Kevin Durant Scores 15 In Return From Injury For ThunderThe shoulder shimmy at the free throw line, the one-legged runners in the lane, the silky smooth 3-pointers from the top of the arc. It's been eight long months since Kevin Durant has been able to put those otherworldly skills on display in an NBA game.
Fowles, Lynx Pull Out Tense Game 2 To Even WNBA Finals 1-1Sylvia Fowles had 21 points and nine rebounds and the Minnesota Lynx evened the best-of-five WNBA Finals at one game apiece with a 77-71 victory over the Indiana Fever on Tuesday night. Fowles made 10 of 13 shots and Maya Moore added 19 points and eight boards for the Lynx, who are looking for their third championship in the last five years.
Lynx, Fever Meet In Rematch Of 2012 WNBA FinalsThe Minnesota Lynx and Indiana Fever are meeting in a rematch of the 2012 WNBA Finals. Just like three years ago, the Maya Moore and the Lynx enter the series as favorites. Just like three years ago, Tamika Catchings and the Fever have no plans to back down.
Lynx Focused On Winning Title, Not Revenge On FeverMinnesota Lynx head coach Cheryl Reeve and Timberwolves' interim head coach Sam Mitchell chatted as their practices overlapped Thursday. It was a good problem to have because it means the Lynx are in the finals. "No matter what, it's just one more opponent we're getting ready for. This is it, and this is where we were trying to get to and we're here," Reeve said.
Moore's 19 Points Lead Lynx Past Mercury 67-60Maya Moore scored 19 points and Rebekkah Brunson had a franchise playoff-record 19 rebounds to lead the Minnesota Lynx to a 67-60 victory over the Phoenix Mercury in the opener of the Western Conference finals Thursday night. Seimone Augustus added 14 points for Minnesota, which trailed early, but used a big second quarter run to take over the game and led throughout the second half.
Wolves Add Assistant Coach, Promote Calvin BoothThe Minnesota Timberwolves have promoted Calvin Booth to director of player personnel and added assistant coach Bryan Gates to the coaching staff. The Timberwolves announced the moves Wednesday. Booth joined the Timberwolves two years ago as director of player programs.
Lynx, Mercury Renew Rivalry In Western Conference FinalsTempers have flared. Trash has been talked. Glares have been exchanged. The Phoenix Mercury and Minnesota Lynx have met in the playoffs so often over the years that it's only natural that a rivalry has developed. Round 4 begins Thursday night, when the Lynx host the Mercury in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals.
AP Source: Timberwolves Buyout Anthony Bennett For $3.6MAnthony Bennett is on the move again. A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that the Minnesota Timberwolves have reached agreement on terms on a $3.6 million buyout with the former No. 1 overall pick.
Kylie's Kids: Hamza's Battles Tumor With Dreams Of BasketballSo many kids dream of being a professional athlete when they grow up. This week's Kylies Kid has that dream and some pretty sweet moves to back it up.
Kander Comes To Minnesota To Work Magic With WolvesArnie Kander was retired. The well-respected physical therapist and strength coach had called it a career and was assimilating to his first summer out of the NBA in nearly a quarter century.
Tyus Jones Makes Surprise Visit To Apple Valley Alma MaterStudents attending a leadership conference in Apple Valley had quite the surprise Wednesday when a local NBA star stopped by. Tyus Jones is no stranger to Apple Valley High School. He graduated from there two years ago before becoming a NCAA Champion and Timberwolves rookie. He told students how hard work and a support team of family and friends helped him pursue his dream of going to the NBA.
Reality Check: Minnesota's Sports Facilities Building BoomMinnesota's new major league soccer franchise may be closing in on a location for its new home: a privately-financed $150 million, 20,000 seat soccer stadium in St. Paul or Minneapolis.