Wolves dominate Kings in 'double game' for playoff chase

Wolves dominate Kings in 'double game' for playoff chase

The Wolves trail Denver by 2½ games and Sacramento by one for the final playoff spot in the West. But they must catch Portland and Dallas as well in the season's final six weeks.

Much like Kings owner, Wolves' Thibodeau impressed by Hield

12:30am
Rookie guard Buddy Hield suited up for Sacramento on Monday, nine days after becoming one of the featured pieces in an unexpected trade that sent DeMarcus Cousins to the Pelicans.

In honor of the Oscars: Maybe the Wolves really drafted these guys

February 27
In honor of the Oscars: Maybe the Wolves really drafted these guys
Here are five Oscar-worthy do-overs from past Wolves drafts. (If only they had the envelopes wrong.)
Wolves
1:54am

Wolves win in Sacramento 102-88

From the locker room after the Wolves moved within 21/2 games of Denver and one game of the Kings in the chase for the West's eighth and final playoff spot.
Wolves
12:27am

Wolves 102, Sacramento 88

Behind 29 points from Karl-Anthony Towns and 27 from Andrew Wiggins, the Wolves defeated the Kings 102-88 in Sacramento on Monday night.
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Wolves
12:15am

Wolves-Sacramento game recap

Wolves center Karl-Anthony Towns delivered his 45th double-double of the season with a commanding 29-point, 17-rebound performance.
Sports
February 27
Minnesota Timberwolves' Karl-Anthony Towns, left, keeps the ball away...

Chase for eighth: Wolves, Kings pursuing final playoff spot tonight

The Kings trail Denver by a game and the Wolves trail the Nuggets by three games in pursuit of the West's final playoff spot with 23 games remaining for the Wolves.
Wolves
February 27

'Extra mad' Towns hits weights after monster night doesn't lead to victory

Karl-Anthony Towns had 37 points and 22 rebounds but was frustrated after the turnover-prone Wolves gave up 142 points to the Houston Rockets.
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  • Western Conference
    Northwest w l pct gb home away last 10
    Utah 37 22 .627 0 20-11 17-11 7-3
    Oklahoma City 34 25 .576 3 22-8 12-17 6-4
    Denver 26 33 .441 11 16-14 10-19 4-6
    Portland 24 34 .414 12.5 14-13 10-21 3-7
    Minnesota 24 36 .400 13.5 15-18 9-18 5-5
  • Pacific w l pct gb home away last 10
    Golden State 50 9 .847 0 26-3 24-6 8-2
    LA Clippers 36 23 .610 14 19-9 17-14 5-5
    Sacramento 25 35 .417 25.5 13-17 12-18 6-4
    LA Lakers 19 41 .317 31.5 12-15 7-26 3-7
    Phoenix 18 41 .305 32 10-18 8-23 3-7
  • Southwest w l pct gb home away last 10
    San Antonio 45 13 .776 0 19-6 26-7 8-2
    Houston 42 19 .689 4.5 22-8 20-11 7-3
    Memphis 35 25 .583 11 18-11 17-14 6-4
    Dallas 24 35 .407 21.5 16-14 8-21 5-5
    New Orleans 23 37 .383 23 14-16 9-21 4-6
  • Eastern Conference
    Central w l pct gb home away last 10
    Cleveland 41 17 .707 0 26-6 15-11 8-2
    Indiana 31 29 .517 11 21-10 10-19 3-7
    Chicago 30 29 .508 11.5 18-11 12-18 6-4
    Detroit 28 31 .475 13.5 18-12 10-19 6-4
    Milwaukee 26 32 .448 15 15-15 11-17 5-5
  • Atlantic w l pct gb home away last 10
    Boston 38 22 .633 0 20-9 18-13 6-4
    Toronto 36 24 .600 2 21-10 15-14 6-4
    New York 24 36 .400 14 15-16 9-20 3-7
    Philadelphia 22 37 .373 15.5 14-17 8-20 4-6
    Brooklyn 9 49 .155 28 7-24 2-25 0-10
  • Southeast w l pct gb home away last 10
    Washington 34 23 .596 0 24-8 10-15 7-3
    Atlanta 33 26 .559 2 16-12 17-14 5-5
    Miami 27 33 .450 8.5 14-14 13-19 7-3
    Charlotte 25 34 .424 10 16-13 9-21 2-8
    Orlando 22 38 .367 13.5 10-19 12-19 3-7
  • Points
    K. Towns MIN 1443
    A. Wiggins MIN 1406
    Z. LaVine MIN 889
    G. Dieng MIN 605
    S. Muhammad MIN 523
  • Rebounds
    K. Towns MIN 731
    G. Dieng MIN 476
    A. Wiggins MIN 249
    R. Rubio MIN 207
    N. Bjelica MIN 195
  • Assists
    R. Rubio MIN 465
    K. Towns MIN 174
    A. Wiggins MIN 148
    K. Dunn MIN 141
    Z. LaVine MIN 140
  • Field Goal Percentage
    C. Aldrich MIN .527
    K. Towns MIN .525
    G. Dieng MIN .507
    L. Stephenson MIN .472
    S. Muhammad MIN .471
  • Blocked Shots
    K. Towns MIN 86
    G. Dieng MIN 62
    K. Dunn MIN 25
    A. Wiggins MIN 23
    C. Aldrich MIN 22
  • Steals
    R. Rubio MIN 97
    G. Dieng MIN 64
    A. Wiggins MIN 60
    K. Dunn MIN 48
    Z. LaVine MIN 41
  • Points
    R. Westbrook OKC 1829
    J. Harden HOU 1757
    I. Thomas BOS 1655
    D. Cousins NO 1598
    A. Davis NO 1575
  • Rebounds
    D. Jordan LAC 808
    A. Drummond DET 800
    H. Whiteside MIA 778
    R. Gobert UTA 756
    K. Towns MIN 731
  • Assists
    J. Harden HOU 690
    R. Westbrook OKC 605
    J. Wall WAS 588
    J. Teague IND 484
    L. James CLE 479
  • Field Goal Percentage
    D. Jordan LAC .696
    C. Capela HOU .652
    R. Gobert UTA .639
    D. Howard ATL .637
    M. Gortat WAS .586
  • Blocked Shots
    R. Gobert UTA 149
    A. Davis NO 135
    M. Turner IND 124
    H. Whiteside MIA 112
    G. Antetokounmpo MIL 110
  • Steals
    D. Green GS 119
    J. Wall WAS 114
    T. Ariza HOU 114
    R. Covington PHI 106
    G. Antetokounmpo MIL 101
  • Sunday, February 26
    Milwaukee 100, Phoenix 96, F San Antonio 119, LA Lakers 98, F Memphis 105, Denver 98, F
    Utah 102, Washington 92, F Boston 104, Detroit 98, F Toronto 112, Portland 106, F
    Oklahoma City 118, New Orleans 110, F LA Clippers 124, Charlotte 121, F
  • Monday, February 27
    Cleveland 102, Milwaukee 95, F Toronto 92, New York 91, F Golden State 119, Philadelphia 108, F
    Atlanta 114, Boston 98, F Dallas 96, Miami 89, F Indiana 117, Houston 108, F
    Minnesota 102, Sacramento 88, F
  • Today, February 28
    Golden State @ Washington Portland @ Detroit Utah @ Oklahoma City
    Denver @ Chicago Phoenix @ Memphis Charlotte @ LA Lakers
  • Wednesday, March 1
    New York @ Orlando Dallas @ Atlanta Philadelphia @ Miami
    Washington @ Toronto Cleveland @ Boston Denver @ Milwaukee
    Detroit @ New Orleans Indiana @ San Antonio Minnesota @ Utah
    Brooklyn @ Sacramento Houston @ LA Clippers
  • Thursday, March 2
    Golden State @ Chicago Charlotte @ Phoenix Oklahoma City @ Portland
  • Friday, March 3
    Cleveland @ Atlanta Toronto @ Washington Miami @ Orlando
    New York @ Philadelphia LA Clippers @ Milwaukee Memphis @ Dallas
    Brooklyn @ Utah Oklahoma City @ Phoenix San Antonio @ New Orleans
    Boston @ LA Lakers
  • Saturday, March 4
    Detroit @ Philadelphia Toronto @ Milwaukee Cleveland @ Miami
    LA Clippers @ Chicago Charlotte @ Denver Memphis @ Houston
    Minnesota @ San Antonio Brooklyn @ Portland
  • Sunday, March 5
    Indiana @ Atlanta Golden State @ New York Orlando @ Washington
    Boston @ Phoenix Utah @ Sacramento Oklahoma City @ Dallas
    New Orleans @ LA Lakers
Wolves
February 27

Wolves-Sacramento game preview

The Wolves continue their road trip Monday night against the revamped Kings.
Wolves
February 26

Wolves-Rockets game recap

A look back at Saturday night's game.
Wolves
February 26

Rockets rain down threes to defeat Wolves

Houston's prowess from behind the line - all 22 three-pointers - spoiled a standout night from Karl-Anthony Towns.
Wolves
February 26
Dallas Mavericks' Seth Curry, left, keeps the ball at a safe distance...

Trade rumors didn't seem to hurt Rubio's game at all

Ricky Rubio moved beyond Thursday's eventful trade deadline from which nothing occurred with a huge game Friday. He followed that up with a 14-point, 11-assist effort Saturday.
Wolves
February 25

NBA Insider: Cavaliers trade deadline winners without making any deals

But Cleveland is expected to add Deron Williams and Andrew Bogut.
Wolves
February 25

Wolves' week ahead

Make the coffee: road trip continues out west.
Wolves
February 25

NBA short takes

A weekly look around the league.
Wolves
February 25

Gameday preview: Wolves at Houston

This will be the third game vs. the Rockets this season, but the first away from Target Center.
Wolves
February 25

Wolves-Dallas game recap

A look back at Friday night's game.
Wolves
February 25

Wolves players express relief that trade deadline is past

After Thursday's NBA trade deadline came and went without the Timberwolves making a deal, some of the more relieved players on the team were not among those rumored to be on the market.
Wolves
February 25

Wolves start post All-Star break push with victory over Dallas

Andrew Wiggins led the Wolves with 27 points and now has 108 total points in the Wolves last three games. That mark fell just four shy of Kevin Garnett's franchise record.
Sports
February 24

Postgame: Wiggins early, Towns late in first game back from break

Friday night's victory was Minnesota's third in four games
Sports
February 24
Timberwolves coach Tom Thibodeau

Will Thibodeau's plan have Wolves ready for playoff run?

It will come as no surprise that the ultra-prepared Tom Thibodeau gave the players a plan on how to stay prepared before they scattered for the week-long All-Star break.
Wolves
February 24

Souhan: Rubio just the latest in long line of Wolves' point guard issues

The franchise history of point guards explains why the Timberwolves have ended all but one season without winning a playoff series.
Wolves
February 24

'We have feelings.' Trade rumors felt different to Rubio this time

Veteran point guard Ricky Rubio is used to trade rumors, but these seemed more intense. "I mean, we're professionals, but we're human beings, too," Rubio said.
Final, 2/27 1 2 3 4 F
Minnesota 24-36 20 40 17 25 102
Sacramento 25-35 25 19 21 23 88

NBA Scoreboard

  • Milwaukee

    Cleveland

     

    - F

    95

    102

  • Toronto

    New York

     

    - F

    92

    91

  • Golden State

    Philadelphia

     

    - F

    119

    108

  • Atlanta

    Boston

     

    - F

    114

    98

  • Miami

    Dallas

     

    - F

    89

    96

  • Indiana

    Houston

     

    - F

    117

    108

  • Minnesota

    Sacramento

     

    - F

    102

    88

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