As Wolves hit All-Star break 'all we got is our young guys'

As Wolves hit All-Star break 'all we got is our young guys'

With few alternatives, Wolves interim coach Sam Mitchell has tested the team's young players to find their limits.

Rand: Wolves just didn't 'have it' vs. New Orleans

February 9
Rand: Wolves just didn't 'have it' vs. New Orleans
The Timberwolves Sunday delivered a performance at Target Center with a scent almost as ghastly as the corpse flower.

Can Kurt Rambis be a successful head coach this time?

February 9
Can Kurt Rambis be a successful head coach this time?
The former Wolves coach has a team with more talent and higher expectations than in his Minnesota days. Is he up to the job? Is it possible to have less success than he did in Minnesota?
Wolves
February 9

Wolves-Toronto game preview

The Raptors have won three consecutive games in the middle of a six-game "road trip" that straddles the All-Star Game festivities this weekend in Toronto.
Wolves
February 9
Pelicans forward Ryan Anderson (33) fouled Timberwolves guard Zach LaV...

Wolves lose a "clunker," 116-102 to New Orleans

Sam Mitchell, Andrew Wiggins and Ricky Rubio discuss Monday's loss to a Pelicans team that had lost four consecutive games
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Wolves
February 9

Wolves two-game winning streak ends with a clunk

The Wolves followed their first two-game winning streak since before Christmas by losing to a Pelicans team that came into the night 18-32 and had lost four games in a row
Wolves
February 9

LeBron's 40th triple-double

LeBron James recorded the 40th triple-double of his NBA career, Phil Jackson explained his decision to fire Derek Fisher and the lowly Suns dropped to 2-23 in their past 25 games.
Wolves
February 8

Gallery: New Orleans 116, Wolves 102

The Timberwolves lost to the New Orleans Pelicans 116-102 at Target Center on Monday evening.
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  • Western Conference
    Northwest w l pct gb home away last 10
    Oklahoma City 39 14 .736 0 24-5 15-9 8-2
    Utah 26 25 .510 12 17-10 9-15 8-2
    Portland 26 27 .491 13 15-11 11-16 8-2
    Denver 21 32 .396 18 11-15 10-17 5-5
    Minnesota 16 37 .302 23 8-19 8-18 3-7
  • Pacific w l pct gb home away last 10
    Golden State 47 4 .922 0 24-0 23-4 10-0
    LA Clippers 35 17 .673 12.5 17-8 18-9 8-2
    Sacramento 21 31 .404 26.5 13-13 8-18 2-8
    Phoenix 14 39 .264 34 10-17 4-22 1-9
    LA Lakers 11 43 .204 37.5 6-18 5-25 2-8
  • Southwest w l pct gb home away last 10
    San Antonio 44 8 .846 0 28-0 16-8 8-2
    Memphis 30 22 .577 14 19-9 11-13 7-3
    Dallas 29 26 .527 16.5 15-11 14-15 4-6
    Houston 27 27 .500 18 16-13 11-14 5-5
    New Orleans 19 32 .373 24.5 13-12 6-20 5-5
  • Eastern Conference
    Central w l pct gb home away last 10
    Cleveland 37 14 .725 0 21-4 16-10 7-3
    Indiana 28 24 .538 9.5 17-8 11-16 5-5
    Chicago 27 24 .529 10 16-9 11-15 3-7
    Detroit 27 26 .509 11 16-9 11-17 4-6
    Milwaukee 21 32 .396 17 14-8 7-24 3-7
  • Atlantic w l pct gb home away last 10
    Toronto 35 16 .686 0 18-6 17-10 9-1
    Boston 31 23 .574 5.5 16-10 15-13 8-2
    New York 23 32 .418 14 14-15 9-17 1-9
    Brooklyn 14 39 .264 22 10-20 4-19 3-7
    Philadelphia 8 44 .154 27.5 5-20 3-24 3-7
  • Southeast w l pct gb home away last 10
    Atlanta 30 24 .556 0 17-9 13-15 4-6
    Miami 29 24 .547 0.5 16-11 13-13 6-4
    Charlotte 26 26 .500 3 19-9 7-17 7-3
    Washington 23 27 .460 5 11-16 12-11 4-6
    Orlando 23 28 .451 5.5 14-12 9-16 3-7
  • Points
    A. Wiggins MIN 1074
    K. Towns MIN 887
    Z. LaVine MIN 678
    S. Muhammad MIN 517
    G. Dieng MIN 492
  • Rebounds
    K. Towns MIN 536
    G. Dieng MIN 371
    R. Rubio MIN 204
    A. Wiggins MIN 192
    S. Muhammad MIN 165
  • Assists
    R. Rubio MIN 406
    Z. LaVine MIN 168
    A. Wiggins MIN 96
    G. Dieng MIN 81
    K. Towns MIN 77
  • Field Goal Percentage
    A. Miller MIN .621
    K. Towns MIN .541
    G. Dieng MIN .535
    T. Prince MIN .474
    K. Garnett MIN .470
  • Blocked Shots
    K. Towns MIN 95
    G. Dieng MIN 51
    A. Wiggins MIN 31
    N. Bjelica MIN 16
    T. Prince MIN 11
  • Points
    J. Harden HOU 1508
    S. Curry GS 1463
    K. Durant OKC 1279
    R. Westbrook OKC 1278
    L. James CLE 1246
  • Rebounds
    A. Drummond DET 790
    D. Jordan LAC 700
    K. Towns MIN 536
    Z. Pachulia DAL 535
    J. Randle LAL 530
  • Assists
    R. Rondo SAC 593
    R. Westbrook OKC 530
    J. Wall WAS 497
    C. Paul LAC 437
    R. Rubio MIN 406
  • Blocked Shots
    H. Whiteside MIA 175
    S. Ibaka OKC 115
    D. Jordan LAC 114
    K. Porzingis NY 105
    A. Davis NO 104
  • Steals
    R. Westbrook OKC 125
    K. Lowry TOR 115
    S. Curry GS 106
    R. Rubio MIN 105
    J. Wall WAS 103
  • Monday, February 8
    Indiana 89, LA Lakers 87, F LA Clippers 98, Philadelphia 92, F Cleveland 120, Sacramento 100, F
    Charlotte 108, Chicago 91, F Toronto 103, Detroit 89, F Brooklyn 105, Denver 104, F
    Orlando 117, Atlanta 110, F Portland 112, Memphis 106, F New Orleans 116, Minnesota 102, F
    Oklahoma City 122, Phoenix 106, F
  • Tuesday, February 9
    San Antonio 119, Miami 101, F Milwaukee 112, Boston 111, F Washington 111, New York 108, F
    Utah 121, Dallas 119, F Golden State 123, Houston 110, F
  • Today, February 10
    San Antonio @ Orlando Sacramento @ Philadelphia Charlotte @ Indiana
    LA Clippers @ Boston Memphis @ Brooklyn Denver @ Detroit
    Atlanta @ Chicago LA Lakers @ Cleveland Toronto @ Minnesota
    Utah @ New Orleans Golden State @ Phoenix Houston @ Portland
  • Thursday, February 11
    New Orleans @ Oklahoma City Washington @ Milwaukee
  • Friday, February 12
  • Saturday, February 13
  • Sunday, February 14
    West @ East
  • Monday, February 15
Wolves
February 8

Wolves-New Orleans game recap

Pelicans backup point guard Jrue Holiday scored 20 of his 27 points in a decisive first half.
Wolves
February 8

Wolves' circumstances lead to more pairing of Towns and Dieng

Given the team's current state and schedule, those playing-time increases for both men might continue at least through the forthcoming All-Star break.
Wolves
February 8

Knicks fire Derek Fisher, now what?

The Knicks fired coach Derek Fisher in only his second season. BasketballInsiders' Steve Kyler and CineSport's Brian Clark discuss the move and who could be the next coach of the Knicks.
Sports
February 8

More minutes for Towns, Dieng put Wolves on two-game winning streak

Nine days after they combined for 52 points and 27 rebounds in a game at Utah, Karl-Anthony Towns and Gorgui Dieng together had 50 points and 30 rebounds against the Bulls.
Wolves
February 8

Extra attention on Towns, Dieng opens floor for Wolves

For an idea of just how impressive Timberwolves big men Karl-Anthony Towns and Gorgui Dieng were Saturday against Chicago, consider the fourth quarter.
Wolves
February 8

RandBall: Losing more won't help Wolves win longterm

Should Minnesota be hoping to pile up as many losses as possible to enhance its odds of again finding lottery luck (and perhaps nabbing the deadeye shooter to fill a gaping roster hole). The answer is no.
Wolves
February 7

Wolves go big playing Towns and Dieng together

Karl-Anthony Towns and Gorgui Dieng have started together in the Wolves' past six games. The Wolves are 2-4 in those games, but they have won the past two.
Wolves
February 7

Wolves-New Orleans game preview

The Wolves, having won two in a row for the first time since Dec. 20, have another opportunity to show how much they have improved.
Wolves
February 7

Chris Paul sparks Clippers

Chris Paul drilled two three-pointers in the final minutes as the Clippers dumped the Heat. Avery Bradley scored 25 as the Celtics beat the Kings for their ninth victory in their past ten games.
Wolves
February 7

Wolves hold lead, shock Clippers in L.A.

One night after losing to a Lakers team that had lost 10 straight, the Wolves beat a Clippers team that was 15-3 since Christmas.
Wolves
February 7

Warriors take down Thunder

The Warriors fought off the Thunder in a high-scoring affair Saturday night to set the NBA's setting longest home winning streak at 41 games.
Wolves
February 7

NBA Insider: Wiggins among rising stars Kobe Bryant says farewell to

Before he goes, Kobe Bryant is saying his own farewell to the NBA's next generation of stars, including the Wolves' Andrew Wiggins.
Wolves
February 7

Final push sends Wolves past Bulls

Big men Karl-Anthony Towns and Gorgui Dieng dominated from start to finish and Andrew Wiggins lit the torch late as the Wolves won their second in a row.
Wolves
February 7

Wolves-Bulls game recap

A recap of Saturday's 112-105 victory over the Bulls.
Wolves
February 6

Scoggins: Just the fate of a franchise is in Taylor's hands

The attention paid to Sam Mitchell has deflected focus from an issue of equal importance, if not greater: What will owner Glen Taylor do with his top leadership position?
Final, 2/8 1 2 3 4 F
New Orleans 19-32 28 35 32 21 116
Minnesota 16-37 22 24 24 32 102

NBA Scoreboard

  • San Antonio

    Miami

     

    - F

    119

    101

  • Boston

    Milwaukee

     

    - F

    111

    112

  • Washington

    New York

     

    - F

    111

    108

  • Utah

    Dallas

     

    - F

    121

    119

  • Houston

    Golden State

     

    - F

    110

    123

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