Wolves
April 29
Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns looks at the cheering fans during Game 3 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series against the

Live: Follow Game 6 of the Wolves-Grizzlies series here

Tap here for play-by-play, an in-game boxscore, statistics and more from tonight's Game 6 of the NBA playoff series at Target Center.
Wolves
April 29
Anthony Edwards celebrated with fans at Target Center during Game 3 against Memphis.

In Timberwolves history, just getting to Game 6 is monumental

Tonight, the Wolves will match the franchises second-longest postseason run. They have never won a Game 6, but they have never played a Game 6 at home.
Wolves
April 29
Karl-Anthony Towns was congratulated by his father, Karl Towns Sr., after Game 4 of the Timberwolves playoff series with the Grizzlies.

Fathers of Towns, Morant have solid friendship in heat of playoffs

Their sons will battle when the Timberwolves and Grizzlies play Game 6 tonight at Target Center. But Karl Towns Sr. and Tee Morant are having a lot of fun together on the sidelines.
Wolves
April 29
Wolves guard Anthony Edwards shot against Grizzlies forward Brandon Clarke during Game 5 Tuesday. Edwards said he needs to drive and create more late

No easy way out: Timberwolves facing elimination from NBA playoffs

Memphis leads the best-of-seven series 3-2 as the teams meet Friday night in Game 6 at Target Center.
Business
April 28
Dermot Cowley, owner of O’Donovan’s Irish Pub, unpacked some coasters while getting ready for a Twins crowd last year.

Playoff mania for Wolves, Wild drives big boost for downtowns

Sports pubs, hotels have not seen this much traffic since the pandemic began.
Wolves
April 28
Ryan Saunders expects to be back coaching in the NBA next season.

Reusse: Saunders, a teacher then and now, watches Wolves with pride

Former Timberwolves coach Ryan Saunders has kept his eyes on his former players, many of whom developed under his watch, as they battle in the playoffs. He says he'll be ready when he's back coaching in the NBA next season.
Wolves
April 28
Wolves guard Malik Beasley’s three-point shooting success could be a key to Game 6 against the Grizzlies. Beasley made five of 12 threes in the firs

After hot start, Wolves' Beasley searches for his three-point stroke

The guard scored a combined 30 points in Games 1 and 2, but only 19 points in Games 3 through 5 in the series with the Grizzlies.
Randball
April 28
 Jarred Vanderbilt  dunked during Game 5.

No matter what happens Friday, Wolves have exceeded expectations

Maybe that sounds too positive right now. You're still upset about those blown leads in Games 3 and 5. You're too nervous about what's going to happen Friday. At some point, though, you're going to see things for what they've been this season.
Wolves
April 28
This series against Memphis, win or lose, should make Karl-Anthony Towns a better, wiser competitor in future playoffs.

Scoggins: Wolves' maddening losses are needed lessons for young team

Win or lose this playoff series, the Timberwolves are getting schooled on playoff basketball and how not to handle critical situations, which is valuable but hardly comforting.
Wolves
April 27
Timberwolves guard D’Angelo Russell drove on Grizzlies forward Dillon Brooks during Memphis’ win in Game 5 on Tuesday.

Wolves done in once again by poor late-game execution, shot selection

The Wolves built the best offense in the league this season with a free-flowing scheme that requires pace and ball movement. But those skills have often deserted them in the final minutes of this playoff series.
Randball
April 27
Minnesota Timberwolves forward Anthony Edwards (1) shoots against Memphis Grizzlies forward Brandon Clarke (15) on Tuesday.

Anthony Edwards embodies all of the Wolves' playoff highs and lows

The Wolves absolutely needed a lot more from the 20-year-old Edwards on Tuesday, but here's the question: Is it too much to ask for more, at least for now?
Wolves
April 27
Memphis guard Ja Morant takes the game-winning shot against Timberwolves forward Jarred Vanderbilt in the closing seconds of Game 5.

Morant makes Wolves pay for mistakes with last-second game winner

Once again, the Wolves were left to pick up the pieces from a game they led for most of the night, they should have won and for which they no one but themselves to blame for losing.
Sports
April 27
Wolves lose Game 5 heartbreaker; Twins win with a crazy walk-off

Wolves lose Game 5 heartbreaker; Twins win with a crazy walk-off

One constant between the Wolves and Twins games was a total lack of execution. Podcast host Michael Rand goes deep on the Wolves loss and wonders whether the Twins will continue to navigate 2022 in wacky ways.
Wolves
April 27
Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns is fouled as he shoots against Grizzlies forward Kyle Andersonin the first half

Reusse: At the brewhouse, Wolves fans start with cheers, end with tears

The Wolves fans at HeadFlyer Brewing were left hanging to the very end amid beers with fancy names and some dogs who came with their owners..
Wolves
April 27
Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant (12) dunks the ball against Minnesota Timberwolves guard Malik Beasley (5) at the end of the third quarter.

Wolves lose — and sports world feels the pain of being a Minnesota fan

What local fans know all too well about their teams' tendencies in big games was brought to a national stage Tuesday night in the Timberwolves' Game 5 loss in Memphis.
Wolves
April 26

Wolves-Memphis Game 5 recap

A quick look at Tuesday night's loss.
Wolves
April 26
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Live: Follow Game 5 of the Wolves-Grizzlies series here

Tap for an in-game boxscore, play-by-play and more so you can keep up with the latest on the game in Memphis.
Wolves
April 26
Wolves guard Patrick Beverley (22) stole the ball from Grizzlies guard Desmond Bane during Thursday’s Game 3 at Target Center.

Memphis' Desmond Bane proving a tough cover for Timberwolves

The Grizzlies guard hit 15 three-pointers combined in Games 3 and 4. He has been open because the Timberwolves have focused on stopping Ja Morant.
Wolves
April 26
Wolves guard Patrick Beverley (left) was critical of Memphis coach Taylor Jenkins (right).

Wolves' Beverley critical of Memphis coach blasting refs in Game 4

Taylor Jenkins was fined $15,000 after saying it was "one of the most poorly officiated games I've ever seen in my NBA career.''
Wolves
April 26
arred Vanderbilt, left, grabs a rebound before Memphis Grizzlies guard Dillon Brooks can get to it, while Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns (32)

Tonight's Game 5: Could it come down to one key statistic — again?

The series is more complicated than one statistic, but when the Wolves have kept the Grizzlies off the offensive glass, they have won. Will that hold true for Game 5?