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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
Many of top players from Indiana and Minnesota return for what will be a 2012 WNBA Finals rematch.
Nikola Pekovic hopes to return to practice in six or seven weeks. He’d like to be playing in December. But his recovery hopes have been dashed in the past.
The league released a statement saying Sunday’s game shouldn’t have ended that way.
It’s not often two such stars as Maya Moore and DeWanna Bonner go head-to-head.
The Lynx took control on the boards against the Mercury and won Game 1 of the WNBA Western Conference finals.
Occupying 6-8 Phoenix center Brittney Griner could prevent Sylvia Fowles from roaming the paint blocking drives and midrange shots.
Minnesota will play defending WNBA champion Phoenix in the conference finals after defeating Los Angeles 91-80 in Game 3 on Tuesday night.
Defense will be the key to making the Western finals.
Three starters and Minnesota’s reserves scored only 17 points vs. the Sparks in Friday’s Game 1 playoff win.
Maya Moore and Seimone Augustus, back together again, combined to score 50 points in the 67-65 victory over L.A. at Target Center.
After an inconsistent regular season due in part to injuries to key players, the Lynx feel they have the parts in place to make another title run.
Lynx center Sylvia Fowles joined the team in July and found a tough coach and a key role on the playoff-bound squad.
Both starting guards missed games down the stretch with injuries but will return for Friday's playoff opener against Los Angeles.
The Lynx scored 38 of their points in the paint in a 73-67 victory over Seattle that ensured the Lynx home court advantage in the first two rounds of the playoffs
Maya Moore was clearly annoyed at the way she and the team finished up Sunday’s loss to New York. She's hoping for a better showing against Seattle.
The Lynx lost the ball on four of their final five possession in a 75-71 defeat to the New York Liberty, costing them a chance to clinch the Western Conference title.
The former Lynx first-round draft pick is filling in for the injured Lindsay Whalen at point guard down the stretch.
With the Sept. 14 regular season approaching, Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner still sounds concerned about his offensive line.
The undrafted rookie continued to push his candidacy for a spot as the team’s third quarterback with his 11-for-11 performance against the Cowboys on Saturday.
Guard Lindsay Whalen didn’t play after an injury during the second quarter. But Maya Moore scored 28 and Sylvia Fowles shut down Mercury star Brittney Griner in the second half.
The Lynx are in a 1-4 stretch with five games left.
After Thursday’s practice at Winter Park, Vikings defensive coordinator George Edwards said the teams is still “aiming” to have rookie corner Trae Waynes start by opening day.
The Lynx will face two of the WNBA’s best teams, beginning Friday night at Madison Square Garden.
Gerald Hodges, a backup at both outside linebacker positions, will get the start at middle linebacker in the Vikings’ preseason game in Dallas on Saturday.
With the Lynx offense sputtering and Los Angeles closing fast, Sylvia Fowles took over during a fourth-quarter stretch of the Lynx’s 72-64 victory over the Sparks at Target Center.
The Lynx flew back from Phoenix Saturday morning having lost a second-consecutive game because of fourth-quarter problems. It is the team’s first losing streak this season.
Adam Thielen, a 2013 undrafted free agent out of Minnesota State Mankato, is well aware of the talent in Vikings camp at receiver.
The Vikings and Pittsburgh play in the Hall of Fame Game on Sunday in Canton, Ohio. Mike Zimmer has arranged for his team to get a tour.
Anthony Barr remains sidelined because of inflammation in his surgically repaired left knee. But Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said he expects Barr back sooner than later.
The 39-year-old will provide depth at the point guard position beyond Ricky Rubio and Tyus Jones.
The recently acquired center scored 12 points and grabbed eight rebounds.
Can you remember any time in recent years when a high-profile player wanted so badly to play in Minnesota, he or she was willing to not play at all if it didn’t happen?
The Lynx took advantage of 22 L.A. turnovers to score 21 points. And Maya Moore, who struggled at times hit two key baskets late to preserve the victory.
Fowles said she craved the ensemble feel of a Lynx team filled with former Olympic teammates, a situation that doesn’t feel like it’s all on her shoulders.
Fowles, who sat out the first half of the season while seeking a trade, has wanted to be here for months. The Lynx finally figured out a way to get her.
Huge comeback vs. the Storm saved a victory and brought out Maya Moore’s ‘A’ game.
Camille Little hit a jump shot with eight seconds to play in overtime, her only points of the game, to give Connecticut a 78-77 overtime victory over the Lynx.
Injuries and trades will alter the team’s look, but coach Cheryl Reeve likes its resolve.
Montgomery played one season with the Lynx before being part of the January 2010 that brought point guard Lindsay Whalen back to Minnesota.
It took the Lynx a little while to figure out how to play without the injured Seimone Augustus on Friday, but Maya Moore's 29 points helped secure an 84-66 win over the Sky.
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