Butler knows what Towns will soon: First time is best time as an All-Star

Butler knows what Towns will soon: First time is best time as an All-Star

There's only one first time, and while Butler belongs in Sunday's game for a fourth time, there's almost always a first time for somebody. This time it belongs to teammate Karl-Anthony Towns.

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Wolves' Butler, Towns share common motivation as All-Stars

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As different as they might be, Karl-Anthony Towns and Jimmy Butler are Timberwolves one and the same who have found common ground.
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'Mr. Butler, do you have a butler?' Media have fun with Jimmy Butler

Timberwolves star Jimmy Butler met Hollywood Saturday at All-Star weekend, where Jimmy Kimmel sidekick Guillermo interrupted his media-interview session.
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Wolves
February 17

Wolves happy but not satisfied as All-Star break hits

The team is third in the West but needs to work harder to survive a tough post-All-Star-break stretch.
Wolves
February 16

Wolves' stretch run by the numbers

The Wolves, in a virtual tie for third in the Western Conference at the All-Star Game break, will return to action Friday in Houston.
Wolves
February 16

As Timberwolves win, mystery of Andrew Wiggins continues

Wiggins is perhaps the most talented player on the Wolves' roster, and his performance will make or break Minnesota.
Wolves
February 16

Wolves finish emotional night with comeback win over Lakers

The Wolves, who had their 13-game home winning streak broken by Houston on Tuesday, started another Thursday on a night when the late Flip Saunders was honored pregame.

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  • Western Conference
    Northwest w l pct gb home away last 10
    Minnesota 36 25 .590 0 24-7 12-18 5-5
    Oklahoma City 33 26 .559 2 20-10 13-16 4-6
    Denver 32 26 .552 2.5 23-7 9-19 7-3
    Portland 32 26 .552 2.5 17-11 15-15 6-4
    Utah 30 28 .517 4.5 18-9 12-19 10-0
  • Pacific w l pct gb home away last 10
    Golden State 44 14 .759 0 22-7 22-7 6-4
    LA Clippers 30 26 .536 13 16-12 14-14 7-3
    LA Lakers 23 34 .404 20.5 14-14 9-20 5-5
    Sacramento 18 39 .316 25.5 8-17 10-22 4-6
    Phoenix 18 41 .305 26.5 9-21 9-20 1-9
  • Southwest w l pct gb home away last 10
    Houston 44 13 .772 0 23-6 21-7 10-0
    San Antonio 35 24 .593 10 22-6 13-18 4-6
    New Orleans 31 26 .544 13 15-12 16-14 5-5
    Memphis 18 38 .321 25.5 13-17 5-21 1-9
    Dallas 18 40 .310 26.5 11-19 7-21 2-8
  • Eastern Conference
    Central w l pct gb home away last 10
    Cleveland 34 22 .607 0 20-7 14-15 7-3
    Indiana 33 25 .569 2 20-11 13-14 7-3
    Milwaukee 32 25 .561 2.5 19-10 13-15 7-3
    Detroit 28 29 .491 6.5 19-12 9-17 6-4
    Chicago 20 37 .351 14.5 13-16 7-21 2-8
  • Atlantic w l pct gb home away last 10
    Toronto 41 16 .719 0 24-4 17-12 9-1
    Boston 40 19 .678 2 21-11 19-8 5-5
    Philadelphia 30 25 .545 10 18-10 12-15 6-4
    New York 23 36 .390 19 16-12 7-24 2-8
    Brooklyn 19 40 .322 23 11-21 8-19 1-9
  • Southeast w l pct gb home away last 10
    Washington 33 24 .579 0 17-10 16-14 7-3
    Miami 30 28 .517 3.5 14-12 16-16 3-7
    Charlotte 24 33 .421 9 15-15 9-18 4-6
    Orlando 18 39 .316 15 11-16 7-23 4-6
    Atlanta 18 41 .305 16 13-17 5-24 4-6
  • Points
    J. Butler MIN 1233
    K. Towns MIN 1233
    A. Wiggins MIN 1069
    T. Gibson MIN 754
    J. Teague MIN 654
  • Rebounds
    K. Towns MIN 742
    T. Gibson MIN 444
    J. Butler MIN 300
    G. Dieng MIN 263
    A. Wiggins MIN 257
  • Assists
    J. Teague MIN 355
    J. Butler MIN 276
    T. Jones MIN 167
    K. Towns MIN 145
    J. Crawford MIN 136
  • Field Goal Percentage
    T. Gibson MIN .575
    K. Towns MIN .546
    J. Butler MIN .476
    J. Teague MIN .444
    A. Wiggins MIN .438
  • Blocked Shots
    K. Towns MIN 90
    T. Gibson MIN 46
    A. Wiggins MIN 39
    G. Dieng MIN 28
    J. Butler MIN 23
  • Steals
    J. Butler MIN 107
    J. Teague MIN 72
    T. Jones MIN 72
    A. Wiggins MIN 67
    T. Gibson MIN 51
  • Points
    J. Harden HOU 1565
    L. James CLE 1486
    G. Antetokounmpo MIL 1473
    R. Westbrook OKC 1449
    A. Davis NO 1396
  • Rebounds
    A. Drummond DET 864
    D. Jordan LAC 767
    K. Towns MIN 742
    D. Howard CHA 718
    D. Cousins NO 618
  • Assists
    R. Westbrook OKC 593
    L. James CLE 500
    J. Harden HOU 450
    B. Simmons PHI 396
    S. Dinwiddie BKN 389
  • Field Goal Percentage
    C. Capela HOU .654
    D. Jordan LAC .652
    S. Adams OKC .626
    E. Kanter NY .604
    J. Collins ATL .580
  • Blocked Shots
    K. Porzingis NY 115
    A. Davis NO 108
    K. Durant GS 97
    C. Capela HOU 96
    D. Howard CHA 94
  • Steals
    P. George OKC 124
    R. Westbrook OKC 111
    V. Oladipo IND 109
    J. Butler MIN 107
    E. Bledsoe MIL 104
  • Thursday, February 15
    Denver 134, Milwaukee 123, F Minnesota 119, LA Lakers 111, F
  • Friday, February 16
  • Today, February 17
  • Sunday, February 18
    Team LeBron @ Team Stephen
  • Monday, February 19
  • Tuesday, February 20
  • Wednesday, February 21
  • Thursday, February 22
    New York @ Orlando Brooklyn @ Charlotte Philadelphia @ Chicago
    Washington @ Cleveland Oklahoma City @ Sacramento LA Clippers @ Golden State
Wolves
February 16

Former Wolves players honor Flip Saunders

It was Flip Saunders Night at Target Center, honoring the man who did so much for basketball in the state, a man lost to Hodgkins lymphoma two years ago.
Wolves
February 16

Wolves-L.A. Lakers game recap

A look back at Thursday night's game.
Wolves
February 15

Wolves pay tribute to Flip Saunders

A banner was dedicated as part of a pregame ceremony, which drew his family and a number of his former players to Target Center.
Wolves
February 15

Hartman: No league showing greater value growth than NBA

The Lakers, purchased for only $15,000 back in 1947, now are worth an astounding $3.3 billion.
Wolves
February 15

The Wolves, law enforcement and kids: Inside an honest discussion

Along with Wolves players, high school students of different colors and backgrounds were among those in attendance for a 90-minute session with Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey and Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo.
Wolves
February 15

Timberwolves players upset by Florida school massacre

Jamal Crawford and Karl Anthony Towns speak out about gun violence.
Wolves
February 15

Hartman: Saunders' impact with Timberwolves remains clear today

From the time Flip Saunders arrived at the University of Minnesota in 1973, he showed he was a brilliant basketball mind.
Wolves
February 15

Souhan: Saunders' passion, diligence personified in Wolves' Towns

Above all, Flip Saunders was a basketball fan who wanted to bring all of Minnesota's basketball fans along on the bandwagon that he planned to build with the Wolves. Drafting Karl-Anthony Towns was the start.
Wolves
February 14

Wolves-L.A. Lakers gameday preview

Their 13-game home winning streak ended amid a barrage of Houston Rockets three-pointers Tuesday, the Wolves will try to start another streak against the Lakers in their last game before the All-Star break.
Wolves
February 14

Night for Flip: Wolves will celebrate Saunders before Thursday's game

It only took the mention of Flip Saunders' name for Timberwolves coach Tom Thibodeau go all "six degrees of sentimentality." at Wednesday's practice.
Wolves
February 14

Season ticket price hike has Wolves explaining, fans complaining

Timberwolves season ticket holders received renewal notices for the 2018-19 season. Among the increases, $10 tickets were set to jump to $17 per game.
Wolves
February 14

Souhan: Andrew Wiggins needs to realize bored is a bad look

This would be the kind of game that lights fires in competitors' bellies and eyes. James Harden showed that. Meanwhile, Andrew Wiggins played like he was full of asbestos.
Wolves
February 14

Wolves' home streak shattered by barrage of Houston threes

Leading by just four points with just under eight minutes left, the Rockets made four of their 22 three-pointers to lead by 16 points less than two minutes later.
Wolves
February 14

Raining 3s: Wolves lose to Houston 126–108

Trailing by four points with fewer than eight minutes left, the Timberwolves surrendered four consecutive three-pointers to a Rockets team that outscored them 42-28 in the fourth quarter
Wolves
February 13

Thibodeau not ready to let players coach just yet

Golden State's Steve Kerr turned over duties to players Monday. Will we see that with the Wolves? "I don't think we're ready for that," Tom Thibodeau said.
Final, 2/15 1 2 3 4 F
LA Lakers 23-34 39 26 26 20 111
Minnesota 36-25 35 27 22 35 119

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