Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns shoots against Memphis center Jonas Valanciunas (17) and forward Bruno Caboclo (5)

Out, not down: Wolves open final stretch with win in Memphis

Officially eliminated from the playoffs, the Timberwolves conducted business as usual and beat the Grizzlies.

Wolves turn to Wiggins as point guard injuries add up

March 23
Wolves forward Andrew Wiggins said he is “comfortable” with playing point guard down the stretch when Tyus Jones and Jerryd Bayless are on the ben
The Wolves have only two healthy point guards for their remaining 10 games — Tyus Jones and Jerryd Bayless. So the time has come to get create.

Timberwolves: Rose has surgery to remove elbow bone chips

March 23
Derrick Rose with Timberwolves interim head coach Ryan Saunders.
Minnesota Timberwolves guard Derrick Rose has undergone arthroscopic surgery to remove bone chips from his right elbow.
Wolves
March 23

Towns evades foul trouble in big night vs. Memphis

Karl-Anthony Towns had 33 points and 23 rebounds in a win over the Grizzlies.
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
March 23

Wolves-Memphis game recap

A look back at Saturday's game.
Wolves
March 23
Josh Okogie endured a “gloomy” period that passed.

Finish strong, keep growing: Wolves' Okogie busts through rookie wall

Over the past three games, Josh Okogie has found renewed energy. He's averaging 16.7 points per game on 56 percent shooting while playing 33 minutes per game.
Wolves
March 23

Wolves-Memphis gameday preview

The Wolves' winding road on the road is coming to an end.
Wolves
March 22
Timberwolves center Gorgui Dieng battles Charlotte center Willy Hernangomez

Towns moves up scoring list but Wolves lose 9th straight road game

The Hornets' depth paid off hours after the Wolves announced that three players would likely miss the rest of the season. Karl-Anthony Towns was a bright spot, pairing 21 points with 16 rebounds.

nba

  • Western Conference
    Northwest w l pct gb home away last 10
    Denver 49 22 .690 0 30-6 19-16 7-3
    Portland 45 27 .625 4.5 28-9 17-18 7-3
    Oklahoma City 43 30 .589 7 23-12 20-18 4-6
    Utah 43 30 .589 7 23-12 20-18 7-3
    Minnesota 33 40 .452 17 23-11 10-29 4-6
  • Pacific w l pct gb home away last 10
    Golden State 49 23 .681 0 25-11 24-12 6-4
    LA Clippers 43 30 .589 6.5 23-13 20-17 9-1
    Sacramento 36 36 .500 13 23-15 13-21 5-5
    LA Lakers 31 41 .431 18 18-17 13-24 1-9
    Phoenix 17 57 .230 33 10-26 7-31 4-6
  • Southwest w l pct gb home away last 10
    Houston 46 27 .630 0 27-10 19-17 8-2
    San Antonio 42 31 .575 4 29-8 13-23 8-2
    New Orleans 31 43 .419 15.5 18-17 13-26 3-7
    Dallas 29 44 .397 17 22-14 7-30 2-8
    Memphis 29 44 .397 17 19-18 10-26 5-5
  • Eastern Conference
    Central w l pct gb home away last 10
    Milwaukee 54 19 .740 0 29-6 25-13 6-4
    Indiana 44 29 .603 10 27-9 17-20 3-7
    Detroit 37 35 .514 16.5 23-13 14-22 6-4
    Chicago 21 53 .284 33.5 9-28 12-25 3-7
    Cleveland 19 54 .260 35 13-25 6-29 4-6
  • Atlantic w l pct gb home away last 10
    Toronto 51 22 .699 0 29-8 22-14 5-5
    Philadelphia 47 26 .644 4 29-9 18-17 7-3
    Boston 43 30 .589 8 26-11 17-19 5-5
    Brooklyn 38 36 .514 13.5 21-16 17-20 6-4
    New York 14 59 .192 37 7-28 7-31 1-9
  • Southeast w l pct gb home away last 10
    Miami 36 37 .493 0 17-20 19-17 7-3
    Orlando 35 38 .479 1 22-16 13-22 6-4
    Charlotte 33 39 .458 2.5 23-15 10-24 4-6
    Washington 30 44 .405 6.5 22-16 8-28 3-7
    Atlanta 26 48 .351 10.5 15-22 11-26 4-6
  • Points
    K. Towns MIN 1727
    A. Wiggins MIN 1128
    D. Rose MIN 917
    T. Gibson MIN 753
    D. Saric MIN 731
  • Rebounds
    K. Towns MIN 877
    T. Gibson MIN 458
    D. Saric MIN 408
    A. Wiggins MIN 309
    G. Dieng MIN 259
  • Assists
    J. Teague MIN 343
    T. Jones MIN 258
    K. Towns MIN 234
    D. Rose MIN 220
    A. Wiggins MIN 150
  • Field Goal Percentage
    T. Gibson MIN .566
    K. Towns MIN .524
    L. Deng MIN .500
    G. Dieng MIN .484
    D. Rose MIN .482
  • Blocked Shots
    K. Towns MIN 117
    R. Covington MIN 47
    A. Wiggins MIN 43
    T. Gibson MIN 39
    G. Dieng MIN 36
  • Steals
    R. Covington MIN 74
    T. Jones MIN 73
    J. Okogie MIN 70
    A. Wiggins MIN 63
    K. Towns MIN 62
  • Points
    J. Harden HOU 2517
    P. George OKC 1943
    B. Beal WAS 1915
    D. Lillard POR 1867
    K. Durant GS 1863
  • Rebounds
    A. Drummond DET 1064
    R. Gobert UTA 941
    D. Jordan NY 882
    K. Towns MIN 877
    N. Vucevic ORL 870
  • Assists
    R. Westbrook OKC 667
    T. Young ATL 583
    B. Simmons PHI 562
    N. Jokic DEN 529
    J. Harden HOU 522
  • Field Goal Percentage
    R. Gobert UTA .663
    D. Jordan NY .643
    C. Capela HOU .639
    J. McGee LAL .618
    M. Harrell LAC .613
  • Blocked Shots
    M. Turner IND 181
    B. Lopez MIL 165
    R. Gobert UTA 163
    M. Robinson NY 139
    A. Davis NO 134
  • Friday, March 22
    Orlando 123, Memphis 119, F LA Clippers 110, Cleveland 108, F Oklahoma City 116, Toronto 109, F
    Denver 111, New York 93, F Houston 111, San Antonio 105, F Milwaukee 116, Miami 87, F
    Brooklyn 111, LA Lakers 106, F
  • Saturday, March 23
    Charlotte 124, Boston 117, F Miami 113, Washington 108, F Atlanta 129, Philadelphia 127, F
    Utah 114, Chicago 83, F Minnesota 112, Memphis 99, F Dallas 126, Golden State 91, F
    Portland 117, Detroit 112, F Sacramento 112, Phoenix 103, F
  • Today, March 24
    LA Clippers 10, New York 8, 1st, 6:54 Cleveland @ Milwaukee Denver @ Indiana
    Charlotte @ Toronto Houston @ New Orleans San Antonio @ Boston
    Detroit @ Golden State Sacramento @ LA Lakers
  • Monday, March 25
    Philadelphia @ Orlando Oklahoma City @ Memphis Phoenix @ Utah
    Brooklyn @ Portland
  • Tuesday, March 26
    Boston @ Cleveland San Antonio @ Charlotte Orlando @ Miami
    Chicago @ Toronto Houston @ Milwaukee LA Clippers @ Minnesota
    Atlanta @ New Orleans Sacramento @ Dallas Detroit @ Denver
    Washington @ LA Lakers
  • Wednesday, March 27
    Portland @ Chicago Golden State @ Memphis Indiana @ Oklahoma City
    Washington @ Phoenix LA Lakers @ Utah
  • Thursday, March 28
    Orlando @ Detroit Brooklyn @ Philadelphia Dallas @ Miami
    Toronto @ New York LA Clippers @ Milwaukee Denver @ Houston
    Sacramento @ New Orleans Cleveland @ San Antonio
  • Friday, March 29
    Indiana @ Boston Portland @ Atlanta Golden State @ Minnesota
    Denver @ Oklahoma City Washington @ Utah Charlotte @ LA Lakers
Wolves
March 21
Minnesota Timberwolves forward Robert Covington (33) and Derrick Rose are done for the season.

Covington, Rose, Teague expected to miss rest of year for Wolves

The group announcement comes with just 10 games left in the regular season and the Wolves (32-40) all but mathematically eliminated from playoff contention.
Wolves
March 21

Wolves-Charlotte game recap

A look back at Thursday night's game.
Wolves
March 21
The Wolves’ postseason plans may be out of reach, but they’ll face plenty of playoff teams the rest of the way — including another contest with

Gas is low, but no talk of Wolves tanking

The combination of injuries to Wolves players and the team's schedule down the stretch could conspire to help the team come draft lottery time. But to a man players and coaches say they'll play hard the final 11 games.
Wolves
March 20

Gameday preview: Wolves at Charlotte

With the playoffs only a possibility in the mathematical sense and riding a four-game losing streak, the Wolves head out on the road.
Wolves
March 20
Loons players make like fans with Timberwolves' Rose

Loons players make like fans with Timberwolves' Rose

United players Miguel Ibarra, Collin Martin, Ika Opara and Vito Mannone see the NBA from Target Center's front row.
Wolves
March 20
Injuries? Sure, but awful defense has hurt the Timberwolves just as much

Injuries? Sure, but awful defense has hurt the Timberwolves just as much

Their defensive rating since Ryan Saunders took over as interim coach is just about the worst in the NBA. Here's how bad things have become.
Wolves
March 20
The Warriors' Andrew Bogut dunked over the Timberwolves' defense in Golden State's 117-107 victory at Target Center on Tuesday.

Wolves hot start fades against relentless Warriors

The Wolves shot only 40.4 percent. On the defensive end,they let the Warriors do just about whatever they wanted, burning the Wolves over and over.
Wolves
March 20
Three of the NBA’s best teams — the Warriors, 76ers and Raptors — will be making their only visits to Target Center in the coming weeks. That me

Top dogs come to Timberwolves door

Character tests arrive -- in the forms of Golden State and several other NBA playoffs-bound teams -- after another winless road trip for the Wolves.
Wolves
March 20
The Jones brothers -- Tyus of the Timberwolves, left, and Tre of the Duke Blue Devils -- are keeping tabs on one another, especially with the start of

NCAA tournament is a family affair for Tyus and Tre Jones

Tyus was named Most Outstanding Player while leading Duke to the 2015 NCAA title. Now, perhaps his brother will follow in those footsteps.
Wolves
March 19

Golden State 117, Wolves 107

Golden State stopped the Timberwolves 117-107 at Target Center on Tuesday night.
Wolves
March 19

Wolves-Golden State game recap

Warriors guard Stephen Curry scored 36 points with five assists, making eight of 14 three-pointers, including one with 2:12 left that iced the Warriors' victory.
Wolves
March 19

Timberwolves-Golden State game preview

The Wolves lost twice to Golden State this season in Oakland, a 116-99 loss with Jimmy Butler in the lineup and a 116-108 loss without him. This is the first of two matchups the Wolves and Warriors will play at Target Center over the next 10 days.
Wolves
March 18
Wolves wing Cameron Reynolds.

Reynolds looking like he belongs in Wolves rotation

With new contract in hand, the newest Wolves player got to play in his hometown Sunday night.
Wolves
March 18
Rockets star James Harden shot as Timberwolves rookie Josh Okogie defended in the first half Sunday.

Another bad memory from Houston as Rockets batter Wolves 117-102

The look on Wolves coach Ryan Saunders' face said it all. Mouth open. Head shaking side to side as he stared out at the court when his team made another defensive flub.
Wolves
March 18
Rockets guard Chris Paul shot as Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns defended in the second half Sunday night.

Wolves-Houston game recap

A quick look at Sunday night's loss.
Final, 3/23 1 2 3 4 F
Minnesota 33-40 25 24 35 28 112
Memphis 29-44 25 25 18 31 99

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