Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard, right, passes the ball away from Minnesota Timberwolves guard Josh Okogie during the second half of an NB

Wolves teammates on board with Okogie, calling him 'a highlight waiting to happen'

With Robert Covington injured, rookie Josh Okogie rejoined the Wolves' rotation in Saturday's loss at Portland.

76ers star says he's not meshing well with Butler: 'We got to figure it out'

December 9
Jimmy Butler's transition into the Philadelphia offense hasn't been so smooth for 76ers star Joel Embiid, right.
It seems that Embiid hasn't fully adjusted to playing with four-time All-Star swingman Jimmy Butler, who, like Embiid, thrives on attacking the basket.

Late push by Blazers too much for depleted Wolves in Portland

December 9
Portland Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic, right, blocks the shot of Minnesota Timberwolves guard Derrick Rose during the first half of an NBA basket
Despite a gutsy effort, the Wolves couldn't outlast Portland, which got clutch baskets in the final moments from Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum for a 113-105 victory.
Wolves
December 9

Timberwolves-Golden State game preview

The Wolves played without Robert Covington in their 113-105 loss to Portland on Saturday, and his status is unclear for Monday.
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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Vikings
December 9
Four high-profile local teams are on the postseason fringes at various stages of their seasons: the Vikings, Wild, Timberwolves and Gophers men’s ba

Assessing (and perhaps obsessing over) playoff chances for Vikings, Wild, Wolves and Gophers

Four high-profile local teams are on the postseason fringes at various stages of their seasons: the Vikings, Wild, Timberwolves and Gophers men's basketball.
Wolves
December 9
Minnesota Timberwolves forward Andrew Wiggins, right, shoots over Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard during the first half of an NBA basketba

Wolves-Portland game recap

Highlights from the Timberwolves' 113-105 loss to the Blazers in Portland, Ore., on Saturday.
Wolves
December 8
Most of guard Tyus Jones’ stats are down this season, but the Wolves’ second unit has been more effective than in the past.

Wolves' Jones adjust to playing without the ball

Jones is playing about the same amount of minutes as last year — 17.9, but his offensive numbers are down in most categories.
Wolves
December 8

Portland 113, Timberwolves 105

The Timberwolves began a four-game road trip in Portland, Ore., and suffered a 113-105 defeat.
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  • Western Conference
    Northwest w l pct gb home away last 10
    Oklahoma City 16 8 .667 0 9-3 7-5 7-3
    Denver 17 9 .654 0 9-3 8-6 7-3
    Portland 15 11 .577 2 10-4 5-7 4-6
    Minnesota 13 13 .500 4 11-4 2-9 6-4
    Utah 13 14 .481 4.5 4-6 9-8 5-5
  • Pacific w l pct gb home away last 10
    Golden State 18 9 .667 0 11-2 7-7 6-4
    LA Clippers 16 9 .640 1 9-2 7-7 6-4
    LA Lakers 16 10 .615 1.5 10-4 6-6 7-3
    Sacramento 13 12 .520 4 6-5 7-7 5-5
    Phoenix 4 22 .154 13.5 3-10 1-12 1-9
  • Southwest w l pct gb home away last 10
    Memphis 15 10 .600 0 8-4 7-6 5-5
    Dallas 13 11 .542 1.5 11-2 2-9 7-3
    New Orleans 14 14 .500 2.5 10-4 4-10 4-6
    San Antonio 13 14 .481 3 9-4 4-10 5-5
    Houston 11 14 .440 4 5-5 6-9 3-7
  • Eastern Conference
    Central w l pct gb home away last 10
    Milwaukee 17 8 .680 0 12-3 5-5 6-4
    Indiana 16 10 .615 1.5 8-4 8-6 6-4
    Detroit 13 11 .542 3.5 9-6 4-5 5-5
    Cleveland 6 20 .231 11.5 4-10 2-10 4-6
    Chicago 6 21 .222 12 4-10 2-11 2-8
  • Atlantic w l pct gb home away last 10
    Toronto 21 7 .750 0 11-4 10-3 7-3
    Philadelphia 18 9 .667 2.5 13-1 5-8 8-2
    Boston 15 10 .600 4.5 7-3 8-7 6-4
    Brooklyn 10 18 .357 11 4-10 6-8 2-8
    New York 8 20 .286 13 4-9 4-11 4-6
  • Southeast w l pct gb home away last 10
    Charlotte 13 13 .500 0 9-5 4-8 5-5
    Orlando 12 14 .462 1 6-8 6-6 4-6
    Miami 11 14 .440 1.5 5-9 6-5 5-5
    Washington 11 15 .423 2 7-5 4-10 6-4
    Atlanta 6 20 .231 7 4-9 2-11 3-7
  • Points
    K. Towns MIN 551
    D. Rose MIN 439
    A. Wiggins MIN 348
    R. Covington MIN 308
    T. Gibson MIN 282
  • Rebounds
    K. Towns MIN 309
    T. Gibson MIN 182
    D. Saric MIN 150
    R. Covington MIN 135
    G. Dieng MIN 104
  • Assists
    J. Teague MIN 157
    D. Rose MIN 109
    T. Jones MIN 67
    K. Towns MIN 60
    A. Wiggins MIN 51
  • Field Goal Percentage
    T. Gibson MIN .536
    D. Rose MIN .490
    K. Towns MIN .486
    G. Dieng MIN .456
    R. Covington MIN .437
  • Blocked Shots
    K. Towns MIN 44
    R. Covington MIN 35
    G. Dieng MIN 17
    T. Gibson MIN 15
    A. Wiggins MIN 15
  • Steals
    R. Covington MIN 54
    T. Jones MIN 29
    A. Wiggins MIN 29
    T. Gibson MIN 26
    K. Towns MIN 25
  • Points
    K. Durant GS 785
    L. James LAL 737
    D. Lillard POR 708
    J. Embiid PHI 685
    K. Walker CHA 671
  • Rebounds
    A. Drummond DET 370
    J. Embiid PHI 347
    D. Jordan DAL 331
    R. Gobert UTA 330
    E. Kanter NY 323
  • Assists
    K. Lowry TOR 270
    J. Holiday NO 250
    J. Wall WAS 208
    B. Simmons PHI 206
    N. Jokic DEN 199
  • Field Goal Percentage
    R. Gobert UTA .688
    C. Capela HOU .653
    M. Harrell LAC .641
    D. Sabonis IND .637
    J. McGee LAL .623
  • Blocked Shots
    A. Davis NO 71
    M. Turner IND 68
    J. McGee LAL 65
    H. Whiteside MIA 64
    R. Gobert UTA 54
  • Steals
    R. Covington MIN 54
    P. George OKC 52
    J. Butler PHI 48
    J. Holiday NO 48
    J. Holiday CHI 47
  • Saturday, December 8
    Dallas 107, Houston 104, F Indiana 107, Sacramento 97, F Cleveland 116, Washington 101, F
    Atlanta 106, Denver 98, F Brooklyn 112, New York 104, F Boston 133, Chicago 77, F
    LA Lakers 111, Memphis 88, F Portland 113, Minnesota 105, F Miami 121, LA Clippers 98, F
  • Sunday, December 9
    New Orleans 116, Detroit 108, F Milwaukee 104, Toronto 99, F San Antonio 110, Utah 97, F
    Charlotte 119, New York 107, F
  • Today, December 10
    Washington @ Indiana Detroit @ Philadelphia New Orleans @ Boston
    Sacramento @ Chicago Cleveland @ Milwaukee Utah @ Oklahoma City
    Orlando @ Dallas Memphis @ Denver LA Clippers @ Phoenix
    Miami @ LA Lakers Minnesota @ Golden State
  • Tuesday, December 11
    Portland @ Houston Phoenix @ San Antonio Toronto @ LA Clippers
  • Wednesday, December 12
    New York @ Cleveland Milwaukee @ Indiana Detroit @ Charlotte
    Boston @ Washington Brooklyn @ Philadelphia Portland @ Memphis
    Oklahoma City @ New Orleans Atlanta @ Dallas Miami @ Utah
    Minnesota @ Sacramento Toronto @ Golden State
  • Thursday, December 13
    LA Lakers @ Houston LA Clippers @ San Antonio Chicago @ Orlando
    Dallas @ Phoenix
  • Friday, December 14
    New York @ Charlotte Atlanta @ Boston Milwaukee @ Cleveland
    Washington @ Brooklyn Indiana @ Philadelphia Miami @ Memphis
    Oklahoma City @ Denver Toronto @ Portland Golden State @ Sacramento
  • Saturday, December 15
    Utah @ Orlando LA Lakers @ Charlotte Boston @ Detroit
    Houston @ Memphis Chicago @ San Antonio LA Clippers @ Oklahoma City
    Minnesota @ Phoenix
Wolves
December 8
Esports teams battled during a tournament in California.

Welcome to e-sports, the next big thing in sports

There's a video game revolution going on, and some heavy hitters, such as the NBA, want in.
Wolves
December 8

E-sports, the NBA and the Timberwolves: an explaination on the gaming-pro sports revolution

What are e-sports? E-sports — electronic sports — are video gaming competitions — gamers trying to beat each other in whatever video game is being…
Wolves
December 8
On the left: IFEAST, a.k.a. Mihad Feratovic. On the right: Hood, a.k.a. Brandon Caicedo.

E-sports names: What's the deal with these players' nom de game?

What’s in a Name? Players go by their own chosen “NBA 2K” nicknames, such as OneWild­Walnut, Boo Painter and Mama Im Dat Man. Here is…
Wolves
December 8

How NBA 2K gamers will make more than NBA minor-league players

As so many of his generation, Timberwolves guard C.J. Williams grew up on video games and he remembers that every time he sees a photo…
Wolves
December 8
Wolves forward Andrew Wiggins hit a three-pointer under pressure in the first half Wednesday against Charlotte.

Wolves stronger in mind, and standings, into second Western swing

The Timberwolves appear to have shed issues that fueled earlier 0-5 Western trip.
Wolves
December 7

Timberwolves-Portland game preview

The Wolves head out on a West Coast road trip feeling better than they did last month, when an 0-5 road trip out west marked the end of the Jimmy Butler era.
Wolves
December 7
Timberwolves forward Robert Covington, forward Andrew Wiggins and center Karl-Anthony Towns reacted after a fourth quarter timeout called by the Horne

Souhan: First Butler trade burned Wolves, second one lights a fire

The Timberwolves are 9-3 since trading Jimmy Butler for Robert Covington and Dario Saric. Trading for Butler in the first place turned out to be move not worth the risk.
EPISODE 32
December 6
Minnesota Timberwolves forward Andrew Wiggins (22) high-fived a fan after scoring a 3-pointer against the Charlotte Hornets in the fourth quarter.

Listen: Welcome to the Wolves party, Andrew Wiggins

Chris Hine and Michael Rand discuss the Wolves' 9-3 record since the Jimmy Butler trade, which included a 26-point game from Andrew Wiggins in their most recent win. Is it OK to get excited yet if you're a Wolves fan? Sure, but the schedule gets tougher with 10 of the next 13 on the road.
Wolves
December 6
Even in comebacks, post-Butler Wolves are winning with more ease, less stress

Even in comebacks, post-Butler Wolves are winning with more ease, less stress

A bit more than two quarters of good basketball has been more than enough to overwhelm their last two opponents, and it leads to some early conclusions about the post-Jimmy Butler Wolves.
Wolves
December 6
Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns (32) battles for a rebound with Charlotte center Cody Zeller (40) in the first half Wednesday

Towns takes over as Wolves smash Charlotte with huge 4th quarter

Tied after three quarters, the Wolves went on a 26-4 run to close out the game. Karl-Anthony Towns showed what can happen when he's the No. 1 option.
Wolves
December 6
Derrick Rose was all smiles after his Wolves won Wednesday and he scored 16 points on 8-for-15 shooting. He was held scoreless Monday.

Rockets' unique approach to Rose allowed other Wolves players to thrive

Houston earlier this week doubled Derrick Rose off screens and denied him the ball. That meant there were going to be opportunities for Rose's teammates.
Wolves
December 6

Wolves-Charlotte game recap

A look back at Wednesday night's game.
Wolves
December 5
Timberwolves forward Robert Covington (33) reacts after scoring a basket against the Hornets

Another halftime airing of grievances powers Wolves' comeback win

The Timberwolves had another frank discussion in the locker room on their way to a 121-104 victory over the Hornets.
Wolves
December 4
Wolves forward Andrew Wiggins scored 16 points Monday on 6-for-11 shooting, marking the first time since Nov. 7 that he’s made more than 50 percent

Wolves, Wiggins get feeling he's 'back now'

Andrew Wiggins scored 16 points on 6-for-11 shooting Monday, leading many around the organization to believe his improved play against the Rockets is a sign of things to come.
Wolves
December 4

Timberwolves get first glance at improved Walker, Hornets

The Wolves on Wednesday will complete their four-game homestand before heading back on the road for seven of their next nine games.
Final, 12/8 1 2 3 4 F
Minnesota 13-13 27 24 29 25 105
Portland 15-11 30 23 28 32 113

NBA Scoreboard

  • New Orleans

    Detroit

     

    - F

    116

    108

  • Milwaukee

    Toronto

     

    - F

    104

    99

  • Utah

    San Antonio

     

    - F

    97

    110

  • Charlotte

    New York

     

    - F

    119

    107