DETROIT (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves shot an abysmal 6 of 45 from 3-point range in a loss to Denver over the weekend.
DETROIT (AP) — Blake Griffin is back in the lineup for the Detroit Pistons for the first time this season.
Griffin missed Detroit's first 10 games with hamstring and knee issues, but he...
Minnesota Timberwolves (5-4, ninth in the Western Conference) vs. Detroit Pistons (4-6, 10th in the Eastern Conference)
DETROIT (AP) — Blake Griffin has been cleared by the Detroit Pistons' medical staff for basketball-related activities, and the team says his progress will be monitored daily.
DETROIT (AP) — Tony Snell connected from beyond the arc to open the scoring in the first few seconds of the game.
Little did anyone realize he was on his way to a memorable...
DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Pistons were again without Blake Griffin, Derrick Rose and Reggie Jackson on Wednesday night against the New York Knicks.
New York Knicks (1-6, 15th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Detroit Pistons (3-5, 10th in the Eastern Conference)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Knowing he's the on- and off-court leader of a revamped roster filled with youth and inexperience, Bradley Beal was pleased to see the way his Washington Wizards reacted to what...
Detroit Pistons (3-4, eighth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Washington Wizards (1-4, 14th in the Eastern Conference)
CHICAGO (AP) — Trailing by one in the closing minutes, the Chicago Bulls were looking for someone to hit the big shots. Zach LaVine delivered the baskets they needed.
DETROIT (AP) — There are plenty of minutes available in Detroit's rotation right now, with two starters injured.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Andre Drummond softened up the perimeter by hammering away in the middle. Luke Kennard finally took advantage late.
It was quite an opening-night combination for the...
DETROIT (AP) — Blake Griffin was asked to recall the early stages of Derrick Rose's career, when the dynamic point guard won an MVP for the Chicago Bulls at age 22.
DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Pistons have signed 38-year-old swingman Joe Johnson.
Detroit announced the move Thursday.
The 17-year NBA veteran did not play in the league last season. He...
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A person familiar with the situation says the Detroit Pistons and Markieff Morris have agreed on a two-year contract.
Philadelphia 76ers (48-27, third in the Eastern Conference) vs. Minnesota Timberwolves (34-41, 10th in the Western Conference)
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Timberwolves guard Derrick Rose has undergone arthroscopic surgery to remove bone chips from his right elbow.
The Timberwolves announced Saturday that Rose had...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves have more than likely shut down three of their top five scorers for the rest of the season with lingering injuries: Robert Covington, Derrick Rose...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves got virtually nothing from their top three scorers on Sunday night. Thanks to their depth, it wasn't a problem.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Moments after Minnesota's hard-fought win, the focus shifted to the health of the Timberwolves' best player.
Karl-Anthony Towns had 40 points and 16 rebounds before...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Karl-Anthony Towns took full advantage of his unexpected weekend off.
There won't be any more breaks down the stretch for him or the Minnesota Timberwolves.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Karl-Anthony Towns had 34 points and 21 rebounds in his return from the concussion protocol, helping the Minnesota Timberwolves stave off the Sacramento Kings for a 112-105...
NEW YORK (AP) — Taj Gibson didn't know when he drove by an accident back in Minnesota that Karl-Anthony Towns had been involved.
Gibson greeted his teammate with a hug when he saw him in New...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Derrick Rose and Jeff Teague gave a beleaguered backcourt a needed boost and lifted the Minnesota Timberwolves to a victory.
Rose scored 22 points and Teague added 19 points and 10 assists for the Timberwolves, who played without the ill Andrew Wiggins but beat the Los Angeles Clippers 130-120 on Monday night. Rose and Teague both have missed significant time with injuries recently.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves needed three players to step up when guard Derrick Rose went down injured.
Andrew Wiggins, Jerryd Bayless and Jared Terrell all delivered in the absence of Rose, who didn't play in the second half because of a sore right ankle, and another dominant performance by Karl-Anthony Towns helped the Timberwolves keep rolling.
Towns had 27 points and 12 rebounds to propel Minnesota past the Los Angeles Lakers 120-105 on Thursday night.
PHOENIX (AP) — Two days earlier, the short-handed Phoenix Suns gave Minnesota everything it could handle in a two-point road loss to the Timberwolves.
On Tuesday night, it was no contest. A Minnesota blowout in the desert.
Karl-Anthony Towns had 25 points, 18 rebounds and seven assists, rookie Josh Okogie scored a career-best 21 and the Timberwolves rolled 118-91.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Derrick Rose and the Minnesota Timberwolves needed this one.
With 30 seconds left, Rose missed the first of two free throws and was kicking himself for failing to give his team the lead.
"I kept saying, 'You're going to get another shot," Taj Gibson said he told his long-time teammate. Twenty-nine seconds later, Rose proved Gibson prophetic.
The NBA changed the All-Star voting process two years ago, in part to prevent Zaza Pachulia being elected a starter.
Instead, it might keep Dwyane Wade from being one — again. Luka Doncic and Derrick Rose, too.
CHICAGO (AP) — For much of his seven seasons with the Bulls, Derrick Rose was a favorite son of Chicago. He was native born and virtually universally beloved.
Things, though, soured towards the end as injuries mounted. The former franchise player was traded in 2016 and serenaded with boos upon his return a few months later.
The 30-year-old is hoping Wednesday night began a new chapter in his relationship with his hometown.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Minnesota Timberwolves guard Derrick Rose was ruled out Sunday against Oklahoma City with a sore left ankle.
Timberwolves coach Tom Thibodeau made the announcement prior to the game.
Rose left Friday's game at San Antonio in the second quarter.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Trailing by 14 to start the fourth quarter, the Detroit Pistons got rolling on 3-pointers. However, their shortest shot of the night might have been the most important.
Blake Griffin scored 34 points and Reggie Bullock added a career-high 33 as the Pistons beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 129-123 in overtime on Wednesday night.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Karl-Anthony Towns got the Minnesota Timberwolves started and then enjoyed watching rookie Josh Okogie and the bench deliver the big blow.
Towns had 14 points and 14 assists in just 21 minutes, Andrew Wiggins scored 17 and the Timberwolves beat the road-weary Sacramento Kings 132-105 on Monday night.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Jeff Teague will miss Monday's game against the Sacramento Kings with left ankle inflammation.
Coach Tom Thibodeau said Teague, who averages 11.6 points and a team-high 8.3 assists per game, didn't sustain a particular injury, but the inflammation built over time.
Teague had been considered a game-time decision. He missed seven games earlier this season with a left knee injury. Derrick Rose will start in Teague's place.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves showed off their improved defense Wednesday night against the San Antonio Spurs.
It was quite a performance by Robert Covington and company.
Covington scored 21 points, Karl-Anthony Towns and Derrick Rose each had 16 and the Timberwolves shut down the Spurs for a 128-89 victory.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Playing for the third night in four days, and in three different cities, the Minnesota Timberwolves found an approach to win to beat the short-handed Chicago Bulls.
Minnesota rebounded, defended and got a boost from its reserves.
Karl-Anthony Towns had 35 points and 22 rebounds, Derrick Rose scored 22 points off the bench and the Timberwolves pulled away in the fourth quarter for a 111-96 victory on Saturday night.
NEW YORK (AP) — Karl-Anthony Towns thinks the real Derrick Rose is shining once again.
Rose scored 25 points, Towns had 21 points and nine rebounds, and the Minnesota Timberwolves beat the Brooklyn Nets 112-102 on Friday.
Rose was 11 for 17 from the field, helping Minnesota get back on track after dropping two in a row. The 30-year-old guard won the 2011 NBA MVP award with the Chicago Bulls. He had been hampered by injuries in recent years before his strong start to this season.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Paul Millsap left the game to get stitches, then came back in time to help the Denver Nuggets stop the bleeding and get a big win.
Millsap had 25 points, five rebounds and five steals, Jamal Murray added 18 and the Nuggets had a 35-point third quarter in a 103-101 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Kevin Garnett showed up courtside, and that wasn't the only surprise in Minnesota on Friday night.
In their first week without erstwhile defensive stalwart Jimmy Butler, the new-look Timberwolves locked down one of the Western Conference's top teams.
Andrew Wiggins scored 23 points, Derrick Rose had 17 and the Wolves won their third straight game since trading Butler by beating the Portland Trail Blazers 112-96 on Friday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Clippers withstood "Fourth Quarter Jimmy" Butler and improved to 4-1 at home.
Tobias 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.
Led by Butler and Derrick Rose, the Wolves rallied in the fourth when the duo combined to score 22 of the team's 25 points. Rose finished with 21 points and Butler had 16 of his 20 in the final period.
During the 2017-18 regular season, Derrick Rose didn't score 50 points in all of January.
He was hurting, always in and out of the lineup, never in rhythm. Those problems, all his years of problems, seemed so long ago Wednesday night, when Rose was better than ever — finishing with a career-high 50 points that lifted the Minnesota Timberwolves over the Utah Jazz 128-125.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — As the final buzzer sounded and his teammates swarmed him on the court, Derrick Rose couldn't help but fight back tears.
Rose's emotions were on full display moments after he scored a career-high 50 points in a vintage performance that lifted the Minnesota Timberwolves over the Utah Jazz 128-125 on Wednesday.
Given everything he's been through, it was a special night for the 2011 NBA MVP.
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