'We just have to do better': Wolves open with a dud in San Antonio

'We just have to do better': Wolves open with a dud in San Antonio

Debuting three new starters and six new faces on the opening night roster, the Wolves trailed by as many 13 points and couldn't hold a one-point lead with five minutes remaining.

Souhan: What happened to Teague in the 4th quarter?

October 18
Souhan: What happened to Teague in the 4th quarter?
Trailing in the fourth quarter, Tyus Jones ran the Wolves down the stretch, which would seem to be what you would want the veteran point guard to do.

Souhan: Passion for basketball unites Wolves' Thibodeau, Butler

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Souhan: Passion for basketball unites Wolves' Thibodeau, Butler
A year after Tom Thibodeau's introduction to the Wolves' talented youngsters yielded a paltry 31 victories, his reunion with Jimmy Butler is supposed to redefine the franchise.
Wolves
6:22am

Wolves lose season opener, 107-99 at San Antonio

A Timberwolves team remade again over the summer lost its opener to a Spurs team that played without Kawhi Leonard and Tony Parker .
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Wolves
1:19am

Wolves cringe, empathize over Hayward's gruesome leg injury

Jimmy Butler looked away when television replays showed Gordon Hayward's gruesome leg injury fewer than six minutes into his Celtics career Tuesday in Cleveland.
Wolves
October 19

Wolves-San Antonio game recap

A look back at Wednesday night's game.
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Wolves
October 18

Five questions, five answers about the Timberwolves in 2017-18

Here's the answers to what you're wondering about as the Wolves prepare to open the season.
Wolves
October 18

Jimmy Butler, Wolves ready for opening night in San Antonio

The Wolves newest star, Jimmy Butler, said at morning shootaround in San Antonio: "I don't have any question marks. I just want to know if we're going to be the toughest team."

nba

  • Western Conference
    Northwest w l pct gb home away last 10
    Utah 1 0 1.000 0 1-0 - 1-0
    Portland 1 0 1.000 0 - 1-0 1-0
    Oklahoma City 0 0 0.5 - - -
    Minnesota 0 1 .000 1 - 0-1 0-1
    Denver 0 1 .000 1 - 0-1 0-1
  • Pacific w l pct gb home away last 10
    LA Clippers 0 0 0 - - -
    LA Lakers 0 0 0 - - -
    Phoenix 0 1 .000 0.5 0-1 - 0-1
    Sacramento 0 1 .000 0.5 0-1 - 0-1
    Golden State 0 1 .000 0.5 0-1 - 0-1
  • Southwest w l pct gb home away last 10
    Houston 2 0 1.000 0 - 2-0 2-0
    Memphis 1 0 1.000 0.5 1-0 - 1-0
    San Antonio 1 0 1.000 0.5 1-0 - 1-0
    New Orleans 0 1 .000 1.5 - 0-1 0-1
    Dallas 0 1 .000 1.5 0-1 - 0-1
  • Eastern Conference
    Central w l pct gb home away last 10
    Detroit 1 0 1.000 0 1-0 - 1-0
    Indiana 1 0 1.000 0 1-0 - 1-0
    Cleveland 1 0 1.000 0 1-0 - 1-0
    Milwaukee 1 0 1.000 0 - 1-0 1-0
    Chicago 0 0 0.5 - - -
  • Atlantic w l pct gb home away last 10
    New York 0 0 0 - - -
    Toronto 0 0 0 - - -
    Philadelphia 0 1 .000 0.5 - 0-1 0-1
    Brooklyn 0 1 .000 0.5 - 0-1 0-1
    Boston 0 2 .000 1 0-1 0-1 0-2
  • Southeast w l pct gb home away last 10
    Washington 1 0 1.000 0 1-0 - 1-0
    Orlando 1 0 1.000 0 1-0 - 1-0
    Atlanta 1 0 1.000 0 - 1-0 1-0
    Miami 0 1 .000 1 - 0-1 0-1
    Charlotte 0 1 .000 1 - 0-1 0-1
  • Points
    A. Wiggins MIN 26
    K. Towns MIN 18
    J. Butler MIN 12
    J. Teague MIN 11
    J. Crawford MIN 10
  • Rebounds
    K. Towns MIN 13
    A. Wiggins MIN 5
    T. Gibson MIN 4
    J. Butler MIN 4
    G. Dieng MIN 4
  • Assists
    J. Teague MIN 6
    J. Crawford MIN 5
    T. Gibson MIN 3
    J. Butler MIN 3
    G. Dieng MIN 2
  • Field Goal Percentage
    A. Wiggins MIN .643
    K. Towns MIN .533
    J. Butler MIN .417
  • Blocked Shots
    J. Crawford MIN 1
    J. Teague MIN 1
    S. Muhammad MIN 1
    K. Towns MIN 1
  • Steals
    K. Towns MIN 2
    T. Gibson MIN 1
    J. Teague MIN 1
    J. Butler MIN 1
    (2) Players 1
  • Tuesday, October 17
    Cleveland 102, Boston 99, F Houston 122, Golden State 121, F
  • Wednesday, October 18
    Detroit 102, Charlotte 90, F Indiana 140, Brooklyn 131, F Orlando 116, Miami 109, F
    Washington 120, Philadelphia 115, F Milwaukee 108, Boston 100, F Memphis 103, New Orleans 91, F
    Atlanta 117, Dallas 111, F Utah 106, Denver 96, F San Antonio 107, Minnesota 99, F
    Portland 124, Phoenix 76, F Houston 105, Sacramento 100, F
  • Today, October 19
    Chicago @ Toronto New York @ Oklahoma City LA Clippers @ LA Lakers
  • Friday, October 20
    Portland @ Indiana Atlanta @ Charlotte Boston @ Philadelphia
    Cleveland @ Milwaukee Detroit @ Washington Orlando @ Brooklyn
    Utah @ Minnesota Sacramento @ Dallas Golden State @ New Orleans
    LA Lakers @ Phoenix
  • Saturday, October 21
    Philadelphia @ Toronto San Antonio @ Chicago Orlando @ Cleveland
    Detroit @ New York Dallas @ Houston Golden State @ Memphis
    Indiana @ Miami Portland @ Milwaukee Oklahoma City @ Utah
    Sacramento @ Denver Phoenix @ LA Clippers
  • Sunday, October 22
    Atlanta @ Brooklyn Minnesota @ Oklahoma City New Orleans @ LA Lakers
  • Monday, October 23
    Philadelphia @ Detroit Atlanta @ Miami Memphis @ Houston
    Charlotte @ Milwaukee Golden State @ Dallas Toronto @ San Antonio
    Washington @ Denver Sacramento @ Phoenix
  • Tuesday, October 24
    Chicago @ Cleveland Brooklyn @ Orlando New York @ Boston
    Indiana @ Minnesota New Orleans @ Portland Utah @ LA Clippers
Wolves
October 18

Butler wants to know if Wolves will be 'the toughest team' no matter what

Fans are curious to see what this remade team looks like and someone asked the team's newest star, Jimmy Butler, for the biggest question he has about the Wolves.
Wolves
October 18

Souhan: Butler's arrival makes this the best roster in Wolves history

The last time the Wolves added a quality guard to a team that looked ready to win, Sam Cassell took them to the Western Conference finals. And Butler is a better player than Cassell ever was.
Wolves
October 18

Souhan: Timberwolves should win close to 50 games

How quickly can new players become acclimated to one another while playing under increased expectations?
EPISODE 4
October 18

Listen: Revamped team, remodeled arena -- your Wolves season preview

Intro: What are the expectations for the Timberwolves both Wednesday in their opener at San Antonio and for the full 82 games. Will they go over or under the Las Vegas mark of 46.5 wins? 16:00: Evaluating the NBA as a whole. 25:00: Target Center looks nice, especially if you have money.
Wolves
October 18

Thibodeau asks Wolves for more three-point shots

The keys to that number growing, the coach said, are transition play, getting threes off offensive rebounds and executing out of double teams.
Wolves
October 18

Is this finally the year for the Wolves to dazzle?

With trades and free-agent signings bringing more star power and maturity, will the Wolves perpetual future finally yield to a winning present? The answer will begin to come into focus during Wednesday's season-opener.
Wolves
October 18

Meet the Wolves newcomers: Butler, Gibson, Teague and Crawford

These four players will go a long way in determining how much the Wolves can improve this season.
Wolves
October 18

Wolves-San Antonio game preview

With a revamped lineup that now includes three players who averaged better than 23 points per game last season — Karl-Anthony Towns, Andrew Wiggins and newcomer Jimmy Butler — the Wolves open their season with legitimate playoff expectations.
Wolves
October 17

Here's the Wolves' opening-night roster

Here's the roster that will go against San Antonio on Wednesday night:
Wolves
October 17

Healthy Bjelica looks to regain touch with Wolves

The best stretch of his NBA career ended last year when he injured a foot.
Wolves
October 17

Spurs' Popovich phones journalist, tells him Trump is a 'soulless coward'

San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich has called President Donald Trump "a soulless coward who thinks that he can only become large by belittling others."
Local
October 17

Glossy new Target Center unveiled after multiyear renovation

Target Center's $140 million renovation gives a new-look team a new-look arena.
Wolves
October 17

Scoggins: Get better or get left behind in Western Conference

The Wolves could become the most improved team in the NBA this season, but they'll face a steep climb because of the quality of other teams in the conference.
Wolves
October 16

Flurry of offseason player movement adding intrigue to NBA season

The Wolves' draft-night trade with Chicago for three-time All-Star Jimmy Butler was the first thunderbolt transaction in a dizzying summer.
Wolves
October 16

Wolves' key dates

Friday is the home opener against the Jazz, with former Wolf Ricky Rubio at point guard.
Final, 10/18 1 2 3 4 F
Minnesota 0-1 25 24 28 22 99
San Antonio 1-0 32 21 34 20 107

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