Derrick Rose took the winning jumper over the Suns' Mikal Bridges on Sunday night at Target Center. ] CARLOS GONZALEZ • cgonzalez@startribune.com �

Derrick Rose's last-second jumper sends Wolves past Phoenix 116-114

His winning basket capped a 29-point second half against the stubborn Suns.

Foul trouble becoming an issue for Wolves' Karl-Anthony Towns

January 21
Karl Anthony-Towns grabbed a rebound in the first quarter against Phoenix on Sunday night.
The All-Star center leads the lead with six disqualifications.

Saunders returns to Williams Arena, shares experiences from time at U

January 19
Wolves coach and former Gophers basketball player Ryan Saunders
Earlier in the season, Ryan Saunders made a commitment to talk to the Gophers booster club before Saturday night's game against Penn State. That was before he got a pretty big job change. But he stuck to it.
Wolves
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Derrick Rose and Kelly Oubre Jr. fought for a loose ball in the second quarter.

Wolves-Phoenix game recap

A quick look at Sunday night's game.
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
January 20
Karl-Anthony Towns and the Timberwolves are running out of wiggle room in the West after Friday’s close loss to San Antonio.

The time is now: Wolves look to go on a run before All-Star break

Friday's loss left the Wolves three games behind the Lakers for the final playoff spot in the conference. And Minnesota will play its next four games in seven days, three of them on the road, starting Sunday vs. Phoenix. It's time for a run.
Wolves
January 19
Wolves center Karl-Anthony Towns (32) drives to the basket against Suns center Deandre Ayton during the first half of their game on Dec. 15 in Phoenix

Suns not shining so brightly ahead of tilts with TImberwolves

The Wolves have back-to-back games looming with Phoenix, the worst team in the conference. But the Wolves already have lost to the Suns, in Phoenix on Dec. 15, one of just 11 games they have won.
Wolves
January 19
Derrick Rose has endured problems with both ankles.

Ankle issues abound for Wolves' point guards

Are the run of ankle injuries with the Wolves a coincidence or is there something to being a point guard that leaves you more susceptible to injuring your ankle?
Wolves
January 19
Taj Gibson (67) and Josh Okogie (20) couldn't believe a foul call Friday night during the Wolves' loss to the Spurs.

Feeling foul: Towns exits early, Wolves fall short at home to Spurs

Derrick Rose scored 23 points but airballed a three at the buzzer that could have tied the game and the Wolves lost a second consecutive game. Karl-Antony Towns played just 21 minutes before fouling out.

nba

  • Western Conference
    Northwest w l pct gb home away last 10
    Denver 31 14 .689 0 20-4 11-10 7-3
    Oklahoma City 27 18 .600 4 14-7 13-11 5-5
    Portland 28 19 .596 4 20-7 8-12 7-3
    Utah 26 21 .553 6 13-8 13-13 8-2
    Minnesota 22 24 .478 9.5 16-8 6-16 5-5
  • Pacific w l pct gb home away last 10
    Golden State 32 14 .696 0 18-6 14-8 9-1
    LA Clippers 25 21 .543 7 14-10 11-11 4-6
    LA Lakers 25 22 .532 7.5 15-9 10-13 4-6
    Sacramento 24 22 .522 8 14-10 10-12 5-5
    Phoenix 11 37 .229 22 7-17 4-20 2-8
  • Southwest w l pct gb home away last 10
    Houston 26 19 .578 0 17-7 9-12 6-4
    San Antonio 27 21 .563 0.5 18-7 9-14 6-4
    New Orleans 21 25 .457 5.5 15-6 6-19 5-5
    Dallas 20 25 .444 6 16-6 4-19 3-7
    Memphis 19 27 .413 7.5 11-10 8-17 1-9
  • Eastern Conference
    Central w l pct gb home away last 10
    Milwaukee 33 12 .733 0 20-4 13-8 8-2
    Indiana 31 15 .674 2.5 17-6 14-9 7-3
    Detroit 20 25 .444 13 13-11 7-14 4-6
    Chicago 10 36 .217 23.5 5-17 5-19 0-10
    Cleveland 9 38 .191 25 5-17 4-21 1-9
  • Atlantic w l pct gb home away last 10
    Toronto 35 13 .729 0 20-4 15-9 8-2
    Philadelphia 30 17 .638 4.5 19-5 11-12 7-3
    Boston 28 18 .609 6 17-5 11-13 7-3
    Brooklyn 24 23 .511 10.5 12-11 12-12 7-3
    New York 10 34 .227 23 4-14 6-20 1-9
  • Southeast w l pct gb home away last 10
    Miami 22 22 .500 0 11-12 11-10 5-5
    Charlotte 22 24 .478 1 16-8 6-16 4-6
    Washington 19 26 .422 3.5 14-8 5-18 6-4
    Orlando 19 27 .413 4 12-13 7-14 3-7
    Atlanta 14 31 .311 8.5 8-12 6-19 3-7
  • Points
    K. Towns MIN 1031
    A. Wiggins MIN 737
    D. Rose MIN 694
    T. Gibson MIN 481
    R. Covington MIN 465
  • Rebounds
    K. Towns MIN 562
    T. Gibson MIN 310
    D. Saric MIN 257
    R. Covington MIN 193
    G. Dieng MIN 186
  • Assists
    J. Teague MIN 250
    D. Rose MIN 172
    T. Jones MIN 170
    K. Towns MIN 134
    A. Wiggins MIN 92
  • Field Goal Percentage
    T. Gibson MIN .564
    K. Towns MIN .491
    G. Dieng MIN .485
    D. Rose MIN .483
    L. Deng MIN .455
  • Blocked Shots
    K. Towns MIN 86
    R. Covington MIN 47
    G. Dieng MIN 26
    T. Gibson MIN 26
    A. Wiggins MIN 23
  • Steals
    R. Covington MIN 74
    T. Jones MIN 54
    K. Towns MIN 44
    A. Wiggins MIN 44
    T. Gibson MIN 36
  • Points
    J. Harden HOU 1498
    K. Durant GS 1294
    D. Lillard POR 1227
    A. Davis NO 1203
    J. Embiid PHI 1187
  • Rebounds
    A. Drummond DET 654
    D. Jordan DAL 626
    R. Gobert UTA 614
    J. Embiid PHI 580
    K. Towns MIN 562
  • Assists
    R. Westbrook OKC 390
    B. Simmons PHI 377
    J. Holiday NO 375
    J. Harden HOU 356
    K. Lowry TOR 349
  • Field Goal Percentage
    R. Gobert UTA .656
    D. Jordan DAL .645
    C. Capela HOU .631
    M. Harrell LAC .619
    D. Sabonis IND .617
  • Blocked Shots
    M. Turner IND 114
    A. Davis NO 105
    R. Gobert UTA 96
    H. Whiteside MIA 92
    B. Lopez MIL 92
  • Steals
    P. George OKC 101
    R. Westbrook OKC 92
    J. Harden HOU 87
    D. Fox SAC 82
    M. Smart BOS 80
  • Saturday, January 19
    Oklahoma City 117, Philadelphia 115, F Charlotte 135, Phoenix 115, F Indiana 111, Dallas 99, F
    Milwaukee 118, Orlando 108, F Sacramento 103, Detroit 101, F Toronto 119, Memphis 90, F
    Boston 113, Atlanta 105, F Miami 117, Chicago 103, F Houston 138, LA Lakers 134, F
    Denver 124, Cleveland 102, F
  • Sunday, January 20
    Indiana 120, Charlotte 95, F Minnesota 116, Phoenix 114, F LA Clippers 103, San Antonio 95, F
  • Today, January 21
    Oklahoma City 67, New York 47, H Chicago 37, Cleveland 27, 2nd, 9:08 Dallas @ Milwaukee
    Detroit @ Washington Orlando @ Atlanta Sacramento @ Brooklyn
    New Orleans @ Memphis Miami @ Boston Houston @ Philadelphia
    Portland @ Utah Golden State @ LA Lakers
  • Tuesday, January 22
    Sacramento @ Toronto Portland @ Oklahoma City LA Clippers @ Dallas
    Minnesota @ Phoenix
  • Wednesday, January 23
    Toronto @ Indiana Orlando @ Brooklyn Cleveland @ Boston
    LA Clippers @ Miami Houston @ New York Atlanta @ Chicago
    Charlotte @ Memphis Detroit @ New Orleans San Antonio @ Philadelphia
    Denver @ Utah
  • Thursday, January 24
    Golden State @ Washington New Orleans @ Oklahoma City Portland @ Phoenix
    Minnesota @ LA Lakers
  • Friday, January 25
    Washington @ Orlando Miami @ Cleveland New York @ Brooklyn
    LA Clippers @ Chicago Sacramento @ Memphis Toronto @ Houston
    Charlotte @ Milwaukee Detroit @ Dallas Phoenix @ Denver
    Minnesota @ Utah
  • Saturday, January 26
    San Antonio @ New Orleans Indiana @ Memphis Golden State @ Boston
    Philadelphia @ Denver Atlanta @ Portland
Wolves
January 18
Timberwolves interim head coach Ryan Saunders doesn't like a foul call during the second half

Saunders, Wolves not blaming officials for loss to Spurs

Interim coach Ryan Saunders said the Wolves as a "no excuse team" when it comes to blaming officials for Friday's loss.
Wolves
January 18

Wiggins moves to No. 2 on Wolves scoring list

Andrew Wiggins moved into second for points in Wolves history. But it's quite a gap to the top spot.
Wolves
January 18

Wolves-San Antonio game recap

A look back at Friday night's game.
Wolves
January 18
Before Jimmy Butler (top) left the Wolves via a trade he forced, he accused the team of lacking toughness. When they met again Tuesday in Philadelphia

Souhan: Wolves can't be counted on to show heart, toughness every game

What the Wolves displayed in Philadelphia was a lack of toughness, getting blown out from the start against a team that is dealing with its own version of Butler dyspepsia.
Wolves
January 18
Jimmy Butler is flanked by Minnesota Timberwolves head coach Tom Thibodeau as he is introduced at Mall of America after the trade that brought Butler

Hartman: Thibodeau's Wolves trades missed mark

The question will always be, would the Wolves have been better off keeping the a core of talented young players instead of dealing for Jimmy Butler
Wolves
January 18

NBA playoff chase: Where are the Wolves?

A look at the conference standings with an eye on whether the Timberwolves can finish among the top eight teams in the West.
Wolves
January 18

Timberwolves-San Antonio game preview

The Spurs arrive having won seven of their past 10 and blew out the Wolves in their last matchup, a 124-98 victory in San Antonio on Dec. 21.
Wolves
January 17
The Wolves’ Josh Okogie, chasing a ball along with the Spurs’ Quincy Pondexter in a late November game, has started seven games in a row.

Wolves rookie Okogie adjusting his game to being a starter

Josh Okogie has been getting a crash course in defending some of the top scorers in the NBA since Robert Covington has missed the past seven games because of a right knee bone bruise.
Wolves
January 16
Can't win without him? Lifeless Wolves proved Jimmy Butler right

Can't win without him? Lifeless Wolves proved Jimmy Butler right

The actions and body language of the Wolves on the court suggested they were either trembling at the mere sight of former teammate Jimmy Butler, or just weren’t up to the challenge.
Wolves
January 16
Philadelphia 76ers' Ben Simmons goes up for a dunk during the first half

General soreness: Wolves demolished by Butler, 76ers in 149-107 smackdown

The Wolves allowed 83 points in the first half as the 76ers rolled to victory. As guard Jeff Teague put it: "That was a game we all had marked and they dogged us."
Wolves
January 15
Robert Covington waved to the Philadelphia 76ers crowd on Tuesday

Three ex-76ers now with Wolves make emotional return to Philly

Tuesday was still a homecoming for Robert Covington, Dario Saric and Jerryd Bayless
Wolves
January 15
Joel Embiid, left, goes up for a shot off the Timberwolves' Josh Okogie during the first half

'Pretty gets you beat by 40.' Wolves search for ruggedness after blowout

The Timberwolves lamented their lack of energy and effort in a 42-point loss to Philadelphia
Wolves
January 15

Worst five defeats in Timberwolves history

The Timberwolves quickly got headed in the wrong direction on the road against the 76ers on Tuesday, which led to the second-largest defeat in franchise history.
Wolves
January 15

Wolves-Philadelphia game recap

A look back at Tuesday night's game.
Wolves
January 15
It didn’t take long for Jimmy Butler to become a hot-button topic, but his 76ers coach quickly defended him.

Sixers getting crash course in life with Jimmy Butler

The trade with Minnesota brought the Sixers someone who plays at an All-Star level, as well as a player who brings drama to your locker room thanks to his competitive nature.
Final, 1/20 1 2 3 4 F
Phoenix 11-37 31 36 29 18 114
Minnesota 22-24 29 35 27 25 116

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