Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown drives against Timberwolves guard Josh Okogie (20) in the second quarter

Wolves return from All-Star break with 127-117 home loss to Boston

Even with Kemba Walker out, four Celtics scored at least 25 points lead by Gordon Hayward's 29

Towns to miss at least two weeks with wrist fracture

February 22
The Timberwolves' Karl-Anthony Towns reacts after being called for a foul in the first half against the Hawks at on Feb. 5 at Target Center
Wolves center Karl-Anthony Towns will be re-evaluated in two weeks after undergoing treatment for the wrist injury.

RandBall: A wish comes true with Big3 hoops coming to Minneapolis

February 21
RandBall: A wish comes true with Big3 hoops coming to Minneapolis
Think of it like a Champions Tour event in golf — only way better. While rosters aren’t crammed with former NBA superstars, they are full of solid-to-very-good former league players.
Wolves
February 21
Amir Coffey guarded Timberwolves center Naz Reid earlier this month at Target Center.

Reid likely to see more minutes with Towns out

The Wolves have been high on Naz Reid, giving him a multi-year deal shortly after signing him following the draft in June. And now he's gone from undrafted rookie to the starting lineup.
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
February 21

Wolves-Boston game recap

A look back at Friday night's game.
EPISODE 51
February 21
Minnesota Timberwolves guard Malik Beasley reacted after a turnover against LA Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard (2), but the ball was ruled out-of-bound

Podcast: KAT's wrist, Russell's style and much to learn in coming weeks

Michael Rand and Chris Hine delve into Karl-Anthony Towns' injury prognosis, D'Angelo Russell's style, Malik Beasley's value and more in dissecting all the things we need to learn about the Wolves down the stretch.
Wolves
February 21
Timberwolves head coach Ryan Saunders.

Remade Wolves have plenty to play for down the stretch

Before the NBA trade deadline, the final 29 games of the Wolves season seemed like it would be a dreary slog to the finish line. But change came quickly in advance of the deadline.
Wolves
February 20

Gameday preview: Wolves vs. Boston

After the departure of Kyrie Irving, the Celtics have retaken their place as one of the top teams in the Eastern Conference and are in a race with Toronto for the No. 2 seed behind Milwaukee.

nba

  • Western Conference
    Northwest w l pct gb home away last 10
    Denver 38 18 .679 0 21-7 17-11 6-4
    Utah 36 19 .655 1.5 20-6 16-13 4-6
    Oklahoma City 34 22 .607 4 18-12 16-10 7-3
    Portland 25 32 .439 13.5 15-12 10-20 5-5
    Minnesota 16 38 .296 21 7-21 9-17 1-9
  • Pacific w l pct gb home away last 10
    LA Lakers 42 12 .778 0 19-7 23-5 7-3
    LA Clippers 37 18 .673 5.5 22-5 15-13 6-4
    Sacramento 22 33 .400 20.5 12-15 10-18 6-4
    Phoenix 22 34 .393 21 11-18 11-16 3-7
    Golden State 12 44 .214 31 7-20 5-24 2-8
  • Southwest w l pct gb home away last 10
    Houston 35 20 .636 0 19-8 16-12 7-3
    Dallas 34 22 .607 1.5 15-14 19-8 5-5
    Memphis 28 28 .500 7.5 16-13 12-15 6-4
    San Antonio 24 31 .436 11 14-12 10-19 4-6
    New Orleans 24 32 .429 11.5 11-17 13-15 7-3
  • Eastern Conference
    Central w l pct gb home away last 10
    Milwaukee 47 8 .855 0 25-3 22-5 8-2
    Indiana 33 23 .589 14.5 19-10 14-13 3-7
    Chicago 19 37 .339 28.5 11-17 8-20 2-8
    Detroit 19 39 .328 29.5 11-20 8-19 2-8
    Cleveland 15 40 .273 32 7-22 8-18 3-7
  • Atlantic w l pct gb home away last 10
    Toronto 41 15 .732 0 22-7 19-8 9-1
    Boston 39 16 .709 1.5 23-5 16-11 9-1
    Philadelphia 35 21 .625 6 26-2 9-19 6-4
    Brooklyn 25 29 .463 15 16-12 9-17 6-4
    New York 17 39 .304 24 8-20 9-19 5-5
  • Southeast w l pct gb home away last 10
    Miami 35 20 .636 0 22-3 13-17 4-6
    Orlando 24 32 .429 11.5 15-14 9-18 3-7
    Washington 20 34 .370 14.5 13-14 7-20 5-5
    Charlotte 19 36 .345 16 8-17 11-19 4-6
    Atlanta 16 41 .281 20 10-17 6-24 4-6
  • Points
    K. Towns MIN 926
    D. Russell MIN 845
    J. Culver MIN 474
    J. Okogie MIN 450
    M. Beasley MIN 418
  • Rebounds
    K. Towns MIN 378
    J. Okogie MIN 227
    J. Culver MIN 179
    D. Russell MIN 134
    J. Hernangomez MIN 118
  • Assists
    D. Russell MIN 235
    K. Towns MIN 153
    J. Culver MIN 95
    J. Okogie MIN 80
    J. McLaughlin MIN 76
  • Field Goal Percentage
    J. Vanderbilt MIN .625
    J. Bell MIN .533
    K. Towns MIN .508
    J. Layman MIN .462
    J. McLaughlin MIN .453
  • Blocked Shots
    K. Towns MIN 42
    J. Culver MIN 36
    J. Johnson MIN 21
    J. Okogie MIN 21
    J. Evans III MIN 12
  • Steals
    J. Okogie MIN 59
    J. Culver MIN 51
    D. Russell MIN 34
    M. Beasley MIN 33
    K. Towns MIN 33
  • Points
    J. Harden HOU 1829
    D. Lillard POR 1594
    T. Young ATL 1533
    G. Antetokounmpo MIL 1471
    Z. LaVine CHI 1411
  • Rebounds
    A. Drummond CLE 816
    R. Gobert UTA 772
    H. Whiteside POR 730
    G. Antetokounmpo MIL 662
    D. Sabonis IND 662
  • Assists
    L. James LAL 558
    T. Young ATL 467
    B. Simmons PHI 441
    D. Lillard POR 429
    D. Graham CHA 427
  • Field Goal Percentage
    R. Gobert UTA .692
    R. Holmes SAC .660
    J. Allen BKN .634
    C. Capela HOU .629
    B. Clarke MEM .623
  • Blocked Shots
    H. Whiteside POR 160
    B. Lopez MIL 135
    A. Davis LAL 116
    R. Gobert UTA 102
    M. Robinson NY 98
  • Steals
    B. Simmons PHI 115
    K. Dunn CHI 101
    A. Drummond CLE 101
    F. VanVleet TOR 88
    R. Covington HOU 87
  • Thursday, February 20
    Milwaukee 126, Detroit 106, F Atlanta 129, Miami 124, F Charlotte 103, Chicago 93, F
    Philadelphia 112, Brooklyn 104, F Sacramento 129, Memphis 125, F Houston 135, Golden State 105, F
  • Friday, February 21
    Cleveland 113, Washington 108, F Dallas 122, Orlando 106, F Toronto 118, Phoenix 101, F
    Indiana 106, New York 98, F Boston 127, Minnesota 117, F Oklahoma City 113, Denver 101, F
    San Antonio 113, Utah 104, F New Orleans 128, Portland 115, F LA Lakers 117, Memphis 105, F
  • Today, February 22
    Sacramento 112, LA Clippers 103, F Brooklyn @ Charlotte Dallas @ Atlanta
    Cleveland @ Miami Phoenix @ Chicago Philadelphia @ Milwaukee
    Houston @ Utah
  • Sunday, February 23
    Boston @ LA Lakers Indiana @ Toronto Minnesota @ Denver
    San Antonio @ Oklahoma City Washington @ Chicago New Orleans @ Golden State
    Detroit @ Portland
  • Monday, February 24
    Milwaukee @ Washington Atlanta @ Philadelphia Miami @ Cleveland
    Orlando @ Brooklyn New York @ Houston Minnesota @ Dallas
    Phoenix @ Utah Memphis @ LA Clippers
  • Tuesday, February 25
    Charlotte @ Indiana Milwaukee @ Toronto Oklahoma City @ Chicago
    Detroit @ Denver Boston @ Portland New Orleans @ LA Lakers
    Sacramento @ Golden State
  • Wednesday, February 26
    Brooklyn @ Washington New York @ Charlotte Philadelphia @ Cleveland
    Minnesota @ Miami Orlando @ Atlanta Memphis @ Houston
    Dallas @ San Antonio LA Clippers @ Phoenix Boston @ Utah
  • Thursday, February 27
    New York @ Philadelphia Portland @ Indiana Sacramento @ Oklahoma City
    LA Lakers @ Golden State
Wolves
February 20
Karl-Anthony Towns

Towns to get second opinion on wrist; Layman returns to practice

The Timberwolves should be getting a member of their frontcourt back soon while another will see just how long he will be out.
Wolves
February 20
Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns (left, encouraging new Timberwolves guard D'Angelo Russell in a recent game against Charlotte) is still out bec

Towns still sidelined by wrist injury with no timetable for return

Karl-Anthony Towns was wearing a brace on his left wrist and wasn't even using it to catch passes from the Wolves' assistant strength and conditioning coach when the team practiced.
Gophers
February 19
First-year coach John Beilein is expected to walk away from the Cleveland Cavaliers by Wednesday, according to multiple reports.

Report: Beilein to leave job as Cavaliers coach, replaced by Bickerstaff

Associate head coach J.B. Bickerstaff, who played in college for the Gophers and was an assistant coach with the Timberwolves for four seasons, will replace Beilein.
Gophers
February 18
NBA mock draft: Wolves take Kentucky guard; Oturu and Tre Jones go when?

NBA mock draft: Wolves take Kentucky guard; Oturu and Tre Jones go when?

Plenty of curiosity is left in this local basketball season, with the Timberwolves regrouping post-trade deadline and the Gophers trying to turn around their season.
Wolves
February 14
The Celtics' Kevin Garnett during the second quarter of Game 7 of an NBA Eastern Conference semifinal series against Cleveland in 2008.

Garnett's number being retired (by the Celtics not the Wolves)

Kevin Garnett was traded to the Celtics from the Timberwolves in 2007 in exchange for seven players, and helped Boston to an NBA championship during his first year
Wolves
February 14
Garnett's jersey retirement by Boston makes Wolves situation more troubling

Garnett's jersey retirement by Boston makes Wolves situation more troubling

Boston’s announcement, while deserved, makes the absence of a similar honor with the Wolves even more conspicuous. Can the team and the player heal their bad feelings?
Wolves
February 13
Timberwolves guard Josh Okogie.

Lone Wolf in Chicago: Okogie to play in Rising Stars Challenge

Josh Okogie played in the Rising Stars game last year as a rookie. And he's back now in his second pro season. He's the only Wolves representative at All-Star weekend.
Wolves
February 13

NBA All-Star Weekend

Festivities get underway Friday night at United Center in Chicago.
Wolves
February 13
In a December 30 game, Timberwolves coach Ryan Saunders disputed a call against the Brooklyn Nets at Target Center.

Hartman: Despite struggles, owner Taylor still believes in Saunders

Wolves owner Glen Taylor said that at no point during this season, including the 5-27 streak before the trade deadline, has he considered firing coach Ryan Saunders
Wolves
February 13
Timberwolves forward James Johnson prepared to pass on a fast break to a teammate in the first quarter.

New players, old result: Wolves squander big lead in loss to 18-36 Charlotte

The Wolves led by 18 in the second quarter and 13 late in the third against the Hornets, who had won only two of their last 15 games before coming to Target Center.
Wolves
February 13
Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns

Towns out with wrist injury, misses 18th game and Russell's home debut

Wolves center Karl-Anthony Towns had an MRI on Tuesday, and will be re-evaluated during the All-Star break. Meantime, he won't be getting accustomed to new teammate D'Angelo Russell.
Wolves
February 12

Timberwolves-Charlotte game recap

A look back at Wednesday night's game.
Wolves
February 12
Aggressive ticket deals, discounts follow Wolves dramatic roster overhaul

Aggressive ticket deals, discounts follow Wolves dramatic roster overhaul

Timberwolves management is betting that recent rosters moves, combined with changes in season-ticket policies that include slashing food and drink prices, will bring back fans.
Wolves
February 12
Point guard D’Angelo Russell scored 22 points in his Wolves debut Monday. Now he’ll be taking a crash course on learning Ryan Saunders’ offense.

Wolves' Russell focusing on learning new teammates, new plays

As the point guard of a team with eight new players, D'Angelo Russell needs to initiate the offense — once he understands it.
Wolves
February 11

Gameday preview: Timberwolves vs. Charlotte

The Hornets ended a five-game losing streak with an 87-76 victory in Detroit on Monday.
Final, 2/21 1 2 3 4 F
Boston 39-16 24 37 34 32 127
Minnesota 16-38 20 33 35 29 117

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