Kevin Garnett, the Big Ticket, has bought 1,000 tickets to give away to Timberwolves fans for Monday's game at Target Center vs. the Los Angeles Clippers as a way to say thanks to fans for their warm welcome upon his return to the team last week.

"The response and support I've received from Wolves fans since my return to Minnesota has been nothing short of amazing. It's been unbelievable," Garnett, acquired in a trade with Brooklyn, said in a statement released Sunday morning by the team. "As a gesture of thanks, I would like to treat some fans to Monday night's game against the Clippers. Love you all, and thanks for the love. Enjoy the game on me."

For fans wishing to claim tickets, the team explained how: Beginning at 9 a.m. Monday, the first 500 fans to claim the tickets on www.timberwolves.com/kg will receive a pair of tickets.

Fans can then pick up their tickets outside the Timberwolves executive offices on the Skyway Level of Target Center from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday.

PAUL WALSH

Police may have found pearl dress

Authorities say they have recovered a dress that resembles the pearl-covered gown worn by actress Lupita Nyong'o on Oscar night and stolen from her hotel room days later. It was found behind a garbage bag in a bathroom. The missing custom Francisco Costa for Calvin Klein Collection gown, covered in 6,000 natural pearls, is valued at $150,000, although some experts say it's worth much more. The dress was reported stolen Wednesday night, but it could have been snatched before that, police said. Then on Friday afternoon, police were called by someone from TMZ to relay an anonymous tip that the dress was still at the hotel. Police have no suspects, and the crime carries charges of burglary and grand theft. Designer Costa explained his thoughts in designing the dress. "From the onset, I wanted the dress to be graphic, yet warm and luxurious," he told Vogue. To create that effect, he incorporated the pearls.

Cosby Suit: Bill Cosby's lawyers asked a federal judge on Friday to throw out a defamation lawsuit filed by three women accusing the comedian of decades-old sexual offenses. The women, all of whom have stepped forward in recent years, say Cosby's representatives publicly branded them as liars while trying to defend his innocence. But Cosby's lawyers say the actor was merely acting in self-defense as his character was under attack. "The law does not require that one stand idly by while he is publicly attacked," the lawyers argue in their 38-page filing. "Instead the law entitles an individual who is accused of serious wrongdoing to rebut the allegations without facing defamation claims."

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