Wolves claw out 97-92 victory over Dallas

Wolves claw out 97-92 victory over Dallas

Jimmy Butler's 10-point fourth quarter, and some stingy defense, helped Minnesota open a five-game homestand with a victory.

Thibodeau is sticking with his eight-man rotation for now

December 10
Thibodeau is sticking with his eight-man rotation for now
Nemanja Bjelica's injury and Shabazz Muhammad's struggles have forced big minutes on Wolves starters

Tyus Jones not just a spectator to younger brother Tre

December 10
Tyus Jones not just a spectator to younger brother Tre
Wolves guard Tyus Jones checks in with younger brother Tre - who is Duke-bound after this season at Apple Valley - after nearly every game.
Wolves
December 10

Wolves-Dallas game recap

A look back at Sunday's game.
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Wolves
December 9
Timberwolves player Tyus Jones shops with Addison Warden, 9, of Maple ...

Sunday Q&A with Tyus Jones

Point guard Tyus Jones, who has worked previously with United Heroes League and participated in Friday's shopping spree event
Wolves
December 9

Scoggins: Successful homestand could ease tension surrounding Wolves

The schedule can't set up any more favorably for the Wolves to establish some consistency, for Tom Thibodeau to rediscover his bench and for the whole operation to stop playing painful basketball
Wolves
December 9

NBA Insider: Nowitzki's influence far-reaching

Dirk Nowitzki has given the NBA and Mavericks 20 seasons — tied with Kobe Bryant for the longest in league history with the same team — as well as a contribution that will last after he leaves.
Wolves
December 9

Wolves week ahead

A look at a busy week for the Wolves, opening a homestand.

nba

  • Western Conference
    Northwest w l pct gb home away last 10
    Minnesota 16 11 .593 0 9-4 7-7 6-4
    Denver 14 12 .538 1.5 10-2 4-10 5-5
    Portland 13 12 .520 2 7-8 6-4 5-5
    Utah 13 14 .481 3 11-5 2-9 6-4
    Oklahoma City 12 13 .480 3 9-3 3-10 5-5
  • Pacific w l pct gb home away last 10
    Golden State 21 6 .778 0 8-3 13-3 8-2
    LA Lakers 10 15 .400 10 6-7 4-8 4-6
    LA Clippers 9 15 .375 10.5 5-7 4-8 4-6
    Phoenix 9 19 .321 12.5 4-11 5-8 2-8
    Sacramento 8 18 .308 12.5 4-7 4-11 4-6
  • Southwest w l pct gb home away last 10
    Houston 20 4 .833 0 8-3 12-1 9-1
    San Antonio 19 8 .704 2.5 13-2 6-6 8-2
    New Orleans 14 13 .519 7.5 7-7 7-6 5-5
    Memphis 8 18 .308 13 5-10 3-8 1-9
    Dallas 7 20 .259 14.5 5-10 2-10 4-6
  • Eastern Conference
    Central w l pct gb home away last 10
    Cleveland 19 8 .704 0 10-4 9-4 9-1
    Milwaukee 15 10 .600 3 9-4 6-6 7-3
    Indiana 16 11 .593 3 10-4 6-7 7-3
    Detroit 14 12 .538 4.5 8-4 6-8 3-7
    Chicago 5 20 .200 13 3-8 2-12 2-8
  • Atlantic w l pct gb home away last 10
    Boston 23 5 .821 0 12-2 11-3 7-3
    Toronto 17 7 .708 4 9-1 8-6 8-2
    New York 13 13 .500 9 12-5 1-8 4-6
    Philadelphia 13 13 .500 9 7-6 6-7 4-6
    Brooklyn 10 15 .400 11.5 5-7 5-8 4-6
  • Southeast w l pct gb home away last 10
    Washington 14 12 .538 0 6-5 8-7 5-5
    Miami 12 13 .480 1.5 5-6 7-7 5-5
    Orlando 11 17 .393 4 6-6 5-11 3-7
    Charlotte 9 16 .360 4.5 8-6 1-10 3-7
    Atlanta 6 20 .231 8 3-9 3-11 3-7
  • Points
    K. Towns MIN 418
    A. Wiggins MIN 378
    J. Butler MIN 314
    J. Teague MIN 252
    T. Gibson MIN 211
  • Rebounds
    K. Towns MIN 230
    T. Gibson MIN 162
    J. Butler MIN 98
    A. Wiggins MIN 81
    G. Dieng MIN 76
  • Assists
    J. Teague MIN 135
    J. Butler MIN 77
    T. Jones MIN 54
    J. Crawford MIN 40
    A. Wiggins MIN 36
  • Field Goal Percentage
    T. Gibson MIN .541
    K. Towns MIN .529
    A. Wiggins MIN .455
    J. Butler MIN .439
    J. Teague MIN .418
  • Blocked Shots
    K. Towns MIN 28
    T. Gibson MIN 12
    A. Wiggins MIN 12
    J. Teague MIN 9
    (2) Players 4
  • Steals
    J. Butler MIN 34
    J. Teague MIN 32
    A. Wiggins MIN 28
    T. Gibson MIN 20
    T. Jones MIN 20
  • Points
    J. Harden HOU 596
    L. James CLE 541
    D. Cousins NO 510
    D. Lillard POR 508
    G. Antetokounmpo MIL 502
  • Rebounds
    A. Drummond DET 274
    D. Cousins NO 252
    D. Jordan LAC 251
    D. Howard CHA 244
    K. Towns MIN 230
  • Assists
    J. Harden HOU 187
    R. Westbrook OKC 184
    L. James CLE 163
    J. Wall WAS 147
    D. Collison IND 136
  • Field Goal Percentage
    C. Capela HOU .671
    D. Jordan LAC .653
    S. Adams OKC .636
    E. Kanter NY .635
    D. Dedmon ATL .601
  • Blocked Shots
    K. Porzingis NY 39
    A. Davis NO 35
    C. Capela HOU 34
    K. Durant GS 33
    B. Lopez LAL 33
  • Steals
    P. George OKC 54
    R. Westbrook OKC 39
    T. Young IND 37
    K. Bazemore ATL 36
    B. Simmons PHI 35
  • Friday, December 8
    Golden State 102, Detroit 98, F Indiana 106, Cleveland 102, F Denver 103, Orlando 89, F
    Chicago 119, Charlotte 111, F Toronto 116, Memphis 107, F Milwaukee 109, Dallas 102, F
    Sacramento 116, New Orleans 109, F San Antonio 105, Boston 102, F
  • Saturday, December 9
    LA Clippers 113, Washington 112, F Miami 101, Brooklyn 89, F LA Lakers 110, Charlotte 99, F
    Atlanta 117, Orlando 110, F Chicago 104, New York 102, F Cleveland 105, Philadelphia 98, F
    Milwaukee 117, Utah 100, F San Antonio 104, Phoenix 101, F Oklahoma City 102, Memphis 101, F
    Houston 124, Portland 117, F
  • Today, December 10
    Toronto 102, Sacramento 87, F Boston 91, Detroit 81, F Indiana 126, Denver 116, F
    Minnesota 97, Dallas 92, F New Orleans 131, Philadelphia 124, F New York 111, Atlanta 107, F
  • Monday, December 11
    Boston @ Chicago Charlotte @ Oklahoma City Miami @ Memphis
    New Orleans @ Houston Portland @ Golden State Toronto @ LA Clippers
  • Tuesday, December 12
    Denver @ Detroit Atlanta @ Cleveland LA Lakers @ New York
    Washington @ Brooklyn San Antonio @ Dallas Philadelphia @ Minnesota
    Phoenix @ Sacramento
  • Wednesday, December 13
    Oklahoma City @ Indiana LA Clippers @ Orlando Memphis @ Washington
    Denver @ Boston Portland @ Miami Utah @ Chicago
    Milwaukee @ New Orleans Toronto @ Phoenix Charlotte @ Houston
  • Thursday, December 14
    Detroit @ Atlanta New York @ Brooklyn LA Lakers @ Cleveland
    Sacramento @ Minnesota Dallas @ Golden State
  • Friday, December 15
    Detroit @ Indiana Portland @ Orlando LA Clippers @ Washington
    Oklahoma City @ Philadelphia Miami @ Charlotte Utah @ Boston
    Brooklyn @ Toronto Atlanta @ Memphis Chicago @ Milwaukee
    New Orleans @ Denver San Antonio @ Houston
Wolves
December 9

NBA Short Takes

A weekly look around the NBA
Wolves
December 9

Thibodeau: Patton's G League stint measured in weeks

Justin Patton's stint with the Iowa Wolves will be his training camp after the first-round draft pick was injured this summer. That means it will be a stint that is at least a few weeks long.
Wolves
December 9

Wolves-Dallas preview

6 p.m. vs. Dallas • Target Center • FSN, 830-AM Mavericks arrive first in a series of visitors Preview: The Wolves have alternated wins and…
Wolves
December 8

Timberwolves annual Holiday Shopping for Kids

The Timberwolves FastBreak Foundation in partnership with United Heroes League hosted 15 children from low-income households, that currently have or recently had a parent in the military deployed overseas, for their annual Holiday Shopping for Kids.
Wolves
December 8

'Definitely frustrating': Suddenly, Muhammad's not playing for Wolves

After returning to team as a free agent, veteran Wolves reserve forward Shabazz Muhammad has fallen out of favor with coach Tom Thibodeau. "It's definitely frustrating," Muhammad said, adding he'll stay professional.
Wolves
December 8

Wolves rookie Patton impresses in pro debut with Iowa

Timberwolves rookie center Justin Patton delivered a 15-point, 7-rebound, 4-block performance in his pro debut in the G League.
Wolves
December 8

Shabazz Muhammad's minutes as a Wolves reserve

Shabazz Muhammad's shooting percentage and minutes played are way down this season
Wolves
December 7
Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns, left, tries to drive...

Sweet movement: Towns gets his looks when it's the right call

Against the Clippers on Wednesday, Karl-Anthony Towns used his mobility to create and make baskets - because the right opportunity was there.
Wolves
December 7

Trying to find help for the slow, tired (first-place) Timberwolves

The Wolves used only eight players Wednesday night in beating the Clippers. Assuming that formula can't be sustained, where should the Wolves turn for help?
Wolves
December 7
Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns, left, tries to drive...

Towns has big night as Wolves hold off fourth-quarter push by Clippers

The Wolves led by as many as 19 points after halftime before using a pair of blocked shots in the closing minutes from Karl-Anthony Towns to help seal a close victory.
Wolves
December 7
Los Angeles Clippers guard Austin Rivers, left, goes up for a basket o...

Wolves beat Clippers for second time in three days

Karl-Anthony Towns' 21-point, 12-rebound double double included big defensive plays down the stretch, including two crucial stops
Wolves
December 7

Wolves-Clippers recap

A look back at Wednesday night's game.
Wolves
December 7

Whalen gets on other side of mic with Wolves' TV broadcast team

Lynx guard Lindsay Whalen on Wednesday joined Wolves play-by-play announcer Dave Benz and analyst Jim Petersen for the first of eight games.
Wolves
December 6

Bjelica remains out for Wolves; Butler set to play at Clippers tonight

The Wolves play injury-depleted Clippers for second time in four days, this time at Staples Center
EPISODE 9
December 6

Listen: 25 games into the season, the Timberwolves look tired

Jam-packed episode featuring talk about: Wolves' slow pace of play; Thibodeau doesn't need a bench, he just needs 3 chairs; Karl-Anthony Towns looks tired; this is becoming Jimmy Butler's team; Tyus vs. Teague; maybe try making a trade?; long home stand should tell us a lot
Final, 12/10 1 2 3 4 F
Dallas 7-20 24 24 21 23 92
Minnesota 16-11 23 24 24 26 97

NBA Scoreboard

  • Toronto

    Sacramento

     

    - F

    102

    87

  • Boston

    Detroit

     

    - F

    91

    81

  • Denver

    Indiana

     

    - F

    116

    126

  • Dallas

    Minnesota

     

    - F

    92

    97

  • Philadelphia

    New Orleans

     

    - F

    124

    131

  • Atlanta

    New York

     

    - F

    107

    111