Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Mo Williams has been named the NBA’s Western Conference Player of the Week. The league made the announcement Monday.
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.
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.
Goran Dragic scored 21 points, Gerald Green added 19 and the Phoenix Suns sent the Minnesota Timberwolves back to their losing ways with a 110-99 victory on Friday night.
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.
The Minnesota Timberwolves have now lost 15 games in a row. The latest loss came Saturday night to the San Antonio Spurs, 108 to 93. Minnesota plays again Tuesday night against the Pacers.
Austin Daye scored a season-high 22 points and had 10 rebounds to help the San Antonio Spurs hand the Minnesota Timberwolves their 15th straight loss, 108-93 on Saturday night. Patty Mills scored 19 points and Tim Duncan added 13 points and six rebounds in 20 minutes for the Spurs (23-15), who were missing Manu Ginobili and Marco Belinelli with injuries.
Brandon Knight scored 14 points, O.J. Mayo and John Henson each had 12, and the Milwaukee Bucks handed the Minnesota Timberwolves their 14th straight loss, 98-84 on Friday night.
The Minnesota Timberwolves announced Thursday they’ve signed center Miroslav Raduljica to a 10-day contract. Raduljica was not selected in the 2010 NBA Draft, but was signed by the Milwaukee Bucks in July 2013.
Gorgui Dieng tied a career high with 22 points and grabbed 12 rebounds and Shabazz Muhammad added 19 points and six boards for Minnesota. The Timberwolves shot just 43 percent and have not won since Dec. 10 while playing without Ricky Rubio, Nikola Pekovic and Kevin Martin.
The NBA announced Monday that Andrew Wiggins has been named the Western Conference Rookie of the Month for December. It’s the first time a Timberwolves player has won the honor twice in the same season. Wiggins also got It in November.
The Minnesota Timberwolves announced Monday afternoon that head coach Flip Saunders will miss the team’s game against the Denver Nuggets due to an illness.
Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. Tuesday online and at the Target Center box office as Kevin Love prepares to make his return to Minneapolis for the first time since being traded to Cleveland in the offseason
Trey Burke bounced back from a horrendous shooting night to score a season-high 28 points and the Utah Jazz handed the Minnesota Timberwolves their 11th straight loss with a 101-89 victory on Saturday night.
Rudy Gay had 21 points, six rebounds and five assists, and the struggling Sacramento Kings handed the Minnesota Timberwolves their 10th straight loss with a 110-107 victory on Thursday night. DeMarcus Cousins had 19 points and seven rebounds after being ejected one night earlier, and the Kings shot 54 percent while each of their starters scored in double figures.