Taj Gibson (67) and Josh Okogie (20) couldn't believe a foul call Friday night during the Wolves' loss to the Spurs.

Feeling foul: Towns exits early, Wolves fall short at home to Spurs

Derrick Rose scored 23 points but airballed a three at the buzzer that could have tied the game and the Wolves lost a second consecutive game. Karl-Antony Towns played just 21 minutes before fouling out.

Ankle issues abound for Wolves' point guards

3 minutes ago
Derrick Rose has endured problems with both ankles.
Are the run of ankle injuries with the Wolves a coincidence or is there something to being a point guard that leaves you more susceptible to injuring your ankle?

Warriors beat Clippers 112-94; Boogie fouls out of debut

28 minutes ago
Los Angeles Clippers center Marcin Gortat, left, reaches in on Golden State Warriors center DeMarcus Cousins during the first half
Stephen Curry scored 28 points, DeMarcus Cousins added 14 before fouling out of his Warriors debut after being sidelined for nearly a year, and Golden State pulled away in the third quarter to beat the Los Angeles Clippers 112-94 on Friday night for its seventh straight victory and sixth in a row on the road.
Wolves
January 18
Timberwolves interim head coach Ryan Saunders doesn't like a foul call during the second half

Saunders, Wolves not blaming officials for loss to Spurs

Interim coach Ryan Saunders said the Wolves as a "no excuse team" when it comes to blaming officials for Friday's loss.
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) after sinking a fourth quarter basket Thursday night. He finished the game with 46 points.
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Wolves
January 18

Wiggins moves to No. 2 on Wolves scoring list

Andrew Wiggins moved into second for points in Wolves history. But it's quite a gap to the top spot.
Wolves
January 18

Wolves-San Antonio game recap

A look back at Friday night's game.
Wolves
January 18
Before Jimmy Butler (top) left the Wolves via a trade he forced, he accused the team of lacking toughness. When they met again Tuesday in Philadelphia

Souhan: Wolves can't be counted on to show heart, toughness every game

What the Wolves displayed in Philadelphia was a lack of toughness, getting blown out from the start against a team that is dealing with its own version of Butler dyspepsia.
Wolves
January 18
Jimmy Butler is flanked by Minnesota Timberwolves head coach Tom Thibodeau as he is introduced at Mall of America after the trade that brought Butler

Hartman: Thibodeau's Wolves trades missed mark

The question will always be, would the Wolves have been better off keeping the a core of talented young players instead of dealing for Jimmy Butler

nba

  • Western Conference
    Northwest w l pct gb home away last 10
    Denver 30 14 .682 0 19-4 11-10 7-3
    Portland 28 19 .596 3.5 20-7 8-12 7-3
    Oklahoma City 26 18 .591 4 14-7 12-11 4-6
    Utah 26 21 .553 5.5 13-8 13-13 8-2
    Minnesota 21 24 .467 9.5 15-8 6-16 5-5
  • Pacific w l pct gb home away last 10
    Golden State 31 14 .689 0 18-6 13-8 8-2
    LA Clippers 24 20 .545 6.5 14-9 10-11 4-6
    LA Lakers 25 21 .543 6.5 15-9 10-12 5-5
    Sacramento 23 22 .511 8 14-10 9-12 4-6
    Phoenix 11 35 .239 20.5 7-17 4-18 2-8
  • Southwest w l pct gb home away last 10
    San Antonio 27 20 .574 0 18-6 9-14 7-3
    Houston 25 19 .568 0.5 16-7 9-12 6-4
    New Orleans 21 25 .457 5.5 15-6 6-19 5-5
    Dallas 20 24 .455 5.5 16-6 4-18 4-6
    Memphis 19 26 .422 7 11-10 8-16 1-9
  • Eastern Conference
    Central w l pct gb home away last 10
    Milwaukee 32 12 .727 0 20-4 12-8 8-2
    Indiana 29 15 .659 3 15-6 14-9 7-3
    Detroit 20 24 .455 12 13-10 7-14 4-6
    Chicago 10 35 .222 22.5 5-16 5-19 1-9
    Cleveland 9 37 .196 24 5-17 4-20 1-9
  • Atlantic w l pct gb home away last 10
    Toronto 34 13 .723 0 19-4 15-9 8-2
    Philadelphia 30 16 .652 3.5 19-4 11-12 7-3
    Boston 27 18 .600 6 17-5 10-13 6-4
    Brooklyn 24 23 .511 10 12-11 12-12 7-3
    New York 10 34 .227 22.5 4-14 6-20 1-9
  • Southeast w l pct gb home away last 10
    Miami 21 22 .488 0 11-12 10-10 5-5
    Charlotte 21 23 .477 0.5 15-8 6-15 4-6
    Orlando 19 26 .422 3 12-12 7-14 3-7
    Washington 19 26 .422 3 14-8 5-18 6-4
    Atlanta 14 30 .318 7.5 8-11 6-19 4-6
  • Points
    K. Towns MIN 978
    A. Wiggins MIN 710
    D. Rose MIN 640
    R. Covington MIN 465
    D. Saric MIN 451
  • Rebounds
    K. Towns MIN 544
    T. Gibson MIN 294
    D. Saric MIN 245
    R. Covington MIN 193
    G. Dieng MIN 184
  • Assists
    J. Teague MIN 236
    T. Jones MIN 170
    D. Rose MIN 163
    K. Towns MIN 129
    A. Wiggins MIN 91
  • Field Goal Percentage
    T. Gibson MIN .557
    K. Towns MIN .495
    G. Dieng MIN .487
    D. Rose MIN .485
    L. Deng MIN .476
  • Blocked Shots
    K. Towns MIN 85
    R. Covington MIN 47
    G. Dieng MIN 25
    T. Gibson MIN 23
    A. Wiggins MIN 23
  • Steals
    R. Covington MIN 74
    T. Jones MIN 54
    A. Wiggins MIN 44
    K. Towns MIN 40
    T. Gibson MIN 35
  • Points
    J. Harden HOU 1450
    K. Durant GS 1270
    D. Lillard POR 1203
    A. Davis NO 1176
    J. Embiid PHI 1156
  • Rebounds
    A. Drummond DET 651
    D. Jordan DAL 610
    R. Gobert UTA 599
    J. Embiid PHI 572
    K. Towns MIN 544
  • Assists
    R. Westbrook OKC 384
    J. Holiday NO 369
    B. Simmons PHI 368
    J. Harden HOU 350
    K. Lowry TOR 342
  • Field Goal Percentage
    R. Gobert UTA .652
    D. Jordan DAL .640
    C. Capela HOU .631
    M. Harrell LAC .625
    D. Sabonis IND .617
  • Blocked Shots
    M. Turner IND 108
    A. Davis NO 104
    R. Gobert UTA 94
    J. McGee LAL 89
    H. Whiteside MIA 87
  • Steals
    P. George OKC 98
    R. Westbrook OKC 91
    J. Harden HOU 83
    D. Fox SAC 81
    (2) Players 76
  • Thursday, January 17
    Washington 101, New York 100, F Philadelphia 120, Indiana 96, F Charlotte 114, Sacramento 95, F
    Toronto 111, Phoenix 109, F Denver 135, Chicago 105, F LA Lakers 138, Oklahoma City 128, F
  • Friday, January 18
    Brooklyn 117, Orlando 115, F Boston 122, Memphis 116, F Detroit 98, Miami 93, F
    San Antonio 116, Minnesota 113, F Utah 115, Cleveland 99, F Golden State 112, LA Clippers 94, F
    Portland 128, New Orleans 112, F
  • Today, January 19
    Oklahoma City @ Philadelphia Phoenix @ Charlotte Dallas @ Indiana
    Milwaukee @ Orlando Sacramento @ Detroit Memphis @ Toronto
    Boston @ Atlanta Miami @ Chicago LA Lakers @ Houston
    Cleveland @ Denver
  • Sunday, January 20
    Charlotte @ Indiana Phoenix @ Minnesota LA Clippers @ San Antonio
  • Monday, January 21
    Oklahoma City @ New York Chicago @ Cleveland Dallas @ Milwaukee
    Detroit @ Washington Orlando @ Atlanta Sacramento @ Brooklyn
    New Orleans @ Memphis Miami @ Boston Houston @ Philadelphia
    Portland @ Utah Golden State @ LA Lakers
  • Tuesday, January 22
    Sacramento @ Toronto Portland @ Oklahoma City LA Clippers @ Dallas
    Minnesota @ Phoenix
  • Wednesday, January 23
    Toronto @ Indiana Orlando @ Brooklyn Cleveland @ Boston
    LA Clippers @ Miami Houston @ New York Atlanta @ Chicago
    Charlotte @ Memphis Detroit @ New Orleans San Antonio @ Philadelphia
    Denver @ Utah
  • Thursday, January 24
    Golden State @ Washington New Orleans @ Oklahoma City Portland @ Phoenix
    Minnesota @ LA Lakers
Wolves
January 18

NBA playoff chase: Where are the Wolves?

A look at the conference standings with an eye on whether the Timberwolves can finish among the top eight teams in the West.
Wolves
January 18

Timberwolves-San Antonio game preview

The Spurs arrive having won seven of their past 10 and blew out the Wolves in their last matchup, a 124-98 victory in San Antonio on Dec. 21.
Wolves
January 17
The Wolves’ Josh Okogie, chasing a ball along with the Spurs’ Quincy Pondexter in a late November game, has started seven games in a row.

Wolves rookie Okogie adjusting his game to being a starter

Josh Okogie has been getting a crash course in defending some of the top scorers in the NBA since Robert Covington has missed the past seven games because of a right knee bone bruise.
Wolves
January 16
Can't win without him? Lifeless Wolves proved Jimmy Butler right

Can't win without him? Lifeless Wolves proved Jimmy Butler right

The actions and body language of the Wolves on the court suggested they were either trembling at the mere sight of former teammate Jimmy Butler, or just weren’t up to the challenge.
Wolves
January 16
Philadelphia 76ers' Ben Simmons goes up for a dunk during the first half

General soreness: Wolves demolished by Butler, 76ers in 149-107 smackdown

The Wolves allowed 83 points in the first half as the 76ers rolled to victory. As guard Jeff Teague put it: "That was a game we all had marked and they dogged us."
Wolves
January 15
Robert Covington waved to the Philadelphia 76ers crowd on Tuesday

Three ex-76ers now with Wolves make emotional return to Philly

Tuesday was still a homecoming for Robert Covington, Dario Saric and Jerryd Bayless
Wolves
January 15
Joel Embiid, left, goes up for a shot off the Timberwolves' Josh Okogie during the first half

'Pretty gets you beat by 40.' Wolves search for ruggedness after blowout

The Timberwolves lamented their lack of energy and effort in a 42-point loss to Philadelphia
Wolves
January 15

Worst five defeats in Timberwolves history

The Timberwolves quickly got headed in the wrong direction on the road against the 76ers on Tuesday, which led to the second-largest defeat in franchise history.
Wolves
January 15

Wolves-Philadelphia game recap

A look back at Tuesday night's game.
Wolves
January 15
It didn’t take long for Jimmy Butler to become a hot-button topic, but his 76ers coach quickly defended him.

Sixers getting crash course in life with Jimmy Butler

The trade with Minnesota brought the Sixers someone who plays at an All-Star level, as well as a player who brings drama to your locker room thanks to his competitive nature.
Wolves
January 14

BB and AB: Wolves, Sixers compare before and after having Butler

Here are some key statistics since the trade was finalized:
Wolves
January 14

Timberwolves-Philadelphia game preview

The Timberwolves are 2-1 since interim coach Ryan Saunders took over. They won their lone road contest so far under Saunders last week at Oklahoma City.
Wolves
January 14
Philadelphia 76ers' Jimmy Butler (23) goes up for a shot between Atlanta Hawks' Omari Spellman (6) and DeAndre' Bembry (95) during the first half of a

Just another game? Wolves try to focus on game, not facing Butler

A good-sized media contingent greeted interim Timberwolves head coach Ryan Saunders and players Monday, a day ahead of a road game plenty of people had circled.
Wolves
January 14
FSN's Petersen: 'Oppressive' Thibodeau told Wolves assistants not to talk to him

FSN's Petersen: 'Oppressive' Thibodeau told Wolves assistants not to talk to him

Jim Petersen, the veteran Timberwolves' analyst for Fox Sports North, had some interesting comments on a recent podcast in the aftermath of Tom Thibodeau's firing.
Wolves
January 14
Timberwolves interim head coach Ryan Saunders has given a lot of meaningful minutes to point guard Tyus Jones, notably late in close games.

In three games, Wolves' Saunders offers glimpse of his coaching style

Ryan Saunders figures to be far more flexible with his rotation and playing guys for short bursts as he sees fit. Will Tyus Jones keep playing a bigger role?
Final, 1/18 1 2 3 4 F
San Antonio 27-20 28 30 30 28 116
Minnesota 21-24 31 27 32 23 113

NBA Scoreboard

  • Brooklyn

    Orlando

     

    - F

    117

    115

  • Memphis

    Boston

     

    - F

    116

    122

  • Miami

    Detroit

     

    - F

    93

    98

  • San Antonio

    Minnesota

     

    - F

    116

    113

  • Cleveland

    Utah

     

    - F

    99

    115

  • Golden State

    LA Clippers

     

    - F

    112

    94

  • New Orleans

    Portland

     

    - F

    112

    128