Basketball

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Minnesota’s Zahui B. Does It Again; 27 Points, 27 Boards

Amanda Zahui B. scored 27 and grabbed 27 rebounds to help Minnesota beat Michigan 91-88 in double overtime Saturday. That gives her 66 points and 56 rebounds in the last two games combined. It’s the most boards over a two-game stretch since 1999-00 according to STATS.

02/21/2015

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Wolves Ticket Demand Explodes With KG’s Return

By the reaction of Minnesota Timberwolves fans at Hubert’s next to the Target Center in downtown Minneapolis, you would have thought the Kevin Garnett of “old” was coming back. Not the 38-year-old KG. “I grew up watching him play and I met him a couple times,” fan Antonio Benavides said. “I’m excited. I’m beyond excited, I’m so happy.”

02/19/2015

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AP Source: Garnett Agrees To Return To Timberwolves

The Timberwolves and Brooklyn Nets are discussing a deal that would bring Kevin Garnett back to Minnesota, the place where his brilliant career began and to the franchise that he put on the map.

02/19/2015

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The High Cost Of Competitive Pre-H.S. Sports

Competitive sports are starting earlier and costing more than ever. So, we’re taking a look at how much families are really paying to play in some of the most popular sports.

02/16/2015

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Podcast Page: 2/16/15 The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee

A President’s Day edition of The Morning News. Click the link above to visit Dave Lee’s Podcast Page.

02/16/2015

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Andrew Wiggins’ Sisters Have Basketball Dreams Of Their Own

When your dad played in the NBA, your mom was an Olympic sprinter and your big brother’s the number-one pick in the NBA draft — it sets you up for the understatement of the year. “I think we’ve got good genes,” Angelica Wiggins said. “Really good genes.” Her sister, Taya Wiggins, agrees.

02/13/2015

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Minnesota’s Zahui B On Top 20 List For National Award

Minnesota sophomore Amanda Zahui B. (ZOW-ee bee) is one of the top 20 late-season finalists for the John R. Wooden Award, given to the player of the year for college women’s basketball. She’s one of three Big Ten players on the list, determined by a panel of media members and announced Friday.

02/13/2015

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LeBron Makes Love A Winner In Return To Minnesota, 106-90

LeBron James scored 16 of his 36 points in the fourth quarter to win a stirring duel with rookie Andrew Wiggins, leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 106-90 victory over the Timberwolves in Kevin Love’s first game back in Minnesota since he was traded. James kicked things into gear in the final nine minutes. He scored 13 straight points for the Cavs, who have won 10 straight.

01/31/2015

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AP Source: Rubio To Return Monday Against Dallas

Ricky Rubio is one game away from returning to the Minnesota Timberwolves. Rubio has been cleared to play on Monday against the Dallas Mavericks, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Saturday.

01/31/2015

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High School Sports Rally: Jan. 30, 2015

Basketball and hockey conference titles are being decided this week.

01/30/2015

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1-30-15 Podcast Page – The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee

A Super Themed Friday show with Dave and the gang, click the link above to listen to something you may have missed!

01/30/2015

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Martin’s Return Sparks Timberwolves Over Celtics, 110-98

Kevin Martin scored 21 points in his first game in more than two months and Gorgui Dieng added 16 points and 14 rebounds to lift the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 110-98 victory over the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night. Zach LaVine added 17 points and six assists and Martin scored nine straight points during a crucial stretch of the fourth quarter to help the Timberwolves (8-38) snap a 10-game losing streak at Target Center.

01/28/2015

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Kevin Martin Returns To Wolves After 34-Game Absence

Kevin Martin has returned to the lineup for the Minnesota Timberwolves after missing the previous 34 games with a fractured right wrist. Martin was activated on Wednesday night against the Boston Celtics. The Timberwolves initially ruled him out on Tuesday, but Martin felt good enough after a workout on Wednesday morning to play.

01/28/2015

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Davis, Pelicans Grind Out Win Over Timberwolves, 92-84

A Newly minted All-Star starter Anthony Davis had 21 points and 12 rebounds to help the New Orleans Pelicans avoid what would have been another ugly road loss with a 92-84 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night. Eric Gordon scored 20 points and the Pelicans (22-21) shot 50 percent from the field to move over .500 for the first time since Jan. 2. New Orleans has won two in a row for the first time in more than a month.

01/23/2015

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Minnesota Adds Auburn Transfer, Former DeLaSalle Standout

The Minnesota women’s basketball team has added another in-state player. Sophomore guard Allina Starr has decided to transfer from Auburn.

01/22/2015

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Parsons, Mavericks Roll Over Timberwolves, 98-75

Chandler Parsons scored 22 points, and the Dallas Mavericks hit 11 3-pointers while cruising to a 98-75 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night. Parsons hit 9 of 13 shots and Dirk Nowitzki added 16 points and nine rebounds in 26 minutes for the Mavericks (30-13), who crept in front of idle Houston (29-13) for sole possession of fourth place in the demanding Western Conference.

01/21/2015

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Wolves: Rubio’s Injury Far Worse Than High Ankle Sprain

As the losses have mounted for the Minnesota Timberwolves, injured point guard Ricky Rubio has never been missed more. It has been almost 11 weeks since he went down with a severely sprained left ankle, and the length of his recovery has drawn impatience from a fan base desperate to see Rubio throw lob passes to Andrew Wiggins.

01/21/2015

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Podcast Page: The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee 1-21-15

John Kline reacts to the State Of the Union address and other highlights from a HUMP DAY can be found by clicking the link above.

01/21/2015

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Hornets Beat Timberwolves 105-80 In Jefferson’s Return

Gerald Henderson scored 17 points, Brian Roberts added 16 and the Hornets defeated the Timberwolves 105-80 on Monday — their seventh win in eight games. Charlotte’s Al Jefferson returned after a nine-game absence due to a groin injury. He had eight points and five rebounds in his 25 minutes off the bench.

01/19/2015

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Hornets’ Walker To Sit Out Again Against Timberwolves

Hornets point guard Kemba Walker will miss his second straight game because of a cyst on his left knee. Brian Roberts will start in his place Monday against the Minnesota Timberwolves in a rare weekday afternoon game Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

01/19/2015

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Wiggins Scores 31 As Timberwolves Beat Nuggets 113-105

Andrew Wiggins scored a career-high 31 points and Robbie Hummel had two big tip-in baskets in the fourth quarter, helping the Minnesota Timberwolves hold off the Denver Nuggets 113-105 on Saturday night. The rookie out of Kansas was 11 of 17 from the floor, including four 3-pointers, as Minnesota improved to 4-16 on the road this season.

01/17/2015

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With 31 Points, Hollins Leads Minnesota Past Rutgers 89-80

Andre Hollins spun around after swishing a 3-pointer on the second straight possession, flashing a wide smile as he held up three fingers next to his forehead.

01/17/2015

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Bjorn Broman Is State’s Leading Scorer – By A Long Shot

He’s the state’s leading scorer and it’s not even close. Bjorn Broman is averaging 50 — 50 points a game — this season. “I just want to get wins,” Broman said. “And whatever my role is on the team, I’ll do.”

01/16/2015

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Teen Plays 1st Varsity Game Before Heart Surgery

A dream came true Tuesday night for a basketball player who has inspired her classmates with her passion for the sport.

01/13/2015

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Mo Williams Scores 52, Wolves Top Pacers To End 15-Game Skid

Mo Williams scored a career-high 52 points, most in the NBA this season, and the Minnesota Timberwolves snapped a 15-game losing streak with a 110-101 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday night. Williams made six 3-pointers, including one that gave Minnesota a 102-96 lead. Andrew Wiggins added 20 points and Gorgui Dieng had 10 for the Timberwolves (6-31), who won for the first time since beating Portland 90-82 on Dec. 10.

01/13/2015

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