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February 1
Wolves center Karl-Anthony Towns drove past Los Angeles Clippers forward Maurice Harkless during the first half Saturday in Los Angeles.

Towns on missing All-Star team: 'I'm desensitized to being disrespected'

Karl-Anthony Towns wasn't helped by missing 17 games -- 15 because of injury and two because of a suspension -- as well as his subpar defensive metrics.
January 28
The Sacramento bench players reacted after Kings guard Bogdan Bogdanovic made a jump shot to take an improbable lead in overtime against the Timberwo

Giddy Kings beside themselves after unprecedented comeback

Sacramento guard Buddy Hield led the improbable late charge with 42 points.
January 27
Wolves players, former teammate Luke Walton remember Kobe Bryant

Wolves players, former teammate Luke Walton remember Kobe Bryant

Against a backdrop of a game to be played Monday night, players and coaches talked about the tragedy.
January 25
Timberwolves guard Shabazz Napier

Napier on Wolves' losing streak: 'It hurts really bad'

Wolves point guard Shabazz Napier made his feelings about the current losing streak known after Saturday's loss
January 22
Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns

Should Karl-Anthony Towns be an All-Star?

Towns' numbers are strong, but has he played enough games to make the team?
January 20
Wolves guard Josh Okogie fell into the front row after making a three-pointer in the second quarter of a 107-100 loss to the Nuggets on Monday night.

Postgame: Wolves find themselves in another losing streak

Latest loss to Denver extends current slide to six games.
January 17
Karl-Anthony Towns

Towns on reports of unhappiness: 'I'm here to be a Minnesota Timberwolf'

Towns strongly addressed the rumors that were floating around about him as he was injured and sick.
January 17
Wolves center Karl-Anthony Towns

Towns returns to lineup; Crabbe won't debut tonight vs. Pacers

The newest Timberwolves player won't make his debut Friday, but one who has been out for a while will make his return.
January 15
The Timberwolves' Jarrett Culver shoots as the Pacers' Jeremy Lamb, left, and Domantas Sabonis defend.

Wolves rookie Culver continues improved offensive play against Pacers

Jarrett Culver has shot 53% in his last six games, further proof that he is adjusting to the NBA game.
January 11
Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) looks to pass the ball under pressure from Minnesota Timberwolves forward Andrew Wiggins (22) during the first

Harden's unusual stat line; Covington brushes off trade talk

James Harden had his usual haul of points, rebounds and assists. But he also reached double figures in turnovers -- all in the first half.
January 9
Portland guard Gary Trent Jr, who played high school ball for Apple Valley, put a spin move on Timberwolves guard Josh Okogie

Okogie gets back to his old self against Portland

The second-year guard had two blocks and two steals after rough few weeks.
January 9
Karl-Anthony Towns has missed 11 games with a knee injury.

Towns could return to action for Wolves tonight against Portland

Coach Ryan Saunders said the Wolves will evaluate how Towns looks during warmups before deciding whether he'll return from an 11-game absence.
January 2
Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor, right, said he became close with late former Commissioner David Stern during Taylor's work on the league's audit commi

Wolves owner Taylor remembers his close friend David Stern

Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor said he became close with the late former Commissioner during his work on the league's audit committee.
December 31, 2019
The Wolves' Gorgui Dieng (5) and the Nets' DeAndre Jordan battled for a rebound in the second quarter Monday. Dieng finished with 20 rebounds.

Dieng hopes more 'talented' teammates jump on Wolves 'train' when healthy

The center hopes the effort the shorthanded Wolves have given of late inspire teammates like Andrew Wiggins, Karl-Anthony Towns upon their return
December 30, 2019
Wolves rookie Jarrett Culver soared in for a dunk against the Brooklyn Nets on Monday. He scored a career-high 21 points.

Postgame: Culver nets a career high in Wolves win

Jarrett Culver scored 21 points, including a pair of free throws late in the fourth quarter.
December 24, 2019
Minnesota Timberwolves guard Josh Okogie, right, takes the ball from Golden State Warriors forward Eric Paschall, center, during the second half of an

Wolves get surprising contributions from G-League mainstays

Kelan Martin and Jordan McLaughlin helped spark a late rally in loss to Golden State.
December 22, 2019
Minnesota Timberwolves center Gorgui Dieng, left, knocks the ball away from Portland Trail Blazers guard Anfernee Simons during the second half of an

Wolves try to look on the bright side: At least the defense is better

The Wolves have improved defensively over the last three games after it was among the league's worst at the beginning of current 10-game losing streak.
December 21, 2019
Wolves coach Ryan Saunders talked to players during a huddle in the second half Friday.

Timberwolves remaining upbeat despite ninth consecutive loss

The Wolves locker room wasn't as down after Friday's loss to Denver as it has been at other times during this streak
December 10, 2019
Suns forward Kelly Oubre Jr. shot over Wolves center Karl-Anthony Towns during the second half Monday. Oubre scored 24 points on 8-for-15 shooting.

Timberwolves defense in need of repair after road trip

The Wolves gave up season highs in points on two occasions over the past four road games.
December 9, 2019
LeBron James, left, celebrates with teammate Anthony Davis during a timeout in the second hal.

AD or LeBron? You pick your poison playing Lakers

Lakers forward Anthony Davis torched the Timberwolves for 50 points on 20 of 29 shooting. LeBron James had a pretty good night too.
December 7, 2019
Oklahoma City Thunder guard Dennis Schroder (17) celebrates with Luguentz Dort, left, after Schroder hit a basket to force overtime

NBA's two-minute report confirms correct delay of game call on Wolves

The league's review of Friday's game said officials made the correct call in assessing a delay of game that resulted in a technical
December 7, 2019
Oklahoma City Thunder guard Dennis Schroder (17) celebrates with Luguentz Dort, left, after Schroder hit a basket to force overtime

What else went wrong for the Wolves in Friday's loss to the Thunder

There were other ways the Timberwolves could have beaten the Thunder, but they didn't seize those chances
December 5, 2019
Dallas forward Luka Doncic (center) and the rest of the bench react after a three-pointer by Justin Jackson against the Timberwolves during the second

Wolves limit Doncic, but his teammates pick up the slack

Luka Doncic finished with 22 points, but he needed 22 shot attempts to get there. Meanwhile, Jalen Brunson ignited the deciding Dallas run in the fourth by scoring 14 of his 16 points.
November 25, 2019
Forward Keita Bates-Diop (31, shown against Phoenix), the second-year player out of Ohio State, played nearly 24 minutes in the Wolves’ 125-113 vict

Wolves' Bates-Diop continues to make his case for minutes

The second-year forward had another strong game against Atlanta on Monday.
November 24, 2019
Timberwolves forward Robert Covington is set to return from a one-game absence for personal reasons in Monday's game against the Hawks.

Wolves' Covington expected to play Monday vs. Hawks

The forward will return from a one-game absence for personal reasons.
Final, 2/23 1 2 3 4 F
Minnesota 16-39 38 27 22 29 116
Denver 39-18 43 30 24 31 128

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