Timberwolves head coach Ryan Saunders reacts to a call during the first half against the Bulls

Saunders expects more from slumping Wolves

Wolves coach Ryan Saunders kept a somber tone Thursday talking about what is needed to end a seven-game losing streak — a month after the Wolves endured an 11-game losing streak.

Should Karl-Anthony Towns be an All-Star?

January 22
Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns
Towns' numbers are strong, but has he played enough games to make the team?

Saunders remains close to Bulls' LaVine, thrilled for his success

January 22
Chicago Bulls' Zach LaVine, center, goes up to shoot between Philadelphia 76ers' Tobias Harris
Zach LaVine, the former Wolves guard, went to Chicago as part of the Jimmy Butler trade in 2017, and is averaging 25 points and making a push to be an Eastern Conference All-Star.
Wolves
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Wolves-Houston gameday preview

It doesn't get any easier for the Wolves, who carry a seven-game losing streak into this game against the high-scoring Rockets.
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 23
Timberwolves forward Andrew Wiggins reacts as he walks with guard Shabazz Napier, left, and center Karl-Anthony Towns after missing a basket during th

Saunders rips into Wiggins, says Wolves 'not a very good basketball team right now'

Coach Ryan Saunders said he lit up Andrew Wiggins after a first half in which he scored three points and had four turnovers.The Wolves lost their seventh straight game despite 40 points from Karl-Anthony Towns.
Wolves
January 22

Wolves-Chicago game recap

A look back at Wednesday night's game.
Wolves
January 22
The Timberwolves' Karl-Anthony Towns reaches up to rebound the ball over Denver's Torrey Craig

Wolves keep being haunted by poor rebounding at critical moments

The Wolves rank in the bottom third of the NBA in defensive rebounding percentage, and that weakness has caught up with them at key times during games.
Wolves
January 21

Wolves-Chicago game preview

In a season defined so far by two long losing streaks, the Wolves are trying not to let the second one get as out of control as the first.

nba

  • Western Conference
    Northwest w l pct gb home away last 10
    Utah 31 13 .705 0 17-3 14-10 9-1
    Denver 30 14 .682 1 17-6 13-8 6-4
    Oklahoma City 26 19 .578 5.5 14-9 12-10 6-4
    Portland 19 26 .422 12.5 10-10 9-16 5-5
    Minnesota 15 29 .341 16 6-15 9-14 2-8
  • Pacific w l pct gb home away last 10
    LA Lakers 35 9 .795 0 16-5 19-4 8-2
    LA Clippers 31 14 .689 4.5 19-4 12-10 7-3
    Phoenix 18 26 .409 17 9-16 9-10 5-5
    Sacramento 15 29 .341 20 8-13 7-16 3-7
    Golden State 10 36 .217 26 7-16 3-20 1-9
  • Southwest w l pct gb home away last 10
    Dallas 27 16 .628 0 13-11 14-5 6-4
    Houston 27 16 .628 0 15-7 12-9 5-5
    San Antonio 20 23 .465 7 12-10 8-13 6-4
    Memphis 20 24 .455 7.5 12-13 8-11 7-3
    New Orleans 17 28 .378 11 8-14 9-14 6-4
  • Eastern Conference
    Central w l pct gb home away last 10
    Milwaukee 39 6 .867 0 21-2 18-4 9-1
    Indiana 29 16 .644 10 17-5 12-11 7-3
    Detroit 17 28 .378 22 9-13 8-15 5-5
    Chicago 17 29 .370 22.5 10-14 7-15 4-6
    Cleveland 12 32 .273 26.5 6-15 6-17 2-8
  • Atlantic w l pct gb home away last 10
    Toronto 30 14 .682 0 16-7 14-7 7-3
    Boston 29 14 .674 0.5 18-5 11-9 4-6
    Philadelphia 29 17 .630 2 20-2 9-15 6-4
    Brooklyn 18 24 .429 11 11-11 7-13 2-8
    New York 12 33 .267 18.5 6-16 6-17 2-8
  • Southeast w l pct gb home away last 10
    Miami 31 13 .705 0 20-1 11-12 6-4
    Orlando 21 24 .467 10.5 13-9 8-15 5-5
    Charlotte 15 30 .333 16.5 7-14 8-16 2-8
    Washington 14 29 .326 16.5 9-11 5-18 4-6
    Atlanta 11 34 .244 20.5 6-16 5-18 4-6
  • Points
    A. Wiggins MIN 808
    K. Towns MIN 716
    R. Covington MIN 544
    J. Culver MIN 416
    J. Okogie MIN 330
  • Rebounds
    K. Towns MIN 294
    R. Covington MIN 255
    G. Dieng MIN 238
    J. Okogie MIN 188
    A. Wiggins MIN 184
  • Assists
    S. Napier MIN 144
    A. Wiggins MIN 132
    K. Towns MIN 115
    J. Culver MIN 84
    J. Okogie MIN 65
  • Field Goal Percentage
    N. Vonleh MIN .547
    J. Bell MIN .526
    K. Towns MIN .513
    J. Layman MIN .462
    G. Dieng MIN .447
  • Blocked Shots
    R. Covington MIN 39
    G. Dieng MIN 38
    A. Wiggins MIN 33
    K. Towns MIN 31
    J. Culver MIN 30
  • Steals
    R. Covington MIN 72
    J. Okogie MIN 45
    J. Culver MIN 42
    G. Dieng MIN 36
    S. Napier MIN 32
  • Points
    J. Harden HOU 1539
    G. Antetokounmpo MIL 1259
    D. Lillard POR 1200
    T. Young ATL 1167
    Z. LaVine CHI 1149
  • Rebounds
    A. Drummond DET 659
    R. Gobert UTA 608
    H. Whiteside POR 580
    G. Antetokounmpo MIL 540
    D. Sabonis IND 540
  • Field Goal Percentage
    R. Gobert UTA .683
    R. Holmes SAC .660
    J. Allen BKN .653
    B. Clarke MEM .630
    C. Capela HOU .629
  • Blocked Shots
    H. Whiteside POR 124
    B. Lopez MIL 110
    A. Davis LAL 94
    R. Gobert UTA 82
    J. Isaac ORL 78
  • Steals
    B. Simmons PHI 95
    K. Dunn CHI 92
    A. Drummond DET 88
    R. Covington MIN 72
    C. Paul OKC 72
  • Tuesday, January 21
    LA Clippers 110, Dallas 107, F
  • Wednesday, January 22
    Toronto 107, Philadelphia 95, F Oklahoma City 120, Orlando 114, F Detroit 127, Sacramento 106, F
    LA Lakers 100, New York 92, F Miami 134, Washington 129, F Boston 119, Memphis 95, F
    Atlanta 102, LA Clippers 95, F Houston 121, Denver 105, F Chicago 117, Minnesota 110, F
    Indiana 112, Phoenix 87, F San Antonio 121, New Orleans 117, F Utah 129, Golden State 96, F
  • Today, January 23
    Washington 25, Cleveland 24, 1st, 0:52 LA Lakers @ Brooklyn Dallas @ Portland
  • Friday, January 24
    Milwaukee @ Charlotte Boston @ Orlando Memphis @ Detroit
    Toronto @ New York Houston @ Minnesota LA Clippers @ Miami
    Atlanta @ Oklahoma City Sacramento @ Chicago Denver @ New Orleans
    Phoenix @ San Antonio Indiana @ Golden State
  • Saturday, January 25
    Dallas @ Utah Brooklyn @ Detroit Oklahoma City @ Minnesota
    Chicago @ Cleveland LA Lakers @ Philadelphia
  • Sunday, January 26
    Houston @ Denver Toronto @ San Antonio Brooklyn @ New York
    LA Clippers @ Orlando Boston @ New Orleans Washington @ Atlanta
    Phoenix @ Memphis Indiana @ Portland
  • Monday, January 27
    Cleveland @ Detroit Orlando @ Miami Sacramento @ Minnesota
    Dallas @ Oklahoma City San Antonio @ Chicago Houston @ Utah
  • Tuesday, January 28
    New York @ Charlotte Golden State @ Philadelphia Atlanta @ Toronto
    Boston @ Miami New Orleans @ Cleveland Washington @ Milwaukee
    Denver @ Memphis Phoenix @ Dallas LA Clippers @ LA Lakers
Wolves
January 21
Newly acquired Allen Crabbe spoke with Wolves assistant coach David Vanterpool on Monday. The two were together in Portland, too.

Trade to Timberwolves came as a surprise to Crabbe

The Wolves want to see how Allen Crabbe will fit in their three-point-heavy system. He is a career 38% shooter on three-pointers.
Wolves
January 21
Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns (32) and point guard Shabazz Napier walked off the court after a 107-100 loss to the Nuggets at Target Center o

Depleted Denver sends Wolves to their sixth straight defeat

The teams have gone in totally opposite directions since the Wolves beat the Nuggets on the final day of the 2017-18 season to earn a playoff berth for the first time in 14 years.
Wolves
January 20
Wolves guard Josh Okogie fell into the front row after making a three-pointer in the second quarter of a 107-100 loss to the Nuggets on Monday night.

Postgame: Wolves find themselves in another losing streak

Latest loss to Denver extends current slide to six games.
Wolves
January 20

Wolves-Denver game recap

Nuggets rookie Michael Porter Jr. picked up the slack for three injured teammates with 20 points and 14 rebounds.
Wolves
January 20

Timberwolves stopped by Nuggets at home

The Timberwolves lost 107-100 to the Denver Nuggets at Target Center on Monday night.
Wolves
January 20
Forward Robert Covington has been a “great example” to the Timberwolves’ young players, coach Ryan Saunders said.

Part of the job: Covington isn't sweating his high trade value

It's not necessarily a bad thing to have a player a lot of teams want, and it's easy to see why teams covet Robert Covington. How is he dealing with the chatter?
Wolves
January 20
60 years ago: When the Minneapolis Lakers plane crash-landed in a cornfield

60 years ago: When the Minneapolis Lakers plane crash-landed in a cornfield

Among the fans at Saturday's Timberwolves game was Harold Gifford, 96, one of the pilots on a plane that narrowly averted tragedy when it came down in an Iowa cornfield.
Wolves
January 20
The Jazz's Emmanuel Mudiay drove past Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns in a December game.

Towns' return to Timberwolves has noticeable downside

The All-Star center is back after missing 15 games because of injury and illness. But so is his defense.
Wolves
January 19

Wolves-Denver game preview

Andrew Wiggins had his first triple-double in Saturday's loss and is averaging five assists over his past six games.
Wolves
January 19
The Wolves’ Andrew Wiggins shot against Toronto’s Pascal Siakam during his triple-double: 18 points, 10 rebounds, 11 assists.

Wiggins' first triple-double not enough for Wolves vs. Toronto

Andrew Wiggins provided a home-team spark but the Raptors shot 51.6 percent as a team. The starting backcourt of Fred VanVleet (29) and Kyle Lowry (28) combined for 57 points.
Wolves
January 19
Timberwolves head coach Ryan Saunders, right, talks with referee Scott Wall during a game against the Rockets on Jan. 11.

NBA says it blew call on Towns' 3-point shot at Indiana

Per the NBA's 2-minute report, Karl-Anthony Towns was not out of bounds when he hit a three-pointer that would have put the Timberwolves three points up on Indiana in Friday's 116-114 loss to the Pacers.
Wolves
January 18

Wolves-Toronto game recap

A look back at Saturday night's game.
Wolves
January 18
Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns drives around Pacers forward Domantas Sabonis

A loss for Wolves but 'therapy' for Towns in return to the court

Karl-Anthony Towns was officially back after a left knee sprain and illness caused him to miss 15 consecutive games. He finished with 27 points in his return but the Wolves lost 116-114.
Wolves
January 17
Karl-Anthony Towns

Towns on reports of unhappiness: 'I'm here to be a Minnesota Timberwolf'

Towns strongly addressed the rumors that were floating around about him as he was injured and sick.
Wolves
January 17
Allen Crabbe was traded from Atlants to the Wolves earlier this week.

Newcomer Crabbe has a friend on Wolves in Napier

Shabazz Napier and Allen Crabbe were together at two NBA stops.
Final, 1/22 1 2 3 4 F
Minnesota 15-29 26 26 27 31 110
Chicago 17-29 35 24 22 36 117

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