Johnson's Layup Lifts Rockets Over Wolves In OTJames Harden had 38 points before fouling out and Nick Johnson scored on a driving layup with 0.8 seconds to go in overtime that helped the Houston Rockets escape with a 114-112 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night. Harden made 11 of 17 shots and also had six assists, but he fouled out with 1:20 to play and the Rockets let a 13-point lead with 5 minutes to go slip away.
Thad Young Returns To Wolves After Mom's DeathThaddeus Young has returned to the Minnesota Timberwolves following the death of his mother. Young practiced on Monday for the first time since Lulu Hall died of cancer on Nov. 13. Young missed five games while mourning her passing.
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Pekovic To Miss At Least Next 3 Games With InjuryTimberwolves 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.
Timberwolves' Thad Young Out After Mother's DeathMinnesota Timberwolves forward Thaddeus Young will miss at least the next two games because of his mother's death. The Timberwolves said Friday that Lulu Hall died on Thursday.
Thaddeus Young Passes Concussion TestsMinnesota Timberwolves forward Thaddeus Young has passed concussions tests and returned to practice after a scary collision with Chicago Bulls guard Jimmy Butler on Saturday night. Young took an inadvertent elbow to the head from Butler shortly before halftime on Saturday. He remained down on the court for more than 10 minutes while Timberwolves medical staff tended to him and was unable to finish the game.
Young, Wolves Hold Off Pistons 97-91Thaddeus Young scored 19 points and hit a big 3-pointer with 90 seconds to play to lift the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 97-91 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Thursday night. Nikola Pekovic had 17 points and 10 rebounds, and Ricky Rubio added 11 points, eight assists and seven boards for the Timberwolves in their home opener. Caron Butler scored 24 points and D.J. Augustin had 20 points and six assists for the Pistons, who have opened the season with two straight losses on the road under first-year coach Stan Van Gundy.
5 Reasons The Timberwolves Will Be Fun To WatchTraining camp had a much different feel for the Minnesota Timberwolves this year as they headed to Minnesota State University in Mankato for six straight days of workouts and practice. The Timberwolves enter the 2014-15 season much younger than they were a year ago, but far more athletic.
Rubio Focused On New-Look Wolves, Not Contract During his first three seasons with the Timberwolves, Rubio usually deferred to Love when leadership was needed. Love was the All-Star. Love was the headliner. Love was here first. Now Love is gone, traded to Cleveland this summer in a blockbuster that brought Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett and Thaddeus Young to Minnesota. Seemingly overnight, the Wolves have morphed from a deliberate, plodding group to a dynamic young team brimming with athleticism.
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New Wolves Giving Away 500 Lynx Playoff Tickets The newest Minnesota Timberwolves are pitching in to help the Lynx push toward another championship. Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett, Zach LaVine and Thaddeus Young have purchased a total of 500 tickets for Game 2 of the Western Conference finals against the Phoenix Mercury on Sunday.