Derrick Williams spent two full seasons and 16 games of this year trying to find a place for himself with the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Anze Kopitar and Jeff Carter scored shootout goals for the Los Angeles Kings, who rallied to beat the Minnesota Wild 3-2 on Thursday night in the season opener for both teams.
The Minnesota Wild will start their season at home against Los Angeles on a Thursday night, Oct. 3.
Kevin Love had 23 points and an NBA season-high 24 rebounds to help the Minnesota Timberwolves stop a five-game losing streak by beating the Sacramento Kings 97-89 on Tuesday night.
The Minnesota Timberwolves will start the 2012-13 season at home against the Sacramento Kings on Nov. 2.
The headlines are not good for the National Hockey League.
Marcus Thornton scored 24 points and the Sacramento Kings used a strong second half to beat the slumping Minnesota Timberwolves 115-99 on Sunday night.
Kevin Love had 33 points and 11 rebounds and Luke Ridnour added 25 points and nine assists to lead the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 99-86 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Monday night.
Matt Hackett has played in only two NHL games, and already he’s showing the poise and confidence of a veteran.