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The Lynx have played their best basketball of the season since allowing 51 first-half points in Seattle.
Emotion will be fuel for game against Phoenix in Brittney Griner’s return.
Amid the euphoria, the two first-round draft picks are eager to learn with the Wolves.
The Serbian power forward was named Euroleague MVP this past season.
Coach Cheryl Reeve had an ugly assessment of the Lynx' play in its loss to Tulsa on Sunday night.
On opening night the Lynx came back from a 16-point first-quarter deficit to beat Tulsa. Since then the Shock has gone 5-0, winning by an average of more than 14 points.
The 2014 WNBA champs will be missing three starters from last year.
Minnesota's reserves scored 46 points, led by guard Tricia Liston with 15, in the blowout of Seattle on Thursday night at Target Center.
Ariya Smith. She’s 14, been watching Maya Moore for years and is a big fan. Wednesday she got to meet her. Her reaction to the special day spent with the Lynx? "Speechless."
It wasn’t easy but the Lynx used their core players to defeat Tulsa 83-75 on Friday night in their season opener at Target Center.
Seimone Augustus is 31, Lindsay Whalen and Rebekkah Brunson are 33. With the Lynx' key players healthy, there's a sense of urgency as the team starts the new season.
It didn't take long for former Gophers star Amanda Zahui B. to learn something important about her new job. She makes her WNBA debut with Tulsa on Friday at Target Center.
The Lynx waived small forwards Shae Kelley and Asia Taylor on Tuesday, bringing their roster to the league maximum of 12 with Friday’s season opener looming.
From a role player as a rookie to starting center, Damiris Dantas will be asked to play an unexpected role when the WNBA season opens on Friday.
If the Lynx’s exhibition game last week in Washington, D.C., was all about evaluation, the goal in Monday’s game against New York will be to settle some lingering roster issues and get momentum.
The gritty power forward has been the unsung hero of the Lynx’s success in recent seasons.
The two teams will hold what is being called an “analytic” scrimmage. It will have two 10-minute controlled scrimmages with some unusual rules.
At the end of World War II 70 years ago, America finally got back to baseball, boxing and all the games we love. Former Vikings coach Bud Grant, now 88 years old, and others remember the era.
In 18 previous lottery appearances, the Wolves have never improved their position in the draft. They have moved down 10 times.
All 130 voters in a panel made up of sportswriters and broadcasters chose Wiggins. LaVine was the No. 2 vote-getter on the second team.
Sunday marks the start of training camp for the Lynx. They open with the goal of winning a third league title in five years.
Coach Cheryl Reeve said she's confident that Asjha Moore will be a quality replacement for Janel McCarville even though she'd had health issues and hasn't played in the WNBA for two seasons.
On Tuesday, for the 19th time since 1990, the Wolves will be in the NBA lottery. They are hoping to make a dent in their record of incredible futility.
Agent Mike Cound said that McCarville’s decision was a difficult one, given her ties to the state and to the Lynx. He said that, should she play in the WNBA again, Minnesota “is the only place she wants to be.”
Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve said the former Gophers star and WNBA veteran was in the team’s plans right up until her agent informed the team of her decision not to play.
The Lynx will begin the season with four starters on multi-year contracts, which bodes well for the future of a team that’s won two WNBA titles in the last four seasons.
Return of Patrick Kane, strong goalie are factors.
Andrew Wiggins is the landslide Rookie of the Year winner — the first Wolves player to earn the honor — and he has more to do.
Andrew Wiggins will become the first Timberwolves player to be named the league’s Rookie of the Year, according to a league source. The official announcement will be made Thursday.
The Kevin Love era is over, and now it’s up to young Andrew Wiggins to help the Wolves turn the page.
Timberwolves rookie Andrew Wiggins continues to grow as the season draws to a close.
It took some wheeling and dealing, but the Lynx addressed needs by acquiring a guard and selecting two forwards, including the Gophers' Shae Kelley.
The WNBA power doesn’t expect to draft a starter selecting so low.
Weirdly, both teams got what they needed: better playoff and lottery spots. Losing gave the Wolves the worst record in the NBA heading into Wednesday's season finale.
His season limited to just 22 games by a left ankle injury, Wolves guard Ricky Rubio said getting healthy is job No. 1 and that might mean not playing for the Spanish National Team at the European Championships.
Kevin Martin struggled in his return. He missed his first seven shots before finishing with 12 points in the Wolves’ loss to Orlando on Friday night.
His season over, with surgery looming, Wolves center Nikola Pekovic acknowledged he is concerned about his future, both on and off the basketball court.“Of course…
In coach Flip Saunders’ continuing quest to evaluate his young players, Monday's game saw more downs than ups.
After two injury riddled years, Chase Budinger finally has regained his form.
A disputed call allowed the Lakers to win in overtime. It was coach Flip Saunders and one of his players doing the disagreeing.
Flip Saunders’ young, depleted team ran out of energy after its early lead.
The veteran guard returned for the first time since the Wolves traded him.
Charlie Coyle has settled into his role as the third-line center for the Wild. He has five points in his past six games, and 12 in the 24 games since the All-Star break.
Of playing Wednesday in Toronto, Wolves rookie Andrew Wiggins said ‘if you only knew’ how much his homecoming meant to him.
The team was missing seven players and gave up 78 points inside on its way to losing for the ninth time in 10 games.
On the day he returned to Target Center for the first time since being traded to the Nets, Thaddeus Young said it was a…
Clad in a Wild sweater with her father’s number on it, Jordyn Leopold put an exclamation point on a weeklong, feel-good story when she stood, took the microphone and said, “Let’s Play Hockey.”
Wild drops finale of season series to Colorado and its antagonist.
On Thursday Justin Hamilton was in New Orleans. By Friday morning he was practicing with future Hall of Fame player Kevin Garnett.
Few expected Gary Neal to stay with the team, but Flip Saunders believes he might have what it takes.
Even in a 1-for-14 fourth quarter, the Wolves' aggressive play got them to the free throw line enough times to keep it close.
It was a very frustrated Nikola Pekovic who watched Monday’s game between the Timberwolves and Los Angeles Clippers from the bench, his right foot/ankle too sore to let him play.
Cameras, cheers followed KG wherever he went.
Kevin Garnett on Wednesday will make his first Target Center appearance in a Wolves uniform since April 9, 2007
Scene one:The Timberwolves weight room, Tuesday morning. Wolves forward Anthony Bennett, still hobbled a bit because of his right leg injury, decided to do…
Shabazz Muhammad knew something was wrong right away. It was early in practice Wednesday when the middle finger of his left hand got caught…
Plenty are looking forward to Kevin Garnett's return to the Wolves, but who might feel the impact of Garnett’s presence the most? Anthony Bennett and Adreian Payne.
The Wolves aren’t going to be in the playoffs, so the priority is seeing which players on the roster figure into the team’s long-term plans.
Kevin Garnett might have been the most popular man not in Target Center Friday, his pending, looming presence basically overshadowing the Wolves' win over Phoenix.
Kevin Garnett’s back, and Wolves hope his intensity influences young players
Establishing himself as an NBA player drives Wolves rookie Zach LaVine more than being known for slam dunks.
Adreian Payne was a freshman at Michigan State when he first met Saunders, who is good friends with Spartans coach Tom Izzo
The Wolves erased a 14-point fourth-quarter deficit, but they lamented the hole vs. Golden State got so big in the first place.
Wolves assistant coach Sidney Lowe never played for Dean Smith. But the great former North Carolina coach — who died Saturday night — still managed to have an impact on Lowe’s life.
Nikola Pekovic scored a season-high 29 points, leading a starting five that accounted for 98 points while Ricky Rubio rested up for tonight.
Down by double digits in the fourth quarter, the Timberwolves clawed back to top the Heat thanks to a renewed energy from Ricky Rubio.
Ricky Rubio is easing his way back from a severely sprained ankle.
Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve doesn’t expect any of her players to miss the season to rest for overseas play, like WNBA star Diana Taurasi will this season.
Rookie Andrew Wiggins stood tall against LeBron James finishing with 33 points but Cleveland pushed its win streak to 10 games.
Ricky Rubio, out since severely spraining his left ankle in Orlando Nov. 7, is scheduled to return to game action Monday night in Dallas.
Lorenzo Brown, who was drafted by the Wolves in 2013, hopes to stick with them this time around.
Kevin Martin’s return to the lineup helped end the Timberwolves’ 10-game home losing streak.
Via 10-day contract, Lorenzo Brown returned to the team that drafted him and scored 11 points Wednesday night.
With Nikola Pekovic back in the mix the past two games, Wolves coach Flip Saunders is interested in having Pekovic and Gorgui Dieng play on the floor together.
Timberwolves coach Flip Saunders canceled practice Thursday. He’ll find out in Friday’s game against New Orleans if that improves the team’s energy level.
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