Opposing forces met on Sunday when the Memphis Grizzlies played slow-down with Andrew Wiggins and the Timberwolves.

NBA teams find another gear

With the occasional exception, the pace of play is on the rise.

Grizzlies' physical style too much as Wolves' winning streak ends

November 19
JaMychal Green (0) stripped the ball from Derrick Rose (25) in the second quarter.
The clutch-and-grab, bump-and-grind Grizzles made the Wolves play at their pace, shut down their fast break and controlled the game.

Ex-teammates Towns, Butler continue mutual criticism

November 19
Wolves center Karl-Anthony Towns and former teammate Jimmy Butler have exchanged a few verbal jabs in the media over sensitivity to criticism.
Circle Jan. 15 and March 30 on your calendars. Those are the Wolves' games against the 76ers this season (at Philadelphia first, at Target Center second).
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Zach LaVine has become the Bulls’ go-to player. Through 16 games he is averaging almost 20 shots and 25.3 points.

Chris Hine's NBA short takes

... on Jimmy Butler, other NBA dramas and Zach LaVine.
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
November 19
Memphis Grizzlies head coach J. B. Bickerstaff

Bickerstaff has Grizzlies off to 10-5 start

J.B. Bickerstaff, a former Gophers player and assistant coach with the Wolves, inherited an injury-riddled team last season as interim coach and this season has a new title and newfound success
Wolves
November 18

Wolves-Memphis game recap

A look back at Sunday afternoon's game.
Wolves
November 18
The Grizzlies have benefited from the improved health of point guard Mike Conley (19.1 ppg).

Wolves post-Butler era continues with visit by the Grizzlies

The Wolves have been riding a hot streak since they traded Jimmy Butler to the 76ers. They are fourth in defensive rating, allowing 99.7 points per 100 possessions, since trading Butler to Philadelphia.
Wolves
November 17
The Timberwolves' Andrew Wiggins, left, drives against Portland Trail Blazers' CJ McCollum during the first half

Wolves reverse course, beat Portland 112-96

Twelve days after losing by 30 in Portland, and on a night dedicated to Prince with Kevin Garnett sitting courtside, the Wolves on Friday started quick and never let up for a third consecutive win on this five-game homestand.
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  • Western Conference
    Northwest w l pct gb home away last 10
    Portland 11 5 .688 0 7-2 4-3 7-3
    Oklahoma City 10 6 .625 1 6-2 4-4 8-2
    Denver 10 7 .588 1.5 7-3 3-4 4-6
    Utah 8 9 .471 3.5 2-4 6-5 4-6
    Minnesota 7 10 .412 4.5 7-2 0-8 4-6
  • Pacific w l pct gb home away last 10
    LA Clippers 11 5 .688 0 7-1 4-4 7-3
    Golden State 12 6 .667 0 8-1 4-5 5-5
    LA Lakers 9 7 .563 2 5-3 4-4 7-3
    Sacramento 9 8 .529 2.5 5-3 4-5 5-5
    Phoenix 3 13 .188 8 3-6 0-7 2-8
  • Southwest w l pct gb home away last 10
    Memphis 11 5 .688 0 7-1 4-4 7-3
    New Orleans 10 7 .588 1.5 8-1 2-6 6-4
    Houston 8 7 .533 2.5 3-4 5-3 7-3
    San Antonio 8 8 .500 3 6-2 2-6 4-6
    Dallas 7 9 .438 4 6-2 1-7 5-5
  • Eastern Conference
    Central w l pct gb home away last 10
    Milwaukee 12 4 .750 0 8-1 4-3 6-4
    Indiana 11 6 .647 1.5 6-3 5-3 7-3
    Detroit 8 6 .571 3 4-3 4-3 4-6
    Chicago 4 13 .235 8.5 2-7 2-6 2-8
    Cleveland 2 13 .133 9.5 2-5 0-8 2-8
  • Atlantic w l pct gb home away last 10
    Toronto 13 4 .765 0 7-2 6-2 7-3
    Philadelphia 12 7 .632 2 9-0 3-7 7-3
    Boston 9 8 .529 4 5-2 4-6 4-6
    Brooklyn 7 10 .412 6 3-4 4-6 5-5
    New York 4 13 .235 9 2-5 2-8 2-8
  • Southeast w l pct gb home away last 10
    Orlando 9 8 .529 0 6-5 3-3 7-3
    Charlotte 8 8 .500 0.5 5-3 3-5 5-5
    Miami 6 10 .375 2.5 3-6 3-4 3-7
    Washington 5 11 .313 3.5 3-5 2-6 4-6
    Atlanta 3 14 .176 6 2-5 1-9 1-9
  • Points
    K. Towns MIN 338
    D. Rose MIN 284
    A. Wiggins MIN 226
    R. Covington MIN 189
    T. Gibson MIN 187
  • Rebounds
    K. Towns MIN 207
    T. Gibson MIN 114
    D. Saric MIN 99
    R. Covington MIN 81
    G. Dieng MIN 76
  • Assists
    J. Teague MIN 84
    D. Rose MIN 71
    T. Jones MIN 48
    K. Towns MIN 36
    A. Wiggins MIN 32
  • Field Goal Percentage
    T. Gibson MIN .528
    K. Towns MIN .482
    D. Rose MIN .466
    R. Covington MIN .438
    A. Wiggins MIN .405
  • Blocked Shots
    K. Towns MIN 33
    R. Covington MIN 25
    T. Gibson MIN 13
    A. Tolliver MIN 8
    A. Wiggins MIN 8
  • Steals
    R. Covington MIN 33
    A. Wiggins MIN 22
    T. Gibson MIN 18
    T. Jones MIN 16
    (2) Players 14
  • Points
    J. Embiid PHI 531
    K. Durant GS 490
    K. Walker CHA 473
    L. James LAL 460
    D. Lillard POR 425
  • Rebounds
    J. Embiid PHI 249
    A. Drummond DET 227
    D. Jordan DAL 218
    H. Whiteside MIA 216
    R. Gobert UTA 216
  • Assists
    K. Lowry TOR 176
    J. Holiday NO 157
    T. Young ATL 141
    B. Simmons PHI 140
    J. Wall WAS 126
  • Field Goal Percentage
    R. Gobert UTA .700
    D. Sabonis IND .685
    M. Harrell LAC .667
    C. Capela HOU .627
    J. McGee LAL .623
  • Blocked Shots
    H. Whiteside MIA 47
    M. Turner IND 43
    J. McGee LAL 41
    J. Embiid PHI 40
    A. Davis NO 38
  • Steals
    P. George OKC 38
    R. Covington MIN 33
    C. Paul HOU 32
    J. Wall WAS 32
    (2) Players 30
  • Sunday, November 18
    Memphis 100, Minnesota 87, F Portland 119, Washington 109, F Orlando 131, New York 117, F
    LA Lakers 113, Miami 97, F San Antonio 104, Golden State 92, F
  • Monday, November 19
    Indiana 121, Utah 94, F Charlotte 117, Boston 112, F Detroit 113, Cleveland 102, F
    Philadelphia 119, Phoenix 114, F LA Clippers 127, Atlanta 119, F Milwaukee 104, Denver 98, F
    Memphis 98, Dallas 88, F New Orleans 140, San Antonio 126, F Sacramento 117, Oklahoma City 113, F
  • Today, November 20
    LA Clippers @ Washington Toronto @ Orlando Brooklyn @ Miami
    Portland @ New York
  • Wednesday, November 21
    Indiana @ Charlotte New Orleans @ Philadelphia New York @ Boston
    Toronto @ Atlanta Phoenix @ Chicago LA Lakers @ Cleveland
    Portland @ Milwaukee Denver @ Minnesota Detroit @ Houston
    Brooklyn @ Dallas Memphis @ San Antonio Sacramento @ Utah
    Oklahoma City @ Golden State
  • Thursday, November 22
  • Friday, November 23
    Minnesota @ Brooklyn Memphis @ LA Clippers Houston @ Detroit
    Washington @ Toronto Boston @ Atlanta New Orleans @ New York
    Cleveland @ Philadelphia Miami @ Chicago San Antonio @ Indiana
    Charlotte @ Oklahoma City Phoenix @ Milwaukee Orlando @ Denver
    Utah @ LA Lakers Portland @ Golden State
  • Saturday, November 24
    Houston @ Cleveland New Orleans @ Washington Chicago @ Minnesota
    Denver @ Oklahoma City San Antonio @ Milwaukee Sacramento @ Golden State
    Boston @ Dallas
  • Sunday, November 25
    Orlando @ LA Lakers Phoenix @ Detroit Philadelphia @ Brooklyn
    New York @ Memphis Miami @ Toronto Charlotte @ Atlanta
    Utah @ Sacramento LA Clippers @ Portland
Wolves
November 17
Timberwolves forward Anthony Tolliver

Wolves' Tolliver says he won't cause a stir over sitting out

"Unfortunately there was not a lot of communication but at the end of the day I'm a professional," Anthony Tolliver said of his riding the bench vs. New Orleans and Portland.
Wolves
November 16
'Just chilling': Garnett takes in Friday's scene at Target Center

'Just chilling': Garnett takes in Friday's scene at Target Center

Kevin Garnett attended a Timberwolves game for the first time this season, wearing one of the team's Prince-inspired City Edition jerseys during a victory over Portland.
Wolves
November 16

Wolves-Blazers game recap

A look back at Friday night's game.
Wolves
November 16
Dario Saric, right, drives against the New Orleans Pelicans' Julius Randle in the first half on Wednesday

Learning by doing: Covington, Saric getting 'good help' from teammates

Strong work ethic in their first appearances Wednesday night by Robert Covington and Dario Saric eased the transition with Wolves.
Wolves
November 15

Wolves-Blazers preview

The Wolves last faced the Blazers on Nov. 4, falling 111-81 in Portland for their second 30-point defeat of the season.
Wolves
November 15

NBA promotes 5 refs, including 2 women, to full-time status

Ashley Moyer-Gleich is eight years removed from playing in the NCAA Division II tournament. Natalie Sago officiated her first game six years ago, and the…
Wolves
November 15
Minnesota Timberwolves forward Robert Covington (33) celebrated his team's 107-100 win against the New Orleans Pelicans Wednesday night.

Reusse: Covington starts in Thibs' World and shows he can defend

During Robert Covington's 41 minutes, his new teammates learned that his status as an all-NBA defender is 100 percent legitimate.
Wolves
November 15
Minnesota Timberwolves forward Robert Covington (33) high fived fans after hitting a 3-pointer in the second half against the New Orleans Pelicans.

It's OK to enjoy the Timberwolves and still keep things in perspective

RandBall says we’ll need a larger sample size than one game to decide if the Wolves are somehow better than they were last season with Butler. But you can at least see how the pieces fit together.
Wolves
November 15
Andrew Wiggins (22) follows through with a monster dunk after being fouled on the way to the basket late in the fourth quarter.

Wolves old and new combine to hold off Pelicans rally, win 107-100

It was a fine Timberwolves debut for Robert Covington and Dario Saric, combined with Karl-Anthony Towns getting off to a hot start and Andrew Wiggins stepping up with a huge dunk near the end.
Wolves
November 15
Timberwolves coach Tom Thibodeau argued with official David Guthrie in the second quarter during Wednesday's game against the Pelicans at Target Cente

Reusse: After recent agony, Wolves better than before Butler's arrival

There is no doubt the Wolves, without recent draft blunders, would have a more impressive roster. But now finally rid of Butler, the team has a chance to more forward.
Wolves
November 15
With the arrival of Robert Covington, right, in the Jimmy Butler trade, the Wolves' Andrew Wiggins, left, likely will move back to playing guard.

Covington's arrival means Wiggins probably will move to guard

One advantage of playing at shooting guard, Wiggins said, was that he likely would see smaller defenders playing him.
Wolves
November 15
Wolves guard Josh Okogie celebrated a three-pointer in the second half against the Pelicans on Wednesday.

Postgame: Okogie, as usual, provides Wolves with energy lift

Rookie Josh Okogie came up big in the fourth quarter of Wednesday's victory.
Wolves
November 14

Wolves newcomers' nights

Here is how new Wolves Robert Covington and Dario Saric did Wednesday night:
Wolves
November 14

Wolves-New Orleans game recap

Wolves center Karl-Anthony Towns fought through foul trouble to score 25 points on 9-for-17 shooting, grab 16 rebounds with two blocks and three assists and multiple big plays late.
Wolves
November 14

Wolves 107, New Orleans 100

The Timberwolves defeated the New Orleans Pelicans 107-100 on Wednesday night at Target Center.
Final, 11/18 1 2 3 4 F
Memphis 10-5 17 30 28 25 100
Minnesota 7-10 20 23 19 25 87

NBA Scoreboard

  • Utah

    Indiana

     

    - F

    94

    121

  • Boston

    Charlotte

     

    - F

    112

    117

  • Cleveland

    Detroit

     

    - F

    102

    113

  • Phoenix

    Philadelphia

     

    - F

    114

    119

  • LA Clippers

    Atlanta

     

    - F

    127

    119

  • Denver

    Milwaukee

     

    - F

    98

    104

  • Dallas

    Memphis

     

    - F

    88

    98

  • San Antonio

    New Orleans

     

    - F

    126

    140

  • Oklahoma City

    Sacramento

     

    - F

    113

    117