Nuggets center Nikola Jokic slipped past Timberwolves center Naz Reid for a shot during the third quarter Sunday.

Undermanned Wolves can't keep up with Denver

The Wolves had only nine available players against the Nuggets.

For recently arrived Timberwolves, return to Denver is a mixed moment

February 23
For Timberwolves forward Juancho Hernangomez (left, shown against Charlotte in mid-February), his return to Denver to play against his former team bro
Juancho Hernangomez is happy to "say bye the way I wanted to say." Malik Beasley is less emotional.

Wolves' Martin, McLaughlin take advantage of expanded opportunity

February 23
The futures of Kelan Martin (left) and Jordan McLaughlin with the Timberwolves are up in the air past this season because they are on two-way contract
Wolves' two-way players showed their skill in loss to Denver
Wolves
February 23

Wolves-Dallas game preview

Coach Ryan Saunders said he anticipated guard D'Angelo Russell will play Monday after missing Sunday's loss at Denver for what the Timberwolves were calling "planned rest."
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 23

Timberwolves-Denver game recap

It was another efficient game for Nuggets All-Star center Nikola Jokic, who scored 24 points to go with seven rebounds and six assists.
Wolves
February 23

Wolves-Denver gameday preview

The Wolves are embarking at least a two-week stretch without Karl-Anthony Towns in the lineup because of a fractured left wrist.
Wolves
February 23
Timberwolves forward Juancho Hernangomez battled for the ball with the Celtics’ Romeo Langford on Friday night at Target Center.

The Wolves' Hernangomez is an ex-Nugget in the rough

Seldom-used Denver sub Juancho Hernangomez could be a real find for Minnesota.
Wolves
February 22
Timberwolves guard D'Angelo Russell

'Planned rest': Russell out for Sunday's Wolves game in Denver

D'Angelo Russell did not practice Saturday in Denver and coach Ryan Saunders mentioned Russell was dealing with knee soreness. Russell received treatment after Friday's loss to Boston.

nba

  • Western Conference
    Northwest w l pct gb home away last 10
    Denver 39 18 .684 0 22-7 17-11 7-3
    Utah 36 20 .643 2.5 20-7 16-13 4-6
    Oklahoma City 35 22 .614 4 19-12 16-10 7-3
    Portland 25 32 .439 14 15-12 10-20 5-5
    Minnesota 16 39 .291 22 7-21 9-18 1-9
  • Pacific w l pct gb home away last 10
    LA Lakers 43 12 .782 0 20-7 23-5 7-3
    LA Clippers 37 19 .661 6.5 22-6 15-13 5-5
    Sacramento 23 33 .411 20.5 12-15 11-18 6-4
    Phoenix 23 34 .404 21 11-18 12-16 3-7
    Golden State 12 44 .214 31.5 7-20 5-24 2-8
  • Southwest w l pct gb home away last 10
    Houston 36 20 .643 0 19-8 17-12 7-3
    Dallas 34 23 .596 2.5 15-14 19-9 5-5
    Memphis 28 28 .500 8 16-13 12-15 6-4
    New Orleans 24 32 .429 12 11-17 13-15 7-3
    San Antonio 24 32 .429 12 14-12 10-20 4-6
  • Eastern Conference
    Central w l pct gb home away last 10
    Milwaukee 48 8 .857 0 26-3 22-5 8-2
    Indiana 33 24 .579 15.5 19-10 14-14 3-7
    Chicago 20 38 .345 29 12-18 8-20 2-8
    Detroit 19 39 .328 30 11-20 8-19 2-8
    Cleveland 15 41 .268 33 7-22 8-19 3-7
  • Atlantic w l pct gb home away last 10
    Toronto 42 15 .737 0 23-7 19-8 9-1
    Boston 39 17 .696 2.5 23-5 16-12 8-2
    Philadelphia 35 22 .614 7 26-2 9-20 5-5
    Brooklyn 26 29 .473 15 16-12 10-17 7-3
    New York 17 39 .304 24.5 8-20 9-19 5-5
  • Southeast w l pct gb home away last 10
    Miami 36 20 .643 0 23-3 13-17 4-6
    Orlando 24 32 .429 12 15-14 9-18 3-7
    Washington 20 35 .364 15.5 13-14 7-21 5-5
    Charlotte 19 37 .339 17 8-18 11-19 4-6
    Atlanta 17 41 .293 20 11-17 6-24 5-5
  • 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 1867
    D. Lillard POR 1594
    T. Young ATL 1558
    G. Antetokounmpo MIL 1502
    Z. LaVine CHI 1431
  • Rebounds
    A. Drummond CLE 822
    R. Gobert UTA 778
    H. Whiteside POR 730
    G. Antetokounmpo MIL 679
    D. Sabonis IND 662
  • Assists
    L. James LAL 558
    T. Young ATL 477
    B. Simmons PHI 442
    D. Graham CHA 429
    D. Lillard POR 429
  • Field Goal Percentage
    R. Gobert UTA .688
    J. Allen BKN .637
    C. Capela HOU .629
    B. Clarke MEM .623
    H. Whiteside POR .611
  • Blocked Shots
    H. Whiteside POR 160
    B. Lopez MIL 135
    A. Davis LAL 116
    R. Gobert UTA 104
    M. Robinson NY 98
  • Steals
    B. Simmons PHI 115
    A. Drummond CLE 102
    K. Dunn CHI 101
    F. VanVleet TOR 88
    J. Harden HOU 88
  • 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
  • Saturday, February 22
    Sacramento 112, LA Clippers 103, F Brooklyn 115, Charlotte 86, F Atlanta 111, Dallas 107, F
    Miami 124, Cleveland 105, F Phoenix 112, Chicago 104, F Milwaukee 119, Philadelphia 98, F
    Houston 120, Utah 110, F
  • Today, February 23
    LA Lakers 114, Boston 112, F Toronto 127, Indiana 81, F Denver 128, Minnesota 116, F
    Oklahoma City 131, San Antonio 103, F Chicago 126, Washington 117, F New Orleans 115, Golden State 101, F
    Portland 107, Detroit 104, F
  • 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
  • Friday, February 28
    Minnesota @ Orlando Charlotte @ Toronto Brooklyn @ Atlanta
    Dallas @ Miami Oklahoma City @ Milwaukee Cleveland @ New Orleans
    Sacramento @ Memphis Washington @ Utah Detroit @ Phoenix
    Denver @ LA Clippers
Wolves
February 22
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
Wolves
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

Towns to miss at least two weeks with wrist fracture

Wolves center Karl-Anthony Towns will be re-evaluated in two weeks after undergoing treatment for the wrist injury.
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.
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
RandBall: A wish comes true with Big3 hoops coming to Minneapolis

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
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.
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.
Final, 2/23 1 2 3 4 F
Minnesota 16-39 38 27 22 29 116
Denver 39-18 43 30 24 31 128

NBA Scoreboard

  • Boston

    LA Lakers

     

    - F

    112

    114

  • Indiana

    Toronto

     

    - F

    81

    127

  • Minnesota

    Denver

     

    - F

    116

    128

  • San Antonio

    Oklahoma City

     

    - F

    103

    131

  • Washington

    Chicago

     

    - F

    117

    126

  • New Orleans

    Golden State

     

    - F

    115

    101

  • Detroit

    Portland

     

    - F

    104

    107