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Nuggets on a roll as Jokic hits second straight game-winner

Nov 11, 2019 - 12:00 PM

Nikola Jokic comes through in the clutch anew to lift the Nuggets to their fourth straight win

ICE IN HIS VEINS. Nikola Jokic hits the game-winner over Karl-Anthony Towns. Photo from Instagram/@nuggets


Embiid, Towns ejected as Sixers win fourth straight

Oct 31, 2019 - 11:15 AM

After exchanging words, league stars Joel Embiid and Karl-Anthony Towns wrestle each other to the ground

MELEE. Philadelphia's Joel Embiid and Minnesota's Karl-Anthony Towns figure in a fight as Timberwolves coach Brett Brown and Sixers' Ben Simmons break them apart along with Timberwolves' Jeff Teague and Robert Covington. Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images/AFP

Irving's 50 points not enough in Nets debut

Oct 24, 2019 - 11:31 AM

Kyrie Irving breaks the record for most points by a player in his first game with an NBA team

BITTERSWEET. Kyrie Irving erupts for 50 points but the Nets still drop a tough overtime loss to the Timberwolves. Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images/AFP

Kerr on wild Warriors loss: ‘Mind-boggling’

Mar 30, 2019 - 7:41 PM

The late-game officiating in the Warriors’ controversial overtime loss to the Timberwolves ‘disappointed’ Golden State coach Steve Kerr

TOP SEED. Despite the loss, Steve Kerr and the Golden State Warriors remain at the top of the Western Conference. File photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images/AFP


Timberwolves stun Warriors in controversial OT finish

Mar 30, 2019 - 12:16 PM

Karl-Anthony Towns buries the game-winning free throw with 0.5 seconds left in overtime

CLINCHER. Karl-Anthony Towns makes up for a poor shooting night. Photo from Minnesota Timberwolves Twitter

Timberwolves lose Derrick Rose for season

Mar 22, 2019 - 9:00 AM

Former MVP Derrick Rose, along with Jeff Teague and Robert Covington, have been ruled out due to injuries

MAJOR BLOW. Another injury sidelines Timberwolves star Derrick Rose. Photo from NBA Twitter

Curry sizzles late as Warriors drub Timberwolves

Mar 20, 2019 - 10:57 AM

The Warriors bounce back from an upset loss as Steph Curry erupts for 22 points in the 3rd quarter

ON FIRE. Steph Curry drains 8 triples in the Warriors’ game against the Timberwolves to record at least 300 triples in a season for the third time. Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images/AFP

Towns hurt as Timberwolves nip Wizards in OT

Mar 10, 2019 - 3:37 PM

Karl-Anthony Towns erupts for 40 points and 16 rebounds but hobbles out late in regulation

GRITTY. Minnesota loses Karl-Anthony Towns late in regulation, but the Timberwolves still pull through. Photo from NBA Twitter

Big night for Towns as T'wolves rip Thunder

Mar 06, 2019 - 3:42 PM

Karl-Antony Towns erupts for 41 points and grabs 14 rebounds to lead the Timberwolves to a season sweep of the Thunder

BACK ON TRACK. Karl-Antony Towns and the Timberwolves snap a three-game skid. Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

Towns says he's lucky to be alive after car crash

Feb 26, 2019 - 12:30 PM

'The accident could have went – I'd say I had a 5% chance of making it out alive,' says Towns

LUCKY. Karl-Anthony Towns falls in the 1% that would sustain minor injuries from the car crash he was in.  File photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Karl-Anthony Towns recovering after car smash

Feb 23, 2019 - 9:57 AM

The Minnesota Timberwolves star misses a game for the first time in his NBA career after suffering a possible concussion in a car crash

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 23: Karl-Anthony Towns #32 of the Minnesota Timberwolves reacts to a call in the second half against the New York Knicks during their game at Madison Square Garden on March 23, 2018 in New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Abbie Parr/Getty Images/AFP  Abbie Parr / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP

Harden's streak survives but T'Wolves ground Rockets

Feb 14, 2019 - 3:03 PM

James Harden ties Hall of Famer Wilt Chamberlain for the second longest 30-point plus streak in NBA history

STREAKY. Rockets star James Harden ties a league record but the Timberwolves play spoiler behind Jeff Teague and Karl-Anthony Towns. Photo from NBA Twitter

Anthony Davis wins over Pelicans fans irked by trade request

Feb 09, 2019 - 2:54 PM

Playing his first game since asking to be traded, Anthony Davis turns the jeers to cheers

FOCUSED. Anthony Davis shrugs off the boos and drops 24 of his 32 points in the first half. Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images/AFP

Embiid's 37 not enough as Raptors tear down Sixers

Feb 06, 2019 - 3:38 PM

Amid reports that Toronto has offered Kyle Lowry to the Grizzlies, the All-Star point guard helps tow the Raptors past the Sixers

FOCUSED. Kyle Lowry brushes off speculations and drains 20 points as the Raptors outlast the Sixers. Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images/AFP

Towns hits buzzer-beater, lifts Wolves past Grizzlies in OT

Jan 31, 2019 - 3:09 PM

Saddled by early foul trouble, Karl-Anthony Towns finds himself in the right place at the right time in the dying seconds

CLUTCH. Karl-Anthony Towns and the Timberwolves deal the Grizzlies another heartbreaker. Photo from Minnesota Timberwolves Twitter

T-Wolves forward Gibson fined $25,000 for rude gesture

Jan 27, 2019 - 9:56 AM

'It was just one of those times. I just lost it,' Timberwolves' Taj Gibson on his on-court meltdown

LeBron ruled out of Minnesota clash – Lakers

Jan 24, 2019 - 8:32 AM

Minus the injured LeBron James, the Lakers have slipped from 4th to 9th place in the NBA Western Conference

COMEBACK. LeBron James may return to action this weekend, says Lakers coach Luke Walton. Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images/AFP

Rose blooms with game-winner as Timberwolves dim Suns

Jan 21, 2019 - 11:31 AM

The former NBA MVP shows he still has plenty of gas left by powering Minnesota to an enthralling win over Phoenix

TOPSCORER. Derrick Rose finishes with a team-high 31 points for the Timberwolves. Photo from Twitter (@Timberwolves)


Sixers crush T'wolves in Butler's first clash vs former team

Jan 16, 2019 - 5:07 PM

Two months after parting ways with the Timberwolves, Jimmy Butler drops 19 points to help power the Sixers against his former squad

FACE OFF. Two months after parting ways with the Timberwolves, Jimmy Butler drops 19 points to help power the Sixers against his former team. Photo from NBA Twitter

Raptors, Nuggets grab narrow wins as Warriors cruise

Jan 09, 2019 - 3:24 PM

The Raptors pull off a scrappy win over the Hawks to stay ahead of the NBA race with a 31-12 record

LEAGUE LEADERS. Kawhi Leonard drops 31 points to pace the league-leading Raptors. Photo from NBA Twitter

Derrick Rose apologizes for 'kill yourself' remark

Jan 08, 2019 - 9:26 AM

Derrick Rose insists that he didn't truly suggest suicide or having people harm themselves

'SORRY'. Derrick Rose regrets using the term 'kill yourself' towards his critics. Photo from the NBA

Coach Thibodeau sacking 'necessary,' says Timberwolves owner

Jan 07, 2019 - 11:13 AM

Minnesota Timberwolves deputy Ryan Saunders will assume the role of interim head coach for the rest of the season

UNDERPERFORMING. The Timberwolves haven’t performed up to its abilities under coach Tom Thibodeau, says team owner Glen Taylor. Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images/AFP

Timberwolves whip Lakers by 22, but still fire coach Thibodeau

Jan 07, 2019 - 9:38 AM

In an unexpected development, Minnesota fires head coach Tom Thibodeau just minutes after the Timberwolves' huge win over the Lakers

SACKED. After a reportedly long evaluation process, Minnesota fires coach Tom Thibodeau due to the team’s poor start and the Jimmy Butler fiasco. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

Undermanned Sixers hold off Suns, Celtics pounce on T'wolves

Jan 03, 2019 - 5:11 PM

Joel Embiid caps a 42-point display with a Sixers win as the Celtics also score behind Gordon Hayward's 35 points

HOT START. Joel Embiid unleashes 30 of his 42 points in the 1st half. Photo from NBA Twitter

Warriors scorch Suns, Spurs roll past Celtics

Jan 01, 2019 - 2:30 PM

The defending champion Warriors and the Spurs close out 2018 with huge victories

ONE-SIDED. Steph Curry and the Warriors easily ward off De’Anthony Melton and the Suns in the last NBA game of 2018. Photo from NBA Twitter

Mavs silence Thunder, Towns shines for Timberwolves

Dec 31, 2018 - 3:21 PM

Karl-Anthony Towns records a sensational stat line of 34 points, 18 rebounds, 7 assists, 3 steals and 6 blocks

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 07: Karl-Anthony Towns #32 of the Minnesota Timberwolves post up Tyson Chandler #5 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half at Staples Center on November 7, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Jimmy Butler heads to Philly as Sixers form new Big 3

Nov 11, 2018 - 8:07 AM

The deal gives Philadelphia a formidable looking Big 3 of Jimmy Butler, Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons

WISH GRANTED. The Minnesota Timberwolves grant Jimmy Butler’s trade request. Photo from AFP

LeBron, Lakers spoil Derrick Rose's 31-point effort

Nov 08, 2018 - 2:58 PM

LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers hang on to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves for their third straight win

GRITTY WIN. Los Angeles superstar LeBron James drives to the basket past Minnesota's Jimmy Butler in the thriller won by the Lakers. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Amid scoring highlights, defense keeps Warriors rolling

Nov 03, 2018 - 3:23 PM

'I thought our fourth-quarter defense was tremendous,' says Warriors coach Steve Kerr

FIRED UP. Everything's just clicking for Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors at both ends. Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr./Getty Images/AFP

Huge fourth-quarter surge lifts Warriors past Timberwolves

Nov 03, 2018 - 1:44 PM

The defending champions outscore the Timberwolves, 33-12, in the final 12 minutes as the Warriors streak to their seventh straight win

ON FIRE. Kevin Durant shoots perfect from the field in the 1st quarter on the way to a 33-point finish. Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr./Getty Images/AFP

Resurgent Rose turns back clock to score 50 against Jazz

Nov 01, 2018 - 1:09 PM

Beset by injuries since winning the MVP award, Derrick Rose flashes his old form and scores every way imaginable

EMOTIONAL. A tearyl Derrick Rose says his 50-point feat ‘means everything.’ Photo from the NBA

Kawhi drops 35 as Raptors match franchise-best 5-0 start

Oct 25, 2018 - 4:15 PM

The Toronto Raptors turn back the Minnesota Timberwolves behind Kawhi Leonard's season-high 35 points

SPARKPLUG. Kawhi Leonard tows the Toronto Raptors to their fifth straight victory. Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images/AFP

LOOK: Jimmy Butler booed then showered with 'MVP' chants

Oct 20, 2018 - 2:34 PM

The controversial star was greeted with both disapproval and admiration as the Timberwolves played at home for the first time in the 2018-2019 NBA season

WALKING THE TALK. Jimmy Butler leads the way for the Timberwolves with 33 points in a win over the Cleveland Cavaliers. File photo by Josh Lefkowitz/AFP/Getty Images


Clock’s ticking on T'wolves with Jimmy Butler trade request

Sep 23, 2018 - 10:50 AM

Playing just 59 games last season, Butler averaged 22.2 points, 5.3 rebounds and 4.9 assists for what could be his lone season with the Minnesota Timberwolves

Britain's Luol Deng to join Timberwolves for 15th NBA campaign

Sep 11, 2018 - 11:07 AM

Deng reunites with ex-Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau who has a roster of a team jokingly dubbed the "Timberbulls"

REUNION. Luol Deng of Great Britain (C) vies with Kobe Bryant of the USA (L) and Kevin Durant of the USA during their Olympic warm up game at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, north-west England on July 19, 2012. File Photo by Andrew Yates/AFP

Derrick Rose stays with Minnesota, Trevor Ariza leaves Houston

Jul 01, 2018 - 7:45 PM

Derrick Rose inks a one-year deal with the Timberwolves while Trveor Ariza ends a 4-year stint with the Rockets

VETERANS. Derrick Rose looks to provide quality minutes for the Minnesota Timberwolves while Trevor Ariza seeks to help the young Phoenix Suns. Rose photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images/AFP and Ariza photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Image/AFP


Harden hits heights as Rockets soar over Timberwolves

Apr 24, 2018 - 10:57 AM

(UPDATED) The win gives Houston a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven series and a chance to advance to the second round with a game 5 win

36 POINTS. James Harden helped the Rockets score 50 points in the 3rd quarter, which ultimately decided the game. File Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

Towns scores 56 points as Timberwolves inch toward playoff spot

Mar 29, 2018 - 12:15 PM

Towns's 56 points eclipses the club scoring record of 52 held by Mo Williams

MAGIC 50. Karl Anthony Towns is the 10th player to score 50 in a game this season which matches the NBA record for most players to score 50 in a single season. Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images/AFP

Houston Rockets set record, put celebration on hold

Mar 25, 2018 - 1:03 PM

The Houston Rockets clinch their franchise record 59th win

ON A ROLL. James Harden leads the Houston Rockets to a franchise record 59th win. File photo Tom Pennington/Getty Images/AFP


Boston Celtics book playoff berth

Mar 09, 2018 - 3:23 PM

The win over the Minnesota Timberwolves marks the earliest in a season that the Boston Celtics clinched a playoff berth since 2011

ALL-AROUND. Kyrie Irving flirts with triple-double and the Boston Celtics secure a spot in the playoffs. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP


'King' James rules as Cavs edge Timberwolves in overtime

Feb 08, 2018 - 4:24 PM

LeBron James ends the Cavaliers' losing streak in epic fashion

GAME-WINNER. LeBron James drains a buzzer-beating triple that proved to be the game-winner. Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Durant unloads triple-double as Warriors tame Timberwolves

Jan 26, 2018 - 6:29 PM

Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant scored 28, contributed 11 assists and pulled down 10 rebounds in a commanding display which also saw him link superbly with Stephen Curry

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Fournier leads Magic in stunning win over the Timberwolves

Jan 17, 2018 - 1:07 PM

The Magic has the worst record in the Eastern Conference

UPSET. Evan Fournier leads Magic with 32 points to stun the Timberwolves. File photo from Facebook

Jimmy Butler shines as Wolves send Thunder to third straight loss

Jan 11, 2018 - 1:21 PM

Paul George is the only other Thunder player in double figures with 13 points as Oklahoma City has lost 5 of their last 7 games

THUNDER SILENCED. Jimmy Butler finished with 26 points and 8 assists while Karl-Anthony Towns tallied 18 points and 12 assists in the Timberwolves’ win. File photo by Josh Lefkowitz/Getty Images/AFP

Isaiah Thomas fined $10K for clotheslining Andrew Wiggins

Jan 11, 2018 - 1:02 PM

Thomas' chop connects with Wiggins' throat, earning him a flagrant two foul and an ejection

FINED. Isaiah Thomas was fined after being ejected from the Cavs' game against the Timberwolves. File photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Timberwolves trounce Cavaliers, Thomas ejected

Jan 09, 2018 - 2:22 PM

The Cleveland Cavaliers fail to set a winning streak after their loss to the Boston Celtics

DEMOLITION. Andrew Wiggins led the Timberwolves with 25 points in their victory over the Cavaliers. Photo by Ronald Cortes/Getty Images/AFP

Celtics pull away late in win over Timberwolves

Jan 06, 2018 - 3:50 PM

'Tonight was one of those games where every last one of us from the starters to the guys coming in off the bench were ready,' says Marcus Smart

BENCH POINTS. Celtics reserves Marcus Smart and Terry Rozier combines for 32 points that helped the Celtics overcome the Timberwolves. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

Shabazz Napier leads dramatic second half comeback for Blazers over 76ers

Dec 29, 2017 - 4:48 PM

The Celtics weren't the only team which had to overcome a big deficit to win

NO QUIT. Shabazz Napier dished out one of the wildest assists of the season in a dramatic second-half comeback. File photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

Golden State Warriors dominate third quarter to thump Miami Heat

Dec 04, 2017 - 2:00 PM

Steph Curry scores 30 to close out the Warriors' dominant game

30. Curry finishes with 30 points as the Warriors improves to 3-0 on their current road trip. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Pelicans' Anthony Davis fined $25,000 after ejection

Dec 02, 2017 - 12:44 PM

Anthony Davis is fined for 'verbally abusing a game official and failing to leave the court in a timely manner following his ejection'

FIRST TIME. Anthony Davis picks up his first ejection for a heated moment with the referees. Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images North America/AFP