Monta Ellis scored 23 points and the Dallas Mavericks won their first game without injured point guard Rajon Rondo, beating Minnesota 100-94 Monday night in the first game in nearly three months for Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio.
Minnesota Timberwolves coach Flip Saunders said before the team’s game at Dallas Monday night that Ricky Rubio will be in the lineup.
Minnesota fans did not show very much love to former Timberwolves play Kevin Love Saturday night. The former Timberwolves forward returned to the Target Center for the first time since switching to the Cleveland Cavaliers.
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.
Michael Carter-Williams had a triple-double with 17 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to a 103-94 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night in a matchup of two of the league’s worst teams.
Kevin Love says he isn’t expecting a warm welcome when he plays in Minnesota for the first time since he was traded to Cleveland. The Cavaliers visit the Timberwolves on Saturday night. Love says he expects to hear plenty of boos.
Former Timberwolves star Kevin Love is returning to Target Center Saturday night for the first time since being traded to Cleveland in the offseason. But you wouldn’t know it from a video the team posted on its web site Thursday.
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.
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.
The Minnesota Timberwolves signed guard Lorenzo Brown to a 10-day contract on Wednesday, team officials announced.
The Minnesota Timberwolves announced Wednesday they’ll have four players representing the team in the Rising Stars Challenge as part of the NBA’s All-Star Weekend in February.
The Minnesota Timberwolves announced Tuesday that rookie guard Zach LaVine will represent the team in the 2015 Sprite Slam Dunk contest as part of the NBA’s All-Star weekend.
The Minnesota Timberwolves announced Tuesday that hip hop group Naughty By Nature will perform at Saturday night’s game against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Target Center.
Russell Westbrook scored 18 points, Serge Ibaka added 13 points and a season-high 19 rebounds, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 92-84 on Monday night without the injured Kevin Durant.
The Minnesota Timberwolves announced Sunday night that Robbie Hummel is out indefinitely after suffering a hand injury in the team’s loss at Atlanta.
Paul Millsap scored 20 points and Al Horford added 19 to lead Eastern Conference-leading Atlanta to a 112-100 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday night, extending the Hawks’ franchise record with their 16th straight win.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.