MVP? No. But Butler's shooting improvement most valuable to Wolves

MVP? No. But Butler's shooting improvement most valuable to Wolves

Wolves star Jimmy Butler is getting more buckets from mid-range and torturing defenses while remaining an elite defender.

Rockets will be missing players vs. Wolves, but not Harden

January 17
Rockets will be missing players vs. Wolves, but not Harden
Houston forwards Trevor Ariza and Gerald Green were each suspended two games Wednesday for entering the Clippers' locker room seeking a confrontation after Houston's loss at Staples Center on Monday night.

Watch: Wolves' Bjelica survives right hook from Magic's Afflalo

January 16
Watch: Wolves' Bjelica survives right hook from Magic's Afflalo
After a scuffle earlier in Tuesday's Magic-Timberwolves game, Aaron Afflalo decided he'd had enough of Nemanja Bjelica.
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Houston star Harden returns from injury to face Wolves tonight

Rockets superstar James Harden is expected back tonight on a minutes restriction vs. Timberwolves after he missed last seven games because of hamstring strain.
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Wolves
January 17

Wolves-Houston gameday preview

The NBA's leading scorer at 32.3 points a game, Rockets guard James Harden missed the past seven games because of a Grade 2 hamstring strain. He could return against the Wolves on a minutes' restriction
Wolves
January 17

Bjelica on Afflalo after punch: 'I don't know what's wrong with that guy'

The players were ejected after Arron Afflalo threw a haymaker punch that appeared to graze Bjelica's head. Bjelica then wrapped Affalo in a headlock
Vikings
January 17

'A knowledgeable fan is an engaged fan': More leagues turn to analytics

Advanced stats are now readily available, a win-win for leagues and fans.
Wolves
January 17

Butler chides Wolves after loss to Magic: 'We haven't done anything yet'

"They played better than us," Butler said. "They played harder than we did. They did everything right. We didn't play the way we were supposed to and they whipped our butts. I'm happy."

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  • Western Conference
    Northwest w l pct gb home away last 10
    Minnesota 29 17 .630 0 18-6 11-11 7-3
    Oklahoma City 25 20 .556 3.5 16-7 9-13 5-5
    Portland 23 21 .523 5 11-10 12-11 5-5
    Denver 23 22 .511 5.5 16-5 7-17 4-6
    Utah 18 26 .409 10 13-8 5-18 3-7
  • Pacific w l pct gb home away last 10
    Golden State 37 9 .804 0 16-6 21-3 9-1
    LA Clippers 23 21 .523 13 14-9 9-12 8-2
    Phoenix 16 29 .356 20.5 8-16 8-13 4-6
    LA Lakers 15 29 .341 21 9-14 6-15 4-6
    Sacramento 13 31 .295 23 7-14 6-17 1-9
  • Southwest w l pct gb home away last 10
    Houston 30 12 .714 0 15-6 15-6 5-5
    San Antonio 30 16 .652 2 19-2 11-14 5-5
    New Orleans 23 21 .523 8 11-9 12-12 5-5
    Memphis 15 28 .349 15.5 10-13 5-15 5-5
    Dallas 15 30 .333 16.5 9-15 6-15 5-5
  • Eastern Conference
    Central w l pct gb home away last 10
    Cleveland 26 17 .605 0 15-5 11-12 2-8
    Indiana 24 20 .545 2.5 14-10 10-10 5-5
    Milwaukee 23 21 .523 3.5 14-9 9-12 4-6
    Detroit 22 21 .512 4 13-6 9-15 3-7
    Chicago 17 28 .378 10 11-12 6-16 4-6
  • Atlantic w l pct gb home away last 10
    Boston 34 11 .756 0 18-6 16-5 8-2
    Toronto 30 13 .698 3 16-3 14-10 7-3
    Philadelphia 20 20 .500 11.5 10-10 10-10 6-4
    New York 20 25 .444 14 15-9 5-16 3-7
    Brooklyn 16 29 .356 18 9-15 7-14 3-7
  • Southeast w l pct gb home away last 10
    Miami 26 18 .591 0 12-9 14-9 8-2
    Washington 25 20 .556 1.5 15-9 10-11 6-4
    Charlotte 18 25 .419 7.5 12-12 6-13 6-4
    Atlanta 13 31 .295 13 9-12 4-19 4-6
    Orlando 13 31 .295 13 8-12 5-19 2-8
  • Points
    K. Towns MIN 636
    J. Butler MIN 582
    A. Wiggins MIN 556
    J. Teague MIN 369
    T. Gibson MIN 349
  • Rebounds
    K. Towns MIN 362
    T. Gibson MIN 256
    J. Butler MIN 163
    G. Dieng MIN 130
    A. Wiggins MIN 122
  • Assists
    J. Teague MIN 191
    J. Butler MIN 137
    T. Jones MIN 80
    J. Crawford MIN 67
    K. Towns MIN 61
  • Field Goal Percentage
    T. Gibson MIN .542
    K. Towns MIN .520
    J. Butler MIN .460
    J. Teague MIN .447
    A. Wiggins MIN .430
  • Blocked Shots
    K. Towns MIN 43
    T. Gibson MIN 22
    A. Wiggins MIN 19
    J. Teague MIN 12
    J. Butler MIN 9
  • Steals
    J. Butler MIN 55
    J. Teague MIN 40
    A. Wiggins MIN 38
    T. Jones MIN 35
    K. Towns MIN 27
  • Points
    J. Harden HOU 907
    L. James CLE 863
    G. Antetokounmpo MIL 805
    D. Cousins NO 787
    D. Lillard POR 765
  • Rebounds
    A. Drummond DET 446
    D. Jordan LAC 430
    D. Howard CHA 377
    D. Cousins NO 367
    K. Towns MIN 362
  • Assists
    R. Westbrook OKC 294
    L. James CLE 289
    J. Harden HOU 262
    B. Simmons PHI 220
    K. Lowry TOR 202
  • Field Goal Percentage
    C. Capela HOU .694
    D. Jordan LAC .654
    S. Adams OKC .635
    E. Kanter NY .603
    J. Collins ATL .597
  • Blocked Shots
    M. Turner IND 55
    K. Durant GS 54
    C. Capela HOU 51
    A. Davis NO 50
    K. Porzingis NY 50
  • Steals
    P. George OKC 69
    R. Westbrook OKC 61
    K. Bazemore ATL 58
    B. Simmons PHI 57
    T. Young IND 56
  • Tuesday, January 16
    Orlando 108, Minnesota 102, F New Orleans 116, Boston 113, F Denver 105, Dallas 102, F
    Portland 118, Phoenix 111, F
  • Wednesday, January 17
    Charlotte 133, Washington 109, F Atlanta 94, New Orleans 93, F San Antonio 100, Brooklyn 95, F
    Toronto 96, Detroit 91, F Golden State 119, Chicago 112, F Memphis 105, New York 99, F
    Oklahoma City 114, LA Lakers 90, F Miami 106, Milwaukee 101, F Utah 120, Sacramento 105, F
    LA Clippers 109, Denver 104, F
  • Today, January 18
    Philadelphia @ Boston Orlando @ Cleveland Minnesota @ Houston
    Indiana @ Portland
  • Friday, January 19
    San Antonio @ Toronto Miami @ Brooklyn Washington @ Detroit
    Sacramento @ Memphis Phoenix @ Denver New York @ Utah
    Indiana @ LA Lakers
  • Saturday, January 20
    Oklahoma City @ Cleveland Chicago @ Atlanta Miami @ Charlotte
    Memphis @ New Orleans Milwaukee @ Philadelphia Golden State @ Houston
    LA Clippers @ Utah Toronto @ Minnesota Dallas @ Portland
  • Sunday, January 21
    Orlando @ Boston New York @ LA Lakers Brooklyn @ Detroit
    Indiana @ San Antonio
  • Monday, January 22
    Sacramento @ Charlotte Utah @ Atlanta Philadelphia @ Memphis
    Miami @ Houston Phoenix @ Milwaukee Chicago @ New Orleans
    Washington @ Dallas Portland @ Denver Minnesota @ LA Clippers
  • Tuesday, January 23
    Sacramento @ Orlando Brooklyn @ Oklahoma City Cleveland @ San Antonio
    Boston @ LA Lakers New York @ Golden State
Wolves
January 16

Butler, Bjelica, Thibodeau review humbling loss to Magic

Wolves star Jimmy Butler said his team needed to "humble our damn selves" after their recent 12-3 stretch, and they sure did Tuesday at Orlando.
Wolves
January 16

Wolves-Orlando game recap

A recap of the Wolves' 108-102 loss at Orlando Tuesday.
Wolves
January 16

Orlando 108, Timberwolves 102

The Wolves' five-game win streak ended at the hands of a Magic team that hadn't won since Dec. 6.
Wolves
January 16

Wolves-Magic game preview

The Wolves just completed the second 5-0 homestand in franchise history and have won 12 of their past 15 games.
Wolves
January 16

Wolves' Georges-Hunt feels at home in Orlando for tonight's game

Wolves guard Marcus Georges-Hunt signed on with them after Magic released him in July.
Vikings
January 16

Meet the Star Tribune's new sports analytics writer, Chris Hine

Star Tribune sports is expanding to include analytics-based stories and a reporter fascinated with such things.
Wolves
January 16

Winning without threes: Wolves defy what's trendy in the NBA

More and more, the accepted offensive formula for winning in the NBA includes lots of three-pointers plus lots of lay-ups and dunks. The Wolves aren't going there.
Wolves
January 15

A closer look at the Wolves' grand homestand

Here's a look at the Wolves' recently-concluded five-game – and 5-0 – homestand:
Wolves
January 15

Wolves complete perfect homestand with rout of Trail Blazers

The Wolves completed only the second 5-0 homestand in franchise history (the other one was 17 years ago) and have won their last eight games at home.
Wolves
January 15

Wolves sign Amile Jefferson to two-way contract

The former Duke star is playing for the Iowa Wolves of the G League.
Wolves
January 15

Wolves-Portland game recap

GAME RECAPImpact player Jimmy Butler, WolvesHe finished with 24 points, making seven of 11 field goals and nine of 11 free throws. He also…
Wolves
January 14

Movin' on up: Towns now second in NBA active Iron Man streak

With Corey Brewer's iron man streak ended, it moves Karl-Anthony Towns up to second on the active consecutive games played list. Towns played — and started — his 209th game in a row Sunday
Wolves
January 14
Minnesota Timberwolves' Nemanja Bjelica is called for a charge on Milw...

Bjelica is finding his rhythm with Wolves

The rust of having missed 15 games with left mid-foot sprain has come off for Wolves forward Nemanja Bjelica. He has played well during the team's recent homestand.
Wolves
January 13

With Blazers back in town, Wolves' surge comes full circle

The Wolves will finish up a five-game homestand Sunday against Portland looking for just their second 5-0 homestand ever.
Gophers
January 13

Reusse: Hoops fortunes changed in a hurry for Timberwolves, Gophers

Sports outlooks can change in four weeks, even when a coach makes players promise accountability in writing.
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