 season - and his time in Minnesota - Zach LaVine is set to return Saturday when the Bulls host Detroit at United Center.
Against a Cavaliers team getting healthy with the return of Isaiah Thomas, Cleveland scored a season-high 131 points in a weekend victory at Orlando
Cheryl Reeve likes to describe herself as the mother of an extended family. She has the players' backs but isn't afraid to kick their butts. Most of all, she appeals to the team by investing the time to understand what the Lynx need to play their best.
Taj Gibson's solid play has boosted Wolves, but he's done it on a bigger stage.
A 16-0 run to open the game helped Minnesota win for the seventh time in the past eight games.
Outside of the rotation for most of the season, Aldrich has continued to work hard in practice and maintain a positive attitude off the court. That gets noticed.
Wolves point guard Jeff Teague injured his left knee and had to leave the game following a scrum for a loose ball with 13.4 seconds left in regulation Wednesday night against Denver.
The star guard scored 23 of those points in the fourth quarter and overtime.
After there were questions about whether he was even going to play against Portland, Jimmy Butler carried the Wolves to victory on his (sore) back.
Coach Tom Thibodeau said he wasn't surprised that Jimmy Butler fought through back pain and played Monday night.
Phoenix limped into town with a lengthy injured list and a five-game losing streak. The Suns proceeded to turn the ball over 27 times, trailing the Wolves — sometimes by double figures — for three-plus quarters.
For Jamal Crawford, learning how be effective in the playing time he's been given has been a challenge.
Tom Thibodeau adjusted his rotation Thursday for the first time since he went essentially with a three-man bench these past two weeks.
Jimmy Butler's 10-point fourth quarter, and some stingy defense, helped Minnesota open a five-game homestand with a victory.
Wolves guard Tyus Jones checks in with younger brother Tre - who is Duke-bound after this season at Apple Valley - after nearly every game.
Jimmy Butler scored 30 points again, but ended the game with a turnover, a missed shot and a sprained pinkie as the Wolves were held to two free throws in the final 3 minutes, 45 seconds.
Coach Tom Thibodeau and guard Jimmy Butler stressed the need for defensive focus after the Wolves struggled against Memphis, which ended an 11-game losing streak.
Former Gophers player and Wolves assistant J.B. Bickerstaff was named interim head coach of the Grizzlies after one of his best friends — David Fizdale — was fired 20 games into the season.
The Timberwolves starting five all played at least 37 minutes Tuesday night, and get little time to rest with a game tonight in New Orleans.
More and more, it appears Tyus Jones is gaining Wolves coach Tom Thibodeau's confidence, though Thibodeau was clear Jones needs to continue to work on his individual defense.
No team has played in a Super Bowl at its home stadium. If the Vikings make it, everything from aftermarket ticket prices to merchandise sales to the level of excitement in the Twin Cities would be ratcheted up.
Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns spent Thanksgiving afternoon at the House of Charity in Minneapolis, serving free meals.
Miami on Friday buried the Wolves under an avalanche of three-pointers en route to the victory.
The final 12 minutes of Wednesday's game showed just how fragile the Wolves have been in the fourth quarter, especially of late.
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