Covington Scores 21 As Timberwolves Romp Past Spurs 128-89Robert Covington scored 21 points, Karl-Anthony Towns and Derrick Rose each had 16 and the Minnesota Timberwolves shut down the San Antonio Spurs for a 128-89 victory on Wednesday night. Minnesota (11-11) earned its fourth straight win to get to .500 for the first time since Oct. 31. Taj Gibson scored 13 points, and rookie Josh Okogie made three 3-pointers on his way to 12 points. Minnesota had dropped 14 of its last 15 against San Antonio, but it held the Spurs to 39.5 percent shooting.
Covington, Towns Lead Timberwolves To 3rd Straight WinMinnesota is 6-2 since trading disgruntled star Jimmy Butler to Philadelphia two weeks ago and 10-11 overall.
Towns' 35 Points, 22 Boards Lead Wolves Over Bulls, 111-96Karl-Anthony Towns had 35 points and 22 rebounds, Derrick Rose scored 22 points off the bench and the Minnesota Timberwolves pulled away in the fourth quarter for a 111-96 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Saturday night.
Rose Scores 25 As Timberwolves Beat Nets 112-102Derrick Rose scored 25 points, Karl-Anthony Towns had 21 points and nine rebounds, and the Minnesota Timberwolves beat the Brooklyn Nets 112-102 on Friday.
Rough 3rd Quarter Hurts Wolves In 103-101 Loss To NuggetsKarl-Anthony Towns led Minnesota with 22 points, and Derrick Rose added 20 off the bench.
Wolves Flat In 100-87 Loss To GrizzliesKarl-Anthony Towns had 15 points and 20 rebounds for the Timberwolves. They had won three straight games since trading Jimmy Butler to Philadelphia.
Timberwolves Lose To Clippers, Fall To 0-6 In Road GamesTobias Harris scored 22 points, Lou Williams added 20 and Los Angeles defeated Minnesota 120-109 Monday night, dropping the Timberwolves to 0-6 on the road this season.
Derrick Rose Cries Tears Of Joy After Scoring Career-High 50 Points In Wolves Win Over JazzDerrick Rose scored a career-high 50 points, turning back the clock to his prime years and lifting the Minnesota Timberwolves over the Utah Jazz 128-125 on Wednesday night. Rose was in tears after the game as he walked off the court serenaded by chants of "MVP! MVP!" from the home crowd. The 30-year-old point guard has been derailed by injuries since he was the 2011 NBA MVP. He had 34 points in the second half and 15 in a tightly contested fourth quarter as the Wolves held off the Jazz. His basket down low with 30 seconds remaining put Minnesota up for good, and he made two free throws with 13.8 seconds left to preserve a three-point lead.
Leonard Scores 35, Timberwolves Fall To Raptors 112-105Jimmy Butler scored 23 points, Derrick Rose had 16 and Taj Gibson 13 for Minnesota, which has yet to win back-to-back games this season.
Derrick Rose An Early X-Factor For TimberwolvesYou might not see MVP Derrick, as he was with the Chicago Bulls, but he can make a difference.
Butler Rests, Timberwolves Fall To Mavericks 140-136With Jimmy Butler out resting, the Timberwolves lost at Dallas 140-136 Saturday night.