Mitchell Expects Rubio To Play Tuesday Vs. OrlandoMinnesota Timberwolves coach Sam Mitchell says he expects point guard Ricky Rubio to return from a two-game absence on Tuesday night against Orlando. Rubio missed the previous two games with a sore left ankle, the same one that was surgically repaired in the offseason.
Timberwolves Win 3rd Straight, 112-101 Over PistonsNikola Pekovic scored 29 points and Kevin Martin added 24 to lift Minnesota to its third straight victory, 112-101 over the sluggish Detroit Pistons on Sunday night. The Timberwolves had not even won back-to-back games this season until this recent run.
Mavs Win 100-94 Without Rondo In Rubio's Return To WolvesMonta 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.
Millsap, Horford Lead Hawks Past Timberwolves 112-100Paul 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.
Afflalo, Nuggets Hand Timberwolves 12th Straight LossGorgui 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.
Timberwolves' Turiaf To Have Hip SurgeryThe Minnesota Timberwolves announced Sunday that forward Ronny Turiaf will have arthroscopic hip surgery this week and will be sidelined indefinitely.
Injuries, Trade Rumors Leave Timberwolves Season UncertainNikolai Pekovic did not practice Tuesday and will not play Wednesday with an ankle injury. Kevin Martin is out indefinitely with a broken thumb. Between injuries and a 25-28 record heading into the All-Star break, the future is very uncertain for the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Martin's Shot Lifts Wolves Over Warriors, 121-120The streak that has haunted Minnesota all season is finally over. After losing 11 straight games decided by four points or less, the Timberwolves wouldn't let another opportunity slip away.
Pekovic Making His Move In MinnesotaIt took some time for the Montenegrin train to get rolling. Nikola Pekovic spent the first month of the season trying to find his way after signing a monster contract this summer. The big center had to adjust to Kevin Love's return from injury and Kevin Martin's addition in free agency.
Clippers Beat Wolves 120-116 In OT The situation looked bleak at best for the coach Doc Rivers' Clippers — down by four points with 18 seconds left in the fourth quarter. Then a couple of defensive stops, a huge turnover by Minnesota's Kevin Martin, and two clutch baskets by Jamal Crawford forced overtime.
Timberwolves' Budinger Out Indefinitely With Knee InjuryMinnesota Timberwolves forward Chase Budinger will be out indefinitely to have surgery on his injured left knee. The Timberwolves announced the news Friday, three days before the team is set to open training camp.
Timberwolves Re-Sign C Nikolai Pekovic To Long-Term ContractThe Minnesota Timberwolves announced Friday they’ve officially signed center Nikolai Pekovic to a new long-term deal. Pekovic signed a five-year contract. Team policy states terms of the contract are not disclosed, but it’s believed to be worth $60 million plus incentives.