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Timberwolves’ Thad Young Out After Mother’s Death

Minnesota Timberwolves forward Thaddeus Young will miss at least the next two games because of his mother’s death. The Timberwolves said Friday that Lulu Hall died on Thursday.

11/14/2014

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Howard Scores 22, Rockets Beat Timberwolves In Mexico

Feeling better after missing his first game of the season because of a flu-like virus, Dwight Howard promised to put on a show for his Mexican fans. And he delivered. Howard, who missed Saturday’s game against the Golden State Warriors, had 22 points and 10 rebounds Wednesday as the Houston Rockets beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 113-101 at Arena Ciudad de Mexico in the first regular-season game played south of the border since 1997.

11/13/2014

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Rockets, Timberwolves To Try For Mexico Game Again

The Minnesota Timberwolves will make their second attempt to play a regular-season game in Mexico City, after last year’s game with the San Antonio Spurs was canceled because of smoke inside Mexico City Arena.

11/11/2014

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Ankle Injury Benches Rubio Indefinitely

The Timberwolves announced point guard Ricky Rubio is out indefinitely due to an ankle injury. A MRI taken Saturday showed the injury was a significant sprain.

11/08/2014

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Magic Top Timberwolves 112-103 In Overtime

Looking for their first home win of the season, the Orlando Magic got a big lift from a pair of rookies. Aaron Gordon had six of his 17 points in overtime, and the Magic beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 112-103 on Friday night. “This is why they drafted me,” said Gordon, a 19-year-old reserve forward who also had six rebounds. “They know what I can do. My number was called and I was ready to go. I don’t want to hear about (age). That would be a crutch, and I don’t want any part of it.”

11/07/2014

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Ricky Rubio Sprains Ankle Against Magic

Ricky Rubio has left the Minnesota Timberwolves’ game at Orlando with a sprained left ankle. The 24-year-old Rubio was helped off the floor and taken to the locker room for X-rays after landing awkwardly with 2:28 remaining in the second quarter. The point guard had drawn a foul on a drive to the basket.

11/07/2014

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Timberwolves Score Last 9 Points, Beat Nets 98-91

Nikola Pekovic converted a tiebreaking three-point play with 48 seconds left, and the Minnesota Timberwolves scored the final nine points of the game to beat the Brooklyn Nets 98-91 on Wednesday night.

11/05/2014

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Thaddeus Young Passes Concussion Tests

Minnesota Timberwolves forward Thaddeus Young has passed concussions tests and returned to practice after a scary collision with Chicago Bulls guard Jimmy Butler on Saturday night. Young took an inadvertent elbow to the head from Butler shortly before halftime on Saturday. He remained down on the court for more than 10 minutes while Timberwolves medical staff tended to him and was unable to finish the game.

11/03/2014

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Timberwolves’ Martin Fined $15K For Crude Gesture

The NBA has fined Minnesota Timberwolves guard Kevin Martin $15,000 for what the league called an “obscene gesture” during the fourth quarter against the Chicago Bulls. The league announced the fine Monday. The gesture came after Martin hit a 3-pointer with just over 90 seconds to play in the game Saturday night. As he headed back to the other end of the court, Martin cupped his hands and held them just below his waist.

11/03/2014

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Butler’s Free Throws Lift Bulls Over Wolves

Jimmy Butler made a surprise return to the starting lineup and hit two free throws with 0.2 seconds left to help the Chicago Bulls weather another absence from star guard Derrick Rose in a 106-105 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday night.

11/01/2014

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Rose out for Bulls after tweaking ankle

Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose is out for the game against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday night, one day after leaving the game against Cleveland with a sprained left ankle.

11/01/2014

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Rubio Talks Put Saunders In Interesting Position

Talks were tense and tempers flared as the Minnesota Timberwolves and Ricky Rubio’s representatives tried to hammer out a contract extension before the Friday deadline, which isn’t all that uncommon with the kind of big-money deal Rubio received in the end.

11/01/2014

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Wolves Give Rubio 4-Year, $56M Deal

The clock was ticking down toward the deadline for reaching agreement on an extension of his rookie contract, and just like he does on the court for the Minnesota Timberwolves, Ricky Rubio took charge.

10/31/2014

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Young, Wolves Hold Off Pistons 97-91

Thaddeus Young scored 19 points and hit a big 3-pointer with 90 seconds to play to lift the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 97-91 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Thursday night. Nikola Pekovic had 17 points and 10 rebounds, and Ricky Rubio added 11 points, eight assists and seven boards for the Timberwolves in their home opener. Caron Butler scored 24 points and D.J. Augustin had 20 points and six assists for the Pistons, who have opened the season with two straight losses on the road under first-year coach Stan Van Gundy.

10/30/2014

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Did A Timberwolves Exec Take A Shot At Kevin Love?

Timberwolves officials and staff spent time Thursday morning getting fans excited for the season ahead, offering free breakfast and coffee for those in downtown Minneapolis. One team executive may have also taken a shot at Kevin Love on WCCO This Morning.

10/30/2014

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