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Life Is Good For Lynx Assistant Coach Jim Peterson

Jim Petersen grew up in St. Louis Park, and grew into a 6-foot-11-inch frame. Basketball was an obvious calling, and it still is because he loves this game — and the game seems to love him back.

05/23/2015

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Keidel: LeBron James Vs. Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan, his eminence, excellence, and the exemplar of modern basketball, is the unquestioned king. But can King James leave the game with just one more jewel in his crown?

05/22/2015

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Top 5 Wildest Sports Callers Of The Week: May 18th-May 22nd

The Top 5 Sports Callers of the week is a weekly installment from CBS Local Sports that will bring you the wildest callers from across the nation.

05/22/2015

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Wolves Finally Come Out On Top After Heartache, Bad Luck

His voice cracking and tears welling in his eyes, Flip Saunders pointed to the sky about 20 minutes after the Minnesota Timberwolves — the franchise that has been down on its luck for most of the past 25 years — won the draft lottery to get the No. 1 overall selection.

05/20/2015

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Sunday In Sports: The Top Five Sports Stories

Here’s your break down of all of the great sports action from another busy Sunday in the sports world.

05/17/2015

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Michael Jordan Could Still Beat LeBron James?

A new poll says that 34% of NBA fans think MJ could beat Lebron right now in one-on-one.

05/15/2015

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5 Best Sports Celebration Imitations

Aaron Rodgers won celebrity Jeopardy last night and Alex Trebek did his version of the discount double check on the show.

05/13/2015

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Top 5 Wildest Sports Callers Of The Week: May 4th-May 8th

The Top 5 Sports Callers of the week is a weekly installment from CBS Local Sports that will bring you the wildest callers from across the nation.

05/08/2015

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Flip Saunders: ‘I’m The Coach Until I Say I’m Not’

Flip Saunders, Minnesota Timberwolves president of basketball operations, says he will also serve as the team’s coach “until I feel we need to move in a different direction.”

04/20/2015

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NBA Playoffs: Eastern Conference First Round Preview

The Eastern Conference seems far less interesting than the West, but still some intriguing match-ups in play.

04/17/2015

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KG’s Return Was A Highlight, His Finish A Bummer For Wolves

February was winding down and the Minnesota Timberwolves were slogging through another terrible season, their worn out fan base’s eyes glazing over as player after player was lost to injury. Then, a 7-foot long adrenaline shot right to the heart.

04/16/2015

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Kelly Leads Lakers Past Timberwolves 106-98

While other NBA teams are getting ready to play for all the marbles, fans of the lottery-bound Los Angeles Lakers and Minnesota Timberwolves have their minds on ping pong balls and the draft lottery on May 19.

04/11/2015

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Kings Hold Off Timberwolves Behind Casspi

Omri Casspi’s playing time has increased since George Karl took over as Sacramento’s coach during the All-Star break. Casspi’s production is picking up, too.

04/08/2015

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Timberwolves Pitch Washington Teen On Fandom

A Seattle teen got the treatment most fans would dream of tonight at the Minnesota Timberwolves game. Sixteen-year-old Connor Urcuyo lost his hometown team when the Seattle Sonics moved to Oklahoma.

04/03/2015

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New Wolves, Lynx Practice Facility Nearing Completion

Construction is almost done on the new practice facility for the Timberwolves and Lynx. If you drive by, you’ll see scaffolding is still up across the street from Target Center at the building formally known as Block E.

04/03/2015

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Ranking The Potential NBA 1st Round Match-Ups

Three weeks left in the regular season, and the NBA playoff picture is starting to shape up. With that in mind let’s look at the potential first round match-ups and rank them from least interesting to most.

03/26/2015

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Laettner Returns To Coach Timberwolves Youth Clinics

Former Minnesota Timberwolf Christian Laettner is back in Minnesota this weekend. Laettner will be featured at two youth clinics hosted by the Minnesota Timberwolves Basketball Academy on Saturday.

03/21/2015

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Wolves Edge Knicks In OT Matchup Of NBA’s Biggest Losers

Zach LaVine made the tying and go-ahead free throws with 10.7 seconds left and scored six of his 20 points in overtime as the Minnesota Timberwolves outlasted the New York Knicks 95-92 on Thursday night in a matchup of the NBA’s biggest losers. Minnesota (15-53) ended a six-game losing streak and snapped a tie with the Knicks (14-54) for the NBA’s worst record. New York can still win for losing, and now has pole position in the race for the No. 1 draft pick.

03/19/2015

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DeRozan Scores 21, Raptors Beat Timberwolves 105-100

Jonas Valanciunas had 15 points and 15 rebounds, DeMar DeRozan scored 21 and the Toronto Raptors won their 11th straight home game over Minnesota, beating the short-handed Timberwolves 105-100 on Wednesday night. Terrence Ross added 15 points and Patrick Patterson had 14 as the Raptors won for the third time in five games.

03/18/2015

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Timberwolves Gain New Fan Through Reddit

It appears the Minnesota Timberwolves have a new fan. Sixteen-year-old Connor sent a letter to all 30 NBA teams asking which team he should be a fan of.

03/10/2015

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Redick, Jordan Lead Short-Handed Clippers Past Wolves, 89-76

Chris Paul could barely get up and down the court without limping on his injured knee, let alone get to the rim. He could only play a supporting role in the Clippers’ latest win as a playmaker — and it turns out CP3 is pretty good at that.

03/10/2015

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Timberwolves Waive Forward Robinson, Claim Center Hamilton

The Minnesota Timberwolves have waived forward Glenn Robinson III to make room for center Justin Hamilton. The Wolves claimed Hamilton off waivers Thursday. The 24-year-old Hamilton appeared in 24 games for the Miami Heat this season, averaging 2.8 points and 2.0 rebounds.

03/05/2015

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Clippers Outlast Timberwolves 110-105 Despite Triple Double From Rubio

Chris Paul had 26 points and 14 assists, and the Los Angeles Clippers allowed only one field goal in the fourth quarter to outlast the Minnesota Timberwolves for a 110-105 victory Monday night.

03/02/2015

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Pekovic Out For Wolves Against Clippers

Minnesota Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic did not play against the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday night because of a sore right ankle that has bothered him for the last two years.

03/02/2015

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Bulls’ Gasol Out For Timberwolves Game With Illness

All-Star forward Pau Gasol is out for Friday’s game against the Minnesota Timberwolves because of an illness, leaving the Chicago Bulls without two of their top players.

02/27/2015

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