Point guard Jeff Teague said the Wolves have been playing right into the Rockets’ hands by not getting out and running.

Will picking up the pace help Wolves vs. Rockets?

"What we've been playing like hasn't worked," Timberwolves guard Jeff Teague said of the first two games vs. Houston. Game 3 is Saturday at Target Center.

Wiggins says Wolves excited and ready for home playoff game

April 20
Wiggins says Wolves excited and ready for home playoff game
Trailing their first-round series with Houston 0-2, the Wolves on Saturday night will play their first playoff game at Target Center since 2004

Towns: 'Amish-like' life makes him oblivious to public criticism

April 20
Karl-Anthony Towns hasn't been able to get anything going in the first two playoff games against the Rockets
Karl-Anthony Towns is struggling in the playoffs, but he isn't paying attention to outsiders' observations.
Wolves
21 minutes ago
Timberwolves' Jimmy Butler, down 0-2 to Rockets: `I'm smiling, everybody's OK.'

Timberwolves' Jimmy Butler, down 0-2 to Rockets: `I'm smiling, everybody's OK.'

Wolves All-Star guard Jimmy Butler said his team needs to be less predictable, `don't be as guardable' heading into Game 3
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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Wolves
April 20
Jack and Alyce Gibson posed with Marney Gellner of Fox Sports in 2009. The Gibsons, longtime Wolves fans, were the subject of a Valentine’s Day feat

Souhan: Finally, Wolves fans get playoff basketball again

For long-suffering, die-hard Timberwolves fans Saturday night's Game 3 is a long time coming - as in 14 years.
Wolves
April 20

Poll: Will the Wolves win Saturday night's Game 3?

Wolves
April 20

Wolves-Houston Game 3 preview

The Wolves have lost 14 of their past 15 to the Rockets overall, and are 0-5 all-time vs. Houston in the playoffs.
Wolves
April 20
Minnesota Timberwolves head coach Tom Thibodeau couldn't believe a foul wasn't called on a Memphis player in the first half.

Wolves bringing playoffs back home for Game 3

Wolves All-Star Karl-Anthony Towns and coach Tom Thibodeau discuss Saturday's Game 3 vs Houston. It's the team's first playoff game at Target Center since 2004.

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  • Western Conference
    Northwest w l pct gb home away last 10
    Portland 49 33 .598 0 28-13 21-20 5-5
    Oklahoma City 48 34 .585 1 27-14 21-20 5-5
    Utah 48 34 .585 1 28-13 20-21 7-3
    Minnesota 47 35 .573 2 30-11 17-24 6-4
    Denver 46 36 .561 3 31-10 15-26 7-3
  • Pacific w l pct gb home away last 10
    Golden State 58 24 .707 0 29-12 29-12 4-6
    LA Clippers 42 40 .512 16 22-19 20-21 4-6
    LA Lakers 35 47 .427 23 20-21 15-26 3-7
    Sacramento 27 55 .329 31 14-27 13-28 4-6
    Phoenix 21 61 .256 37 10-31 11-30 2-8
  • Southwest w l pct gb home away last 10
    Houston 65 17 .793 0 34-7 31-10 7-3
    New Orleans 48 34 .585 17 24-17 24-17 6-4
    San Antonio 47 35 .573 18 33-8 14-27 5-5
    Dallas 24 58 .293 41 15-26 9-32 2-8
    Memphis 22 60 .268 43 16-25 6-35 3-7
  • Eastern Conference
    Central w l pct gb home away last 10
    Cleveland 50 32 .610 0 29-12 21-20 7-3
    Indiana 48 34 .585 2 27-14 21-20 7-3
    Milwaukee 44 38 .537 6 25-16 19-22 6-4
    Detroit 39 43 .476 11 25-16 14-27 7-3
    Chicago 27 55 .329 23 17-24 10-31 3-7
  • Atlantic w l pct gb home away last 10
    Toronto 59 23 .720 0 34-7 25-16 6-4
    Boston 55 27 .671 4 27-14 28-13 6-4
    Philadelphia 52 30 .634 7 30-11 22-19 10-0
    New York 29 53 .354 30 19-22 10-31 3-7
    Brooklyn 28 54 .341 31 15-26 13-28 5-5
  • Southeast w l pct gb home away last 10
    Miami 44 38 .537 0 26-15 18-23 5-5
    Washington 43 39 .524 1 23-18 20-21 3-7
    Charlotte 36 46 .439 8 21-20 15-26 5-5
    Orlando 25 57 .305 19 17-24 8-33 4-6
    Atlanta 24 58 .293 20 16-25 8-33 3-7
  • Points
    K. Towns MIN 1743
    A. Wiggins MIN 1452
    J. Butler MIN 1307
    T. Gibson MIN 999
    J. Teague MIN 994
  • Rebounds
    K. Towns MIN 1012
    T. Gibson MIN 584
    G. Dieng MIN 360
    A. Wiggins MIN 358
    J. Butler MIN 314
  • Assists
    J. Teague MIN 492
    J. Butler MIN 288
    T. Jones MIN 232
    K. Towns MIN 199
    J. Crawford MIN 185
  • Field Goal Percentage
    T. Gibson MIN .577
    K. Towns MIN .545
    J. Butler MIN .474
    J. Teague MIN .446
    A. Wiggins MIN .438
  • Blocked Shots
    K. Towns MIN 115
    T. Gibson MIN 59
    A. Wiggins MIN 51
    G. Dieng MIN 39
    J. Butler MIN 24
  • Steals
    J. Butler MIN 116
    J. Teague MIN 102
    T. Jones MIN 95
    A. Wiggins MIN 91
    K. Towns MIN 64
  • Points
    L. James CLE 2251
    J. Harden HOU 2191
    A. Davis NO 2110
    R. Westbrook OKC 2028
    G. Antetokounmpo MIL 2014
  • Rebounds
    A. Drummond DET 1247
    D. Jordan LAC 1171
    K. Towns MIN 1012
    D. Howard CHA 1012
    A. Davis NO 832
  • Assists
    R. Westbrook OKC 820
    L. James CLE 747
    B. Simmons PHI 661
    J. Harden HOU 630
    K. Lowry TOR 537
  • Field Goal Percentage
    C. Capela HOU .652
    D. Jordan LAC .645
    M. Harrell LAC .635
    S. Adams OKC .629
    E. Kanter NY .592
  • Blocked Shots
    A. Davis NO 193
    C. Capela HOU 137
    D. Howard CHA 131
    R. Gobert UTA 129
    A. Drummond DET 127
  • Steals
    V. Oladipo IND 177
    P. George OKC 161
    E. Bledsoe MIL 149
    R. Westbrook OKC 147
    B. Simmons PHI 140
  • Thursday, April 19
    Philadelphia 128, Miami 108, F New Orleans 119, Portland 102, F Golden State 110, San Antonio 97, F
  • Friday, April 20
    Indiana 92, Cleveland 90, F Washington 122, Toronto 103, F Milwaukee 116, Boston 92, F
  • Today, April 21
    Philadelphia @ Miami Portland @ New Orleans Houston @ Minnesota
    Oklahoma City @ Utah
  • Sunday, April 22
    Boston @ Milwaukee Golden State @ San Antonio Toronto @ Washington
    Cleveland @ Indiana
  • Monday, April 23
    Houston @ Minnesota Oklahoma City @ Utah
  • Tuesday, April 24
    Milwaukee @ Boston Miami @ Philadelphia New Orleans @ Portland
    San Antonio @ Golden State
  • Wednesday, April 25
    Washington @ Toronto Indiana @ Cleveland Utah @ Oklahoma City
    Minnesota @ Houston
  • Thursday, April 26
    Philadelphia @ Miami Golden State @ San Antonio Boston @ Milwaukee
    Portland @ New Orleans
Wolves
April 20
Wolves All-Star Jimmy Butler has always embraced his roots from the small town of Tomball, Texas, and they embrace him back. In 2017, his jersey was r

A trip to Tomball, the Texas town that made Jimmy Butler tough

Jimmy Butler's mother kicked him out of the house when he was 13. Homeless, he bounced around friends' houses until a family with seven children took him in as their own.
Wolves
April 20
Jimmy Butler: From Tomball all the way to the NBA

Jimmy Butler: From Tomball all the way to the NBA

The Timberwolves' Jimmy Butler's high-school business teacher Lisa Streat discusses how a "little guy from Tomball" Texas made it to star in the NBA
Wolves
April 20
Derrick Rose sits on the bench during a timeout against the Rockets

Hartman: It's do-or-die time for the Wolves

After getting blown out in Houston 102-82 on Wednesday to fall behind 0-2, the Timberwolves host their first playoff game in 5,075 days on Saturday.
Wolves
April 20
Jeff Teague shoots between the Rockets' Chris Paul, left, and Clint Capela during the second half in Game 1

What happened to the offense? Wolves search for playoff answers

Houston's defense has turned the Wolves upside-down in the first two games of the NBA playoffs. Can they find answers before Saturday's game at Target Center?
EPISODE 4
April 19
Minnesota Timberwolves' Jeff Teague, center, shoots between Houston Rockets' Chris Paul, left, and Clint Capela during the second half in Game 1 of a

Listen: Regular-season strengths are playoff weaknesses for Wolves, Wild

On the latest North Score podcast, Chris Hine and Michael Rand discuss the Wolves' offensive inefficiency in the playoffs, the Rockets' three-point shooting, the Wild's inability to create high-quality scoring chances and more.
Wolves
April 19
Wolves center Karl-Anthony Towns was not a factor on either end for the second consecutive game. He scored five points — all in the first quarter.

Paul delivers for Houston to take 2-0 lead, Towns quiet again for Wolves

Houston's Chris Paul came back from a six-turnover performance in Game 1, delivering an acrobatic 27-point, eight-assist night for the Rockets while Karl-Anthony Towns finished with just five points for the Wolves.
Wolves
April 19
Out-of-order: The clunky, efficient and now broken Wolves offense

Out-of-order: The clunky, efficient and now broken Wolves offense

The reason the Wolves made the playoffs, under a coach known more for his defensive acumen, was their offense. Because of that, the first two games of the playoffs have been even more annoying for fans.
Wolves
April 19
Thibodeau: Towns needs to play with more energy

Thibodeau: Towns needs to play with more energy

James Harden went 2-for-18 after he scored 44 points Sunday, but the Rockets thumped the Wolves anyway, leading by as many as 27 points in the second half
Wolves
April 19
Justin Patton at his introductory news conference last summer.

Wolves first-round pick Patton has more surgery on left foot

For the second time in nine months, Justin Patton underwent surgery to repair a broken fifth metatarsal in his left foot.
Wolves
April 19
Minnesota Timberwolves' Jeff Teague, center, shoots between Houston Rockets' Chris Paul, left, and Clint Capela during the second half in Game 1 of a

Souhan: Wolves terrible offense makes Barkley look brilliant

The Wolves' offense isn't just struggling; it looks disjointed. There is too much talent on the floor for that to be the case.
Wolves
April 19
Houston Rockets guard James Harden

Off days work to coaches' advantage for Wolves, Rockets

With no back-to-back games in the playoffs, star players can see more minutes.
Wolves
April 19

Wolves-Houston Game 2 recap

A look back at Wednesday night's game.
Wolves
April 19

Timberwolves' worst playoff losses

Wednesday night was bad for the Wolves, but it's been worse.
Wolves
April 18
Minnesota Timberwolves guard Jimmy Butler (23)

Tomball, Texas, is a Rockets town, except when `Jimmy's in town'

Those who knew Timberwolves star Jimmy Butler long ago are having their allegiances tested now that the pride of Tomball, Tex., is playing the Houston Rockets tonight in Game 2 of their NBA playoff series.
Wolves
April 18
With No. 20 pick in draft, will Wolves nab another Creighton player?

With No. 20 pick in draft, will Wolves nab another Creighton player?

It is inevitable that some Wolves fans are casting a sideways glance during the playoffs at the NBA Draft and wondering how Minnesota might improve on its 47-win roster.
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