Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns, out with a wrist injury, watched from the bench during a game earlier this month.

'Hopefully this is the worst of it': Wolves game postponed; Towns says he has COVID-19

Because of ongoing contact tracing within the Wolves organization, the team did not have the league-required eight players available Friday night. Star center Karl-Anthony Towns shared on social media he has tested positive for the coronavirus.

Wolves mailbag: How long do Saunders, Rosas have to prove themselves?

January 15
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January 15
Randall Smith is hopeful that his car detailing business will be aided by a $250,000 donation from the Vikings.
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January 15
Timberwolves star Karl-Anthony Towns at an event at the Sanneh Foundation in St. Paul in October.

How Minnesota pro teams are distributing $40 million in pledges to fight systemic racism

About $5 million donated In the wake of George Floyd's killing in May has been spent so far.
The Wolves Beat
January 14
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Rubio, Hernangomez out tonight as Wolves hit by COVID protocols

The Timberwolves had been one of the few teams in the NBA unaffected by absences because of COVID-19. But that changed Thursday.
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Wolves
January 14

Gameday preview: Timberwolves vs. Memphis

The Wolves scored only 21 bench points to Memphis' 50 in their loss Wednesday. A number of bench players are going through slumps.
Sports
January 14
Tyus Jones ooks on as the Timberwolves’ D’Angelo Russell lays up a shot in the second half

Wolves try to maintain perspective after difficult loss

A double-digit lead evaporated Wednesday against Memphis. The Wolves will get another chance on Friday.
The Wolves Beat
January 14
Memphis center Jonas Valanciunas, center, shoots over Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns (32) and forward Juancho Hernangomez (41) in the second h

Player weaknesses on full display in discouraging loss to Memphis

The Grizzlies scored 80 points in the paint and all of the Wolves' early-season issues could be seen in Wednesday's loss.
Wolves
January 14
Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns put up a second quarter shot while defended by Memphis’ Xavier Tillman (2) and De’Anthony Melton

Towns frustrated after Wolves squander lead: 'It's the NBA — no boys allowed.'

The Wolves have endured blowouts and a few close losses, but perhaps none was as deflating to Karl-Anthony Towns as Wednesday's 118-107 loss to Memphis.
Wolves
January 13

Wolves-Memphis game recap

A look back at Wednesday's game.

nba

  • Western Conference
    Northwest w l pct gb home away last 10
    Utah 7 4 .636 0 1-2 6-2 6-4
    Portland 7 5 .583 0.5 3-3 4-2 6-4
    Denver 6 6 .500 1.5 3-4 3-2 6-4
    Oklahoma City 5 6 .455 2 0-5 5-1 4-6
    Minnesota 3 8 .273 4 2-4 1-4 2-8
  • Pacific w l pct gb home away last 10
    LA Lakers 10 3 .769 0 3-3 7-0 8-2
    LA Clippers 8 4 .667 1.5 4-2 4-2 6-4
    Phoenix 7 4 .636 2 3-1 4-3 6-4
    Golden State 6 6 .500 3.5 4-3 2-3 6-4
    Sacramento 5 7 .417 4.5 4-4 1-3 3-7
  • Southwest w l pct gb home away last 10
    Dallas 6 4 .600 0 2-1 4-3 6-4
    San Antonio 6 6 .500 1 1-4 5-2 4-6
    Memphis 5 6 .455 1.5 1-5 4-1 5-5
    Houston 4 6 .400 2 3-3 1-3 4-6
    New Orleans 4 6 .400 2 2-3 2-3 4-6
  • Eastern Conference
    Central w l pct gb home away last 10
    Indiana 8 4 .667 0 4-3 4-1 6-4
    Milwaukee 8 4 .667 0 5-1 3-3 7-3
    Cleveland 5 7 .417 3 2-3 3-4 3-7
    Chicago 4 7 .364 3.5 1-3 3-4 4-6
    Detroit 2 9 .182 5.5 2-5 0-4 2-8
  • Atlantic w l pct gb home away last 10
    Boston 7 3 .700 0 3-1 4-2 7-3
    Philadelphia 9 4 .692 0 7-1 2-3 7-3
    Brooklyn 7 6 .538 1.5 5-4 2-2 5-5
    New York 5 7 .417 3 2-4 3-3 5-5
    Toronto 3 8 .273 4.5 2-2 1-6 3-7
  • Southeast w l pct gb home away last 10
    Orlando 6 5 .545 0 3-3 3-2 5-5
    Atlanta 5 5 .500 0.5 2-3 3-2 5-5
    Charlotte 6 7 .462 1 3-3 3-4 5-5
    Miami 4 6 .400 1.5 3-2 1-4 4-6
    Washington 3 8 .273 3 1-5 2-3 3-7
  • Points
    D. Russell MIN 228
    M. Beasley MIN 222
    A. Edwards MIN 138
    N. Reid MIN 119
    K. Towns MIN 88
  • Rebounds
    J. Culver MIN 62
    J. Hernangomez MIN 58
    M. Beasley MIN 52
    K. Towns MIN 50
    N. Reid MIN 47
  • Assists
    D. Russell MIN 60
    R. Rubio MIN 59
    M. Beasley MIN 22
    A. Edwards MIN 21
    K. Towns MIN 17
  • Field Goal Percentage
    J. Vanderbilt MIN .655
    J. McDaniels MIN .545
    N. Reid MIN .543
    J. Okogie MIN .500
    K. Towns MIN .460
  • Blocked Shots
    N. Reid MIN 11
    K. Towns MIN 11
    J. Okogie MIN 5
    E. Davis MIN 4
    (3) Players 4
  • Steals
    R. Rubio MIN 15
    D. Russell MIN 14
    J. Vanderbilt MIN 10
    J. Layman MIN 7
    (3) Players 6
  • Points
    B. Beal WAS 349
    S. Curry GS 341
    Z. LaVine CHI 340
    L. James LAL 337
    C. McCollum POR 331
  • Rebounds
    A. Drummond CLE 189
    R. Gobert UTA 160
    D. Sabonis IND 153
    J. Randle NY 136
    N. Jokic DEN 134
  • Assists
    N. Jokic DEN 125
    L. James LAL 108
    C. Paul PHO 96
    T. Young ATL 92
    M. Brogdon IND 89
  • Field Goal Percentage
    R. Holmes SAC .700
    S. Adams NO .676
    M. Robinson NY .650
    T. Bryant WAS .648
    B. Adebayo MIA .642
  • Blocked Shots
    M. Turner IND 50
    R. Gobert UTA 33
    C. Boucher TOR 28
    M. Robinson NY 24
    (2) Players 22
  • Steals
    L. Nance Jr. CLE 31
    J. Holiday MIL 28
    N. Jokic DEN 23
    M. Brogdon IND 22
    (4) Players 21
  • Thursday, January 14
    Philadelphia 125, Miami 108, F Toronto 111, Charlotte 108, F Houston 109, San Antonio 105, F
    Denver 114, Golden State 104, F Indiana 111, Portland 87, F
  • Friday, January 15
    Washington @ Detroit Boston 124, Orlando 97, F Cleveland 106, New York 103, F
    Milwaukee 112, Dallas 109, F Memphis @ Minnesota Oklahoma City 127, Chicago 125, F
    Golden State @ Phoenix Utah 116, Atlanta 92, F LA Lakers 112, New Orleans 95, F
    LA Clippers 138, Sacramento 100, F
  • Today, January 16
    Houston 60, San Antonio 58, 3rd, 8:24 Brooklyn 23, Orlando 22, 1st, 2:52 Charlotte @ Toronto
    Philadelphia @ Memphis Detroit @ Miami Indiana @ Phoenix
    Atlanta @ Portland
  • Sunday, January 17
    New York @ Boston Cleveland @ Washington Chicago @ Dallas
    Philadelphia @ Oklahoma City Utah @ Denver New Orleans @ Sacramento
    Indiana @ LA Clippers
  • Monday, January 18
    Orlando @ New York Cleveland @ Washington Minnesota @ Atlanta
    Detroit @ Miami San Antonio @ Portland Phoenix @ Memphis
    Milwaukee @ Brooklyn Dallas @ Toronto Houston @ Chicago
    Golden State @ LA Lakers
  • Tuesday, January 19
    Oklahoma City @ Denver New Orleans @ Utah
  • Wednesday, January 20
    Washington @ Charlotte Brooklyn @ Cleveland Dallas @ Indiana
    Boston @ Philadelphia Detroit @ Atlanta Miami @ Toronto
    Orlando @ Minnesota Phoenix @ Houston San Antonio @ Golden State
    Sacramento @ LA Clippers Memphis @ Portland
  • Thursday, January 21
    LA Lakers @ Milwaukee New York @ Golden State New Orleans @ Utah
Sports
January 13
Timberwolves coach Ryan Saunders has been reminded by his wife to not let his facemask slip down during games. “I’ll try to be a little more caref

Saunders gets scolded at home when mask slips off during games

If repeated memos from the NBA don't do the trick, Wolves coach Ryan Saunders has another reminder about masking-up during games when he comes home — his wife, Hayley.
Wolves
January 13
Playing the same opponent in consecutive games — a scheduling concession to the coronavirus — can create a mini-playoff series type of experience,

Wolves attack challenge of back-to-back games against same opponent

Preparing for playing the same team in consecutive games, a new wrinkle in the NBA schedule, has resulted in new challenges for the coaching staff and players.
Randball
January 13
Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson, right, watches an NBA basketball game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Houston Rockets on Tuesday, Ja

Houston, we have two problems: Deshaun Watson and James Harden

Almost exactly one year ago, the Houston Rockets and Houston Texans were flying high. Now those franchises have big, big problems.
Wolves
January 12

Gameday preview: Timberwolves vs. Memphis

After Karl-Anthony Towns played Saturday and sat out Sunday as he ramps up his activity while playing through a sore dislocated wrist, the Wolves expect Towns to be available for Wednesday's game provided there were no issues in practice Tuesday and warmups Wednesday.
Sports
January 11
In March 2015, Sid Hartman smiled while covering a Timberwolves game. Five years later, he would turn 100, and he continued to write even after that u

Sid Hartman wins two posthumous sportswriting awards

The legendary Star Tribune columnist was named Minnesota Sportswriter of the Year for 2020 and also given a lifetime achievement award by the Football Writers Association of America.
The Wolves Beat
January 11
After scoring 27 points in the Wolves’ 96-88 victory over the Spurs on Sunday night, guard D’Angelo Russell engaged in a discussion with reporters

Russell to reporters: Let's talk about the riot in Washington, D.C.

Timberwolves guard D'Angelo Russell, responding to a postgame question about last week's violence at the Capitol, asked media members who cover the Wolves for their opinions.
Local
January 11
Robert Whitsitt, a law school grad at 65, says, “At this stage of life, you don’t waste time.”

With new law degree in hand at 65, onetime NBA exec proves it's 'never too late'

Bob Whitsitt was the oldest of all who received a degree in a virtual ceremony for St. Paul's Mitchell Hamline School of Law.
Wolves
January 11
The Timberwolves’ Naz Reid (11) was defended by the Spurs’ Jakob Poeltl (25) in the first quarter Sunday night.

Wolves rally past San Antonio, end seven-game losing streak

With Karl-Anthony Towns sitting out, solid defense sparked a 30-19 run to close the game and end a skid that extended back to the third game of the season.
Wolves
January 10

Timberwolves-Spurs game recap

For stretches Sunday night, guard Malik Beasley was the only offense the Wolves had. He finished with 24 points.
Wolves
January 10
Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns scored on a layup after an offensive rebound in the fourth quarter Saturday night against the Spurs.

Wolves' Towns says he decided 'it's time to go play'

The team chose to rest him Sunday after his Saturday return against the Spurs.
Wolves
January 10
Timberwolves regain Towns but fall in overtime to Spurs

Timberwolves regain Towns but fall in overtime to Spurs

Back from injury, center Karl-Anthony Towns had 25 points, 13 rebounds, four assists and three blocks, but it wasn't enough to avoid a seventh consecutive loss.
Sports
January 9
San Antonio star DeMar DeRozan shot over Karl-Anthony Towns in the second half Saturday.

Timberwolves-Spurs game recap

A quick look at Saturday night's game.
Wolves
January 9
Spurs guard Tre Jones on Dec. 17. The rookie from Apple Valley has seen little playing time so far, getting into three games this season.

First NBA game at Target Center brings back memories for Tre Jones

The former Apple Valley star has played and watched many games at the Timberwolves' arena.
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Memphis 5-6
Minnesota 3-8
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  • Houston

    San Antonio

     

    - 3rd, 9:48

    58

    54

  • Orlando

    Brooklyn

     

    - 1st, 2:58

    21

    23

  • Charlotte

    Toronto

    6:30 PM

  • Philadelphia

    Memphis

    7:00 PM

  • Detroit

    Miami

    7:00 PM

  • Indiana

    Phoenix

    8:00 PM

  • Atlanta

    Portland

    9:00 PM