Minnesota Timberwolves Jimmy Butler (23).

Butler before Game 5 in Houston: 'We can win this'

Just as they were against Denver in the regular-season finale, the Wolves are faced with an elimination game tonight in Houston, but this Game 5 playoff game is a whole other thing.

Wiggins keeps cool, says he ignores 'poison' on social media

April 23
Minnesota Timberwolves' Andrew Wiggins, left, looks for help as Houston Rockets' Chris Paul defends in the first half during Game 3 of an NBA basketba
With Game 4 tonight against the Rockets at Target Center, Timberwolves young star Andrew Wiggins says he pays no mind to public criticism he receives.

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

April 21
Timberwolves' 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.
Wolves
April 20
Wiggins says Wolves excited and ready for home playoff game

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
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 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 17
Teague: Wolves must adjust after playing into Houston's hands in opener

Teague: Wolves must adjust after playing into Houston's hands in opener

Wolves veteran guard Jeff Teague said his team must get All-Star center Karl-Anthony Towns more touches and easy baskets in Game 2 after nine shots and eight points Sunday.
Wolves
April 15
Wolves forward Taj Gibson left the Memphis game holding his shoulder in the first quarter Monday night.

Wolves' Gibson vows to 'tough it out' in Game 1

Wolves veteran forward Taj Gibson played through the pain of a neck injury to beat Denver Wednesday and will do it again in playoff opener against the Rockets.
Wolves
April 11
Minnesota Timberwolves guard Jimmy Butler (23) in the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, April 5, 2018, in Denver. The Nuggets won 100-96

Butler vows: 'I'll be there to change the game' against Nuggets

Tonight's game is only the third time since the current playoff format started in 1983-84 that two teams meet on the regular season's final day for a playoff spot.
Wolves
April 10
Gibson questionable for Wednesday's 'play-in' game vs. Nuggets

Gibson questionable for Wednesday's 'play-in' game vs. Nuggets

Timberwolves veteran Taj Gibson practiced "a little" Tuesday and is questionable for Wednesday night's game against Denver that will decide which team makes the NBA playoffs.
Wolves
April 9
Minnesota Timberwolves head coach Tom Thibodeau protests a call by the referee during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game against the New Yor

How are Wolves handling playoff-race pressure? Thibodeau weighs in

Coach Tom Thibodeau was asked after today's morning shootaround how the team – the young players in particular – are handling the pressure.
Wolves
April 6
Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns leaves the court after he fouled out vs. Denver

NBA rules Towns' 6th foul call in Denver correct

NBA Two-Minute Report says Karl-Anthony Towns did foul Denver's Jamal Murray Thursday in Denver, a violation that fouled Towns out of the crucial game with 1:46 left.
Wolves
April 6
Timberwolves guard Jimmy Butler

Butler named to 35-player pool for U.S. men's national team

The official 12-player team that will play in the 2019 World Cup and the 2020 Olympic games will likely come from this group of players.
Wolves
April 5
Butler sounds like he's ready to play tonight for the Wolves

Butler sounds like he's ready to play tonight for the Wolves

Saying he won't decide until after he warms up, Wolves star Jimmy Butler also said this morning "I feel like I'm ready to get out there with my guys."
Wolves
April 5
Playoff implications of tonight's Wolves game? They're huge

Playoff implications of tonight's Wolves game? They're huge

The Wolves and Nuggets meet tonight in Denver, and the Nuggets have a chance to tie the Wolves in the standings and get into playoff position.
Wolves
April 1
Jeff Teague (left) and Derrick Rose

Teague, Rose 'game-time decisions' for Jazz game tonight

Timberwolves guard Jeff Teague and Derrick Rose as well as Utah's Ricky Rubio all are questionable for tonight's game with playoff spots on the line.
Wolves
March 30
Minnesota Timberwolves guard Jimmy Butler (23)

Jimmy Butler cleared for contact drills with Timberwolves

The veteran guard took another step after having knee surgery on Feb. 25 to repair torn meniscus issues. When will he be ready for game action?
Wolves
March 28
Teague: Wolves bench has guys 'capable of playing and contributing'

Teague: Wolves bench has guys 'capable of playing and contributing'

Point guard Jeff Teague played all but six minutes on Monday night's loss to Memphis, one of four starters to play 39 minutes or more in that game.
Wolves
March 26
Tough weekend for Tyus Jones as Apple Valley, Duke fall

Tough weekend for Tyus Jones as Apple Valley, Duke fall

The Timberwolves point guard had some emotional investment in both games, especially with younger brother Tre playing for Apple Valley and headed for Duke.
Wolves
March 25
Wolves recall rookie Patton now that G League season is over

Wolves recall rookie Patton now that G League season is over

The Timberwolves are bringing back Justin Patton, Anthony Brown and Amile Jefferson to NBA now that their G League season has ended.
Wolves
March 23
Towns, Townes: NCAA tournament a stage for ex-prep teammates

Towns, Townes: NCAA tournament a stage for ex-prep teammates

Timberwolves' Karl-Anthony Towns and Loyola of Chicago's Marques Townes took different paths to feature roles in March Madness after playing together in high school..
Wolves
March 20
Clippers tonight chasing Wolves for final playoff spot

Clippers tonight chasing Wolves for final playoff spot

A game behind fifth-place Spurs in West, the eighth-place Timberwolves lead the L.A. Clippers and Denver by two games in pursuit of the final playoff spot.
Wolves
March 16
Spurs' Leonard listed out for Saturday's game vs. Wolves

Spurs' Leonard listed out for Saturday's game vs. Wolves

San Antonio All-Star forward Kawhi Leonard hasn't played since January because of a quadriceps injury.
Wolves
March 13
Thibodeau planning to revise Wolves' new three-guard look

Thibodeau planning to revise Wolves' new three-guard look

Wolves coach Tom Thibodeau on his new three-guard look with Tyus Jones, Derrick Rose and Jamal Crawford together: "I like the idea of what they can do."

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