Nikola Pekovic

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Muhammad To Miss Rest Of Season For Timberwolves

Two people with knowledge of the situation tell The Associated Press that Minnesota Timberwolves forward Shabazz Muhammad needs season-ending surgery on the middle finger on his right hand. The Wolves and Muhammad learned of the need for surgery on Saturday. The people requested anonymity because an official announcement has not been made. Yahoo! Sports first reported the news.

02/21/2015

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2-9-15 The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee-PODCAST PAGE

Plenty of Grammy’s talk today along with Sid Hartman and Mike Max. Click the link above to listen

02/09/2015

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Parsons, Mavericks Roll Over Timberwolves, 98-75

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.

01/21/2015

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Wolves: Rubio’s Injury Far Worse Than High Ankle Sprain

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.

01/21/2015

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Muhammad Out At Least 2 Weeks With Oblique Strain

Just when the Minnesota Timberwolves appeared to be getting some good news on the injury front, they suffered another blow.

01/12/2015

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Cousins Lifts Sluggish Kings Over Wolves, 113-101

DeMarcus Cousins had 31 points and 18 rebounds to power the Sacramento Kings to a 113-101 victory over the short-handed Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday night.

11/22/2014

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Wolves’ Martin Out Indefinitely With Broken Wrist

Minnesota Timberwolves shooting guard Kevin Martin will be out indefinitely after fracturing his right wrist in a victory over the New York Knicks.

11/21/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: 11-19-14 The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee

A very busy HUMP DAY on the Morning News. Listen back to highlights by clicking the LINK ABOVE.

11/19/2014

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Pekovic To Miss At Least Next 3 Games With Injury

Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic will miss at least the next three games because of a sprained right wrist. Coach Flip Saunders made the announcement on Tuesday. Pekovic was injured last week against Dallas. He will not play in home games this week against the Knicks, Spurs and Kings. Saunders says Pekovic will be re-evaluated at the start of next week.

11/18/2014

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Timberwolves Dominate Bucks In 110-91 Win

Shabazz Muhammad had 19 points and Nikola Pekovic tallied 15 points and 13 rebounds as the Minnesota Timberwolves cruised past the Milwaukee Bucks 110-91 on Wednesday. Chase Budinger also scored 15 for the Timberwolves, who started the game on a 12-1 run and never trailed.

10/22/2014

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A New Era Begins In Minnesota Basketball

The Minnesota Timberwolves know the story. They know that no one expects them to be very good this season. After all, they just traded the face of their franchise and remade their core around some very dynamic and very young players.

10/21/2014

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Wolves Rest Pek At Camp, Aim To Keep Him Healthy

On the third day of training camp, the Minnesota Timberwolves went hard at each other as Nikola Pekovic watched from the baseline seats dressed in jogging pants and a T-shirt. The image immediately conjured concerns that the oft-injured big man was hurt again. In reality, it was just the opposite.

10/02/2014

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For MN’s Best Tattoo Shop

It’s not something reserved for sailors and bikers anymore. These days, more and more people are getting tattoos. So we wanted to know: Where’s the Best Tattoo Shop in Minnesota? Thousands of you voted and sent me to get some ink at Olde Town Tattoo in St. Cloud.

07/02/2014

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Afflalo Helps Rally Magic Past Timberwolves 100-92

Arron Afflalo scored 18 points and Tobias Harris and Maurice Harkless added 17 apiece to lead the Orlando Magic to a 100-92 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves. Rookie Victor Oladipo contributed 16 points and six assists to help Orlando snap a three-game losing streak. Kyle O’Quinn had 14 points and 13 rebounds.

04/05/2014

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Blake-less Clippers Beat Timberwolves 114-104

Darren Collison had 28 points and seven assists, and the Los Angeles Clippers didn’t miss a beat with Blake Griffin out with a back injury in a 114-104 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday night. Chris Paul had 22 points, nine assists and seven rebounds, and Matt Barnes scored 19 points for the Clippers (53-22). Griffin, the team’s leading scorer, warmed up before the game but wasn’t quite ready after being injured on Saturday night against Houston.

03/31/2014

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Love Shines In Timberwolves’ Win Over Lakers

Kevin Love had 22 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists for his second career triple-double and the Minnesota Timberwolves hammered the woeful Los Angeles Lakers 143-107 on Friday night.

03/28/2014

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Wolves’ Love Sidelined By Bruised Left Quadriceps

All-Star forward Kevin Love missed Minnesota’s game against Portland because of a bruised left quadriceps, and starting point guard Kevin Martin also was out Saturday night because of a broken left thumb that will sideline him indefinitely. Love limped noticeably a couple hours before the scheduled tipoff. He told reporters he took a knee from New Orleans’ Greg Steimsma on Friday night in Minnesota’s road loss. Before the injury was announced, Love — averaging 25.6 points and 13.3 rebounds — said he had no plans of skipping the All-Star game.

02/08/2014

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Love Out Against Thunder Because Of Stiff Neck

Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love isn’t playing against the Oklahoma City Thunder because of a stiff neck. The Timberwolves say Love hurt his neck in a hard fall during the fourth quarter of Minnesota’s win Tuesday over the Los Angeles Lakers. Minnesota coach Rick Adelman said Love had treatment before Wednesday’s game in an attempt to play. He was in the starting lineup given to media before the team announced he would be out.

02/05/2014

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Love, Timberwolves Hand Lakers 7th Straight Loss

Kevin Love had 31 points and 17 rebounds for Minnesota, spoiling Steve Nash’s return for languishing Los Angeles and leading the Timberwolves to a 109-99 victory Tuesday night that stuck the Lakers with their seventh straight defeat.

02/04/2014

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With Pekovic Gone, Wolves In Pain

Nikola Pekovic was no longer wearing a walking boot on his injured ankle at Monday’s practice, but Minnesota Timberwolves coach Rick Adelman still says he has “no clue” when his big man might return. One thing is clear: they need him back as soon as possible. Kevin Love was almost unstoppable Saturday night with 43 points and 19 rebounds, but that wasn’t enough to pull off a win.

02/03/2014

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Pekovic Out Of Boot, But No Sign Yet Of Return

The boot on Nikola Pekovic’s injured right ankle has been removed. There’s no sign yet of his return to the Minnesota Timberwolves, though.

02/03/2014

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Love Carries Wolves Past Pelicans, 88-77

Kevin Love had 30 points and 14 rebounds to finally carry the Minnesota Timberwolves over the .500 mark with an 88-77 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday night.

01/29/2014

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Wolves Lose Pekovic For A While With Ankle Injury

The Minnesota Timberwolves will be without center Nikola Pekovic for a while.

01/28/2014

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Wolves Stump For Pekovic To Make All-Star Team

The idea of Nikola Pekovic making the Western Conference All-Star team is music to the Minnesota Timberwolves’ ears. The Wolves have started a campaign to get their big center into his first All-Star game. The Wolves sent out a vinyl album featuring the “Bruise Brothers.”

01/27/2014

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Love Leads Timberwolves To 112-97 Win Over Jazz

Kevin Love had 19 points, 13 rebounds and eight assists to help the Minnesota Timberwolves run past Utah 112-97 on Tuesday night and sweep a home-and-home set with the Jazz.

01/21/2014

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