Austin Daye scored 12 points to help the Toronto Raptors win a sloppy preseason game against the Minnesota Timberwolves, 104-97 on Saturday night. Tyler Hansbrough was the only other Raptor in double figures with 11. The Raptors shot 50 percent to overcome 35 fouls and three technicals for delay of game, which is a point of emphasis with officials this season. Kevin Love had 28 points and 11 rebounds in 28 minutes for the Timberwolves. But the Wolves shot just 35 percent and lost despite forcing 26 turnovers and going to the foul line for 50 shots. They missed 15 free throws.
Kevin Love had 20 points and nine rebounds to lead the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 101-89 preseason victory over the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday night. Nikola Pekovic had 12 points and eight rebounds for the Timberwolves and J.J. Barea added 12 points.
Minnesota Timberwolves stars Kevin Love and Ricky Rubio are the latest local sports figures to pick up the tab on Lynx playoff tickets. Love and Rubio teamed to purchase 500 tickets for Game 2 of the WNBA Finals, given away for free to fans on a first-come, first-served basis over the phone on Monday morning.
Kevin Love showed up for the start of Minnesota Timberwolves training camp eager to put last season behind him, and it’s hard to blame him. Love played in only 18 games last season because of a right hand that was broken twice and a minor knee injury. Some fans turned on him as well, so Love threw himself into a rigorous training regimen this summer and comes back with something to prove. Love showed up with a chiseled frame and ready to reclaim his spot as the league’s best power forward.
Minnesota Timberwolves forward Chase Budinger will be out indefinitely to have surgery on his injured left knee. The Timberwolves announced the news Friday, three days before the team is set to open training camp.
Kevin Martin learned a lot in his one year in Oklahoma City, about playing for a contender, about using team defensive principles to account for individual weaknesses and about tailoring his game to what’s needed from him. The simplest truth turned out to be the most important to him — life is a whole lot easier playing alongside a couple of stars like Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook. Now he’s hoping Kevin Love and Ricky Rubio will have the same effect in Minnesota. “After playing with Kevin Durant and Russell, I wasn’t going to another team without a superstar,” Martin said on Saturday. “It just elevates your game and makes your life a lot easier.
Century Community College left-handed ace Jared Dettman, who is pitching in the Junior College World series, should get drafted for a second time next week. Cedar Rapids Kernels’ manager Jake Mauer sees some similarities between first-round prospect Byron Buxton and his brother – the Twins’ Joe Mauer. The Timberwolves are concerned about Kevin Love’s conditioning since his injury ended his season.
To no one’s surprise, the Minnesota Timberwolves were unlucky in the NBA lottery once again. The Wolves finished with the No. 9 pick in the league’s annual draft lottery on Tuesday night.
Timberwolves Vice President and GM Flip Saunders called in on the WCCO Morning News with Dave Lee on Tuesday to preview the NBA draft lottery.
The Minnesota Timberwolves announced Thursday that forward Kevin Love will represent the team at the NBA Draft lottery next week. The lottery will be held at 7 p.m. next Tuesday, May 21, in New York City. The Timberwolves are currently slotted to pick ninth overall in the first round.
Flip Saunders was announced as the new president of basketball operations for the Minnesota Timberwolves last week. He’s returning to familiar grounds, and to a boss that once fired him.
Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love calls this a wasted season for him. And now he’s vowing to come back stronger than ever after injuries limited him to 18 games in what was supposed to be a big year for him and the Wolves.
Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love will have arthroscopic surgery on his left knee, ending any small chance of him finishing an injury-filled season on the court.
Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love met with a specialist on Wednesday to examine his surgically repaired right hand, and it doesn’t appear the former All-Star will be ready to hit the court anytime soon.
Ty Lawson matched his season high with 32 points, including 14 in the fourth quarter, and the Denver Nuggets beat the injury-depleted Minnesota Timberwolves 111-88 Saturday night to stretch their home winning streak to 13 games, their longest in 14 years.