Wolves
February 18
Karl-Anthony Towns was defended Wednesday by Domantas Sabonis of the Pacers

Still feeling pain, Towns keeps battling early-season wrist injury

Karl-Anthony Towns said he still hasn't recovered from a dislocated wrist that he suffered in the second game of the season.
Sports
February 18
Anthony Edwards

In film review, Wolves rookie Edwards gives thumbs up to Wade's moves

Anthony Edwards said he has been trying to learn some of Dwyane Wade's steps by watching film.
Wolves
February 18

Wolves-Indiana game recap

A look back at Wednesday night's game.
Wolves
February 17

Split decision: Wolves lose both games of back-to-back for first time this season

The Wolves have played six back-to-back games this season — and they've split every pair until Wednesday
Wolves
February 17
LeBron James (30 points) and Anthony Edwards (28) led their respective teams Tuesday night at Target Center.

Career-best game by Edwards isn't enough for Wolves against Lakers, LeBron

No. 1 draft pick Anthony Edwards was electrifying during the fourth quarter. His best effort of the season earned respect but not a victory, though.
Sports
February 17
LeBron James of the Lakers dunked the ball in the first quarter Tuesday night at Target Center.

Souhan: 'GOAT' debate. LeBron makes case again in win over Wolves.

The Greatest Athlete of All Time is a category created to create debates, not end them. Those who think it's LeBron James could enter Tuesday's game as evidence.
Wolves
February 17

Gameday preview: Wolves vs. Indiana

This will be the sixth time the Wolves have played back-to-back games this season; in each of the first five times they have won one game and lost the other.
Wolves
February 16
D’Angelo Russell

Russell will have surgery, be lost to Wolves for 4-6 weeks

D'Angelo Russell has a 'loose body' in his left knee, the team announced Tuesday, and will miss at least a month.
Wolves
February 16
D’Angelo Russell, left, and Karl-Anthony Towns have played together in just five games since Russell was traded to Minnesota last season.

Towns: 'Unfair' he and Russell haven't played more together

Karl-Anthony Towns and D'Angelo Russell have played only five games together in over a year, and now Russell is out at least four weeks
Wolves
February 16

Wolves-Los Angeles game recap

A look back at Tuesday night's game.
Wolves
February 16
LeBron James returns to Target Center for the first time since October of 2018 on Tuesday. A lot has changed since then, but not James’ greatness.

The King is back: LeBron at Target Center for first time since 2018

The 2020 NBA Finals MVP returns to Minnesota with a Lakers lineup that looks a lot different than the team he led two seasons ago.
Sports
February 16
Podcast: With KAT back, time to raise expectations for the Wolves

Podcast: With KAT back, time to raise expectations for the Wolves

D'Angelo Russell being sidelined by a leg injury makes it difficult to see the full picture. But there's no excuse for the Wolves to keep playing like a 7-20 team. Also, sorting out Twins and Lynx deals that may seem puzzling at first look.
Randball
February 15
Jordan McLaughlin (6), who hit two clutch free throws to close out the game,  drives past Toronto Raptors’ Norman Powell.

In game-clinching sequence, Wolves learn from a previous mistake

A strong overall effort was about to go to waste — right up until the Wolves changed the narrative during Sunday's victory over Toronto.
Wolves
February 15
There are more openings for Wolves rookie guard Anthony Edwards, left, now that center Karl-Anthony Towns has returned from the COVID list.

Return of Towns has huge impact on Wolves No. 1 pick Edwards

Over the past three games, Anthony Edwards has looked more at ease playing off the Timberwolves' franchise center, specifically in the pick and roll.
Wolves
February 15
Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James gestures to teammates during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets on Sunday, F

Timberwolves-L.A. Lakers game preview

The Lakers dismantled the Wolves 127-91 in Los Angeles on Dec. 27, but Karl-Anthony Towns missed that game because of a wrist injury.
Sports
February 15
How local players such as (clockwise from upper left) Danielle Hunter, Kirill Kaprizov, Byron Buxton and Karl-Anthony Towns fare will go a long way in

Souhan: A dozen dreams of better times for Minnesota sports teams

Better times are ahead, and in sports as well as life, better times require health and normalcy. Here's a list of what could make 2021 an uncommonly good sports year.
Wolves
February 15
Jordan McLaughlin (6) is congratulated by teammates Malik Beasley (5) and Anthony Edwards after his late free throws closed out the game.

Rubio has big game as Wolves end 17 years of road losses* to Toronto

After playing below expectations for most of the season, Ricky Rubio sparked a late run to beat the Raptors, who are playing in Florida because of Canada's pandemic travel rules.
Wolves
February 14

Wolves-Toronto game recap

Wolves guard Ricky Rubio played some of his best ball in a season that hasn't been kind to him with 16 points and five assists.
The Wolves Beat
February 14
Karl-Anthony Towns, left, and Malik Beasley have been an effective pairing for the Wolves since Towns’ return from a serious bout with COVID-19.

Towns, Beasley working well together for Wolves

Malik Beasley has thrived since Karl-Anthony Towns returned to the lineup.
Wolves
February 14
Timberwolves guard Malik Beasley (5) said his campaign for more playing time was not meant as a criticism of the coaching staff.

Beasley clarifies he isn't being critical of Wolves coaching staff

Guard Malik Beasley campaigned for more playing time Friday but said Sunday that he didn't want to "get my words mixed up."
Final, 3/3 1 2 3 4 F
Charlotte 17-18 36 26 36 37 135
Minnesota 7-29 33 23 20 26 102
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