Rubio's absence creates opportunity for Jones, Dunn at guard

Rubio's absence creates opportunity for Jones, Dunn at guard

Following the death of his grandmother, Ricky Rubio will not play in Sunday's Timberwolves game. So fans will see a lot of Kris Dunn and Tyus Jones.

NBA Insider: Handing out the midseason awards

January 21
NBA Insider: Handing out the midseason awards
A look ahead at how the competition for the league's major awards are shaping up now that the league has passed the midway point.

Tyus Jones once again plays key role late in Wolves victory

January 20
Tyus Jones once again plays key role late in Wolves victory
The former Apple Valley star played the entire fourth quarter Thursday, sparking a comeback.
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Nuggets will be without starting guard Emmanuel Mudiay tonight

Wolves looking to win fourth in a row at home.
Wolves
January 21

Gameday: Wolves vs. Denver

The Wolves take a three-game home winning streak against Denver, which has beaten them twice this season by a total of five points.
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Wolves
January 21

Wolves week ahead

It's a crowded week, with three games at home and a trip to Phoenix.
Wolves
January 21

NBA short takes

A weekly look around the league.
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  • Western Conference
    Northwest w l pct gb home away last 10
    Utah 29 16 .644 0 16-7 13-9 7-3
    Oklahoma City 25 19 .568 3.5 15-6 10-13 4-6
    Denver 18 24 .429 9.5 10-11 8-13 4-6
    Portland 19 27 .413 10.5 11-9 8-18 4-6
    Minnesota 15 28 .349 13 9-13 6-15 4-6
  • Pacific w l pct gb home away last 10
    Golden State 38 6 .864 0 20-3 18-3 9-1
    LA Clippers 29 16 .644 9.5 17-7 12-9 7-3
    Sacramento 16 27 .372 21.5 8-13 8-14 2-8
    LA Lakers 16 32 .333 24 11-13 5-19 3-7
    Phoenix 14 29 .326 23.5 8-12 6-17 4-6
  • Southwest w l pct gb home away last 10
    San Antonio 34 9 .791 0 16-5 18-4 7-3
    Houston 34 13 .723 2 17-5 17-8 6-4
    Memphis 26 20 .565 9.5 15-9 11-11 4-6
    New Orleans 17 27 .386 17.5 11-12 6-15 4-6
    Dallas 15 29 .341 19.5 9-12 6-17 5-5
  • Eastern Conference
    Central w l pct gb home away last 10
    Cleveland 30 12 .714 0 19-4 11-8 5-5
    Indiana 22 21 .512 8.5 16-5 6-16 7-3
    Chicago 22 23 .489 9.5 14-9 8-14 5-5
    Detroit 21 24 .467 10.5 12-9 9-15 6-4
    Milwaukee 20 23 .465 10.5 12-10 8-13 3-7
  • Atlantic w l pct gb home away last 10
    Toronto 28 15 .651 0 15-6 13-9 5-5
    Boston 26 17 .605 2 13-8 13-9 7-3
    New York 19 26 .422 10 12-11 7-15 3-7
    Philadelphia 15 27 .357 12.5 10-14 5-13 7-3
    Brooklyn 9 34 .209 19 7-15 2-19 1-9
  • Southeast w l pct gb home away last 10
    Atlanta 26 18 .591 0 13-8 13-10 8-2
    Washington 23 20 .535 2.5 18-6 5-14 7-3
    Charlotte 23 21 .523 3 15-7 8-14 4-6
    Orlando 18 28 .391 9 8-14 10-14 2-8
    Miami 14 30 .318 12 8-13 6-17 4-6
  • Points
    K. Towns MIN 959
    A. Wiggins MIN 934
    Z. LaVine MIN 792
    G. Dieng MIN 467
    S. Muhammad MIN 310
  • Rebounds
    K. Towns MIN 515
    G. Dieng MIN 324
    A. Wiggins MIN 183
    R. Rubio MIN 150
    Z. LaVine MIN 138
  • Assists
    R. Rubio MIN 302
    K. Towns MIN 126
    Z. LaVine MIN 120
    A. Wiggins MIN 102
    K. Dunn MIN 100
  • Field Goal Percentage
    G. Dieng MIN .528
    C. Aldrich MIN .523
    K. Towns MIN .497
    Z. LaVine MIN .464
    (2) Players .447
  • Blocked Shots
    K. Towns MIN 62
    G. Dieng MIN 51
    C. Aldrich MIN 18
    K. Dunn MIN 18
    A. Wiggins MIN 16
  • Steals
    R. Rubio MIN 69
    K. Dunn MIN 41
    G. Dieng MIN 40
    Z. LaVine MIN 32
    A. Wiggins MIN 32
  • Points
    R. Westbrook OKC 1348
    J. Harden HOU 1347
    D. DeRozan TOR 1206
    D. Cousins SAC 1180
    A. Davis NO 1173
  • Rebounds
    D. Jordan LAC 626
    A. Drummond DET 595
    R. Gobert UTA 573
    H. Whiteside MIA 567
    K. Towns MIN 515
  • Assists
    J. Harden HOU 543
    R. Westbrook OKC 458
    J. Wall WAS 420
    C. Paul LAC 349
    J. Teague IND 343
  • Field Goal Percentage
    D. Jordan LAC .688
    R. Gobert UTA .669
    D. Howard ATL .630
    N. Jokic DEN .597
    S. Adams OKC .596
  • Blocked Shots
    R. Gobert UTA 113
    A. Davis NO 99
    M. Turner IND 97
    G. Antetokounmpo MIL 84
    H. Whiteside MIA 83
  • Steals
    J. Wall WAS 92
    T. Ariza HOU 87
    C. Paul LAC 81
    D. Green GS 81
    S. Curry GS 77
  • Friday, January 20
    Charlotte 113, Toronto 78, F Orlando 112, Milwaukee 96, F Philadelphia 93, Portland 92, F
    Atlanta 102, Chicago 93, F Memphis 107, Sacramento 91, F Golden State 125, Houston 108, F
    Brooklyn 143, New Orleans 114, F Utah 112, Dallas 107, F LA Lakers 108, Indiana 96, F
  • Saturday, January 21
    Portland 127, Boston 123, F Detroit 113, Washington 112, F Atlanta 110, Philadelphia 93, F
    Charlotte 112, Brooklyn 105, F Miami 109, Milwaukee 97, F Phoenix 107, New York 105, F
    Houston 119, Memphis 95, F San Antonio 118, Cleveland 115, F Denver 123, LA Clippers 98, F
    Chicago 102, Sacramento 99, F Utah 109, Indiana 100, F
  • Today, January 22
    Golden State 118, Orlando 98, F Dallas 104, LA Lakers 62, 4th, 6:29 Phoenix @ Toronto
    Denver @ Minnesota
  • Monday, January 23
    Washington @ Charlotte LA Clippers @ Atlanta Sacramento @ Detroit
    San Antonio @ Brooklyn Golden State @ Miami Houston @ Milwaukee
    New York @ Indiana Cleveland @ New Orleans Oklahoma City @ Utah
  • Tuesday, January 24
    Boston @ Washington Chicago @ Orlando LA Clippers @ Philadelphia
    San Antonio @ Toronto Utah @ Denver Minnesota @ Phoenix
  • Wednesday, January 25
    Sacramento @ Cleveland Houston @ Boston Miami @ Brooklyn
    Philadelphia @ Milwaukee Atlanta @ Chicago Golden State @ Charlotte
    Toronto @ Memphis Oklahoma City @ New Orleans New York @ Dallas
    LA Lakers @ Portland
  • Thursday, January 26
    Dallas @ Oklahoma City Indiana @ Minnesota Phoenix @ Denver
    LA Lakers @ Utah
  • Friday, January 27
    Sacramento @ Indiana Orlando @ Boston Brooklyn @ Cleveland
    Charlotte @ New York Milwaukee @ Toronto Washington @ Atlanta
    Miami @ Chicago Houston @ Philadelphia San Antonio @ New Orleans
    Memphis @ Portland
Sports
January 20
Minnesota Timberwolves' Tyus Jones, left, and Minnesota Timberwolves'...

TV analysts: Give Dunn, Jones more of Rubio's playing time

After the Wolves won Thursday night, TNT analysts Charles Barkley and Kenny Smith took pretty aggressive stands on what they think of the team's point guards.
Wolves
January 20

'On another level.' Towns scores 37 as Wolves rally past Clippers

The Wolves scored 11 of the final 15 points and won a game decided by three points or less for the first time this season. Karl-Anthony Towns also had 12 rebounds.
Wolves
January 20

Wolves finally win a close one as Towns scores 37

From the locker room after Karl-Anthony Towns scored 15 of his 37 points in a fourth-quarter comeback against a Clippers team missing Chris Paul and Blake Griffin in Los Angeles
Wolves
January 20

Rubio ignoring trade rumors, misses second half with hip tightness

"Just do what I do," he said. "My name or every name is going to be out there at some point, but you can only worry about things you can control. Right now, what I can control is playing my best and do what I've been doing."
Wolves
January 20

Gallery: Wolves 104, L.A. Clippers 101

Karl-Anthony Towns had 37 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Timberwolves past the Clippers 104-101 in Los Angeles on Thursday night.
Wolves
January 20

Wolves-L.A. Clippers game recap

Karl-Anthony Towns made the Wolves' final five field goals to finish with 37 points, along with 12 rebounds and five assists, all team highs.
Sports
January 19

Paul, Griffin out for Clippers vs. Wolves tonight

Wolves end three-game trip facing a L.A. team missing its two All-Stars.
Wolves
January 19

Thibodeau seeks more consistency from Wolves subs

In Dallas on Sunday, every Wolves reserve player was a minus, with Shabazz Muhammad (minus-20), Nemanja Bjelica (minus-19) and Kris Dunn (minus-17) leading the way.
Sports
January 19

Updated NBA Jam: Laettner out; Towns, Wiggins in for Wolves

Video game/NBA fans of a certain age revere NBA Jam as one of the greatest creations of all-time.
Sports
January 19

Must-see: Westbrook with the most obvious traveling call in NBA history

We now know that the NBA at least draws the line at taking SIX STEPS. That’s what Russell Westbrook tried to casually get away with in Wednesday night’s showdown between Oklahoma City and Golden State.
Wolves
January 18

Wolves-L.A. Clippers game preview

Clippers All-Star guard Chris Paul tore a ligament in his left thumb Monday, had surgery on Wednesday and will miss the next six to eight weeks, starting with Thursday's game against the Wolves.
Wolves
January 18

Ricky Rubio trade rumors resurface

Coach Tom Thibodeau had no comment on Adrian Wojnarowski's Yahoo Sports report that said the Wolves were "actively shopping" point guard Ricky Rubio.
Wolves
January 18

Wolves go from inspired early to expired late in loss to Spurs

After a 41-point second quarter, the Wolves on Tuesday were up seven points with 1:40 left in the third, and then lost their groove. San Antonio promptly pounced.
Minneapolis
January 18

Glen Taylor paying $9 million more for Target Center renovations

New funds push project's cost to $138 million.
Wolves
January 17

Wolves-San Antonio game recap

A look back at Tuesday night's game.
Sports
January 17

Flashy T-shirts showcase 'Young Wolve$' movement

UnderCrwn, a company reportedly owned by one of Towns' relatives, makes the T-shirts and a sweatshirt promoting the 'Young Wolve$.'
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Denver 18-24
Minnesota 15-28

NBA Scoreboard

  • Golden State

    Orlando

     

    - F

    118

    98

  • LA Lakers

    Dallas

     

    - F

    73

    122

  • Phoenix

    Toronto

     

    - 3rd, 8:54

    60

    63

  • Denver

    Minnesota

     

    - 1st, 3:26

    24

    22