San Antonio Spurs (5-4, seventh in the Western Conference) vs. Minnesota Timberwolves (2-7, 15th in the Western Conference)
San Antonio Spurs (4-4, ninth in the Western Conference) vs. Minnesota Timberwolves (2-6, 14th in the Western Conference)
Minnesota Timberwolves (2-5, 14th in the Western Conference) vs. Portland Trail Blazers (3-4, ninth in the Western Conference)
Denver Nuggets (1-4, 15th in the Western Conference) vs. Minnesota Timberwolves (2-3, 11th in the Western Conference)
Washington Wizards (0-5, 15th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Minnesota Timberwolves (2-2, sixth in the Western Conference)
A sampling of reaction from around the NBA on Thursday, after the league's Board of Governors voted to approve a 22-team format for the resumption of the season next month at the Disney complex...
Los Angeles Clippers (36-15, second in the Western Conference) vs. Minnesota Timberwolves (15-35, 14th in the Western Conference)
CHICAGO (AP) — All-Star starters Luka Doncic of Dallas and Trae Young of Atlanta headlined the list of players released Friday to participate in the Rising Stars game at All-Star weekend in...
Houston Rockets (27-16, sixth in the Western Conference) vs. Minnesota Timberwolves (15-29, 13th in the Western Conference)
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — With Karl-Anthony Towns sidelined for nearly a month, the Minnesota Timberwolves have had to find ways to make up for his scoring. They've also tightened things up on the...
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks were happy to get another win though they know they didn’t play up to their standards.
Giannis Antetokounmpo had 32 points and 17 rebounds, and the Bucks...
Minnesota Timberwolves (8-8, eighth in the Western Conference) vs. Atlanta Hawks (4-12, 14th in the Eastern Conference)
Phoenix Suns (7-7, eighth in the Western Conference) vs. Minnesota Timberwolves (8-7, seventh in the Western Conference)
Utah Jazz (8-5, sixth in the Western Conference) vs. Minnesota Timberwolves (8-6, seventh in the Western Conference)
Minnesota Timberwolves (7-6, eighth in the Western Conference) vs. Utah Jazz (8-4, fourth in the Western Conference)
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A night after they were eliminated from playoff contention, the Minnesota Timberwolves at least ended a difficult skid.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jeff Teague scored 27 points, Karl-Anthony Towns had 25 and the Minnesota Timberwolves overcame James Harden's 42 points to beat the Houston Rockets 121-111 on Wednesday night.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — James Harden was Josh Okogie's responsibility for much of Wednesday night. Even though Harden piled up 42 points, Okogie's teammates were full of praise for the Nigerian rookie.
"It wasn't a good 42," Karl-Anthony Towns said. "It wasn't a 42 that he's been getting recently, you know. He had to work for it."
Towns had 25 points, Jeff Teague had 27 points and 12 rebounds, and Okogie locked down Harden when it counted most to help the Timberwolves beat the Houston Rockets 121-111.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Philadelphia's Ben Simmons, Utah's Donovan Mitchell and Dallas' Luka Doncic were among the 20 players announced Tuesday as participants in this year's Rising Stars game at All-Star weekend.
Simmons is the reigning rookie of the year, and Doncic is the favorite to win that award this season.
For the fifth straight year, the game that features rookies and second-year players will use a U.S. vs. World format.
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) — 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) — 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.
Last season: 13-19, went 6-12 in league play to finish 13th.
Nickname: Yellow Jackets.
Coach: Josh Pastner.
Conference: Atlantic Coast.
Who's gone: Guard Josh Okogie, center Ben Lammers, guard Tadric Jackson.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Through the first three games of the season, the Minnesota Timberwolves were not playing the type of defense that head coach Tom Thibodeau wanted to see.
That changed Monday night.
Minnesota clamped down on the defensive end against Indiana as Jimmy Butler returned to the lineup to score 20 points to lead the Timberwolves to a 101-91 win over the Pacers.
"We played a little bit of defense finally," Butler said. "It felt good."
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves have set their roster for the NBA summer league team, highlighted by draft picks Josh Okogie and Keita Bates-Diop and returner Amile Jefferson.
The Wolves announced Tuesday the 15 players they'll take to Las Vegas for the 30-team competition. The Wolves start play on Friday against the Denver Nuggets, their first of at least five games in the tournament. They'll be coached by John Lucas, the team's player development coach.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves used the draft to add a pair of players possessing the skills they want for the wing positions.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves could have used their draft picks in deals to help clear space under the salary cap for potential free agent additions next month.
They needed some high-ceiling young players just as much.
Opting against any deals, the Timberwolves selected Georgia Tech guard Josh Okogie with the 20th overall pick in the first round of the NBA Draft on Thursday night, targeting a tough-minded player with defensive versatility as a primary asset.
ATLANTA (AP) — Josh Okogie has decided to remain in the NBA draft, ending his career at Georgia Tech after two seasons.
The 6-foot-4 guard announced his decision Monday. The draft will be held June 21.
Okogie submitted his application to the NBA undergraduate advisory committee in March, participated in workouts and interviews with NBA teams, and attended the last week's draft combine in Chicago.
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Tech guard Josh Okogie plans to skip his final two college seasons to enter the NBA draft.
Okogie announced his intention Thursday through the school. He will not hire an agent, leaving open the option of returning to the Yellow Jackets.
The 6-foot-4 Okogie was Georgia Tech's leading scorer at 18.2 points per game. He became just the sixth player in school history to surpass 1,000 points by the end of his sophomore year.
ATLANTA (AP) — With Georgia Tech protecting a two-point lead, Josh Okogie lost possession of the ball when tied up by Wake Forest's Bryant Crawford.
Possession on the jump ball went to Wake Forest, and Okogie seethed.
With only 36.9 seconds remaining, it was a potential game-turning play and Okogie said, "I kind of took it personal."
ATLANTA (AP) — Through the pain of a winless February, Georgia Tech didn't give up on a season going nowhere.
Finally, a long-awaited reward came with the end of the regular season only two days away.
Tadric Jackson scored 22 points, Ben Lammers added 20, including eight straight late in the game, and Georgia Tech beat North Carolina State 78-75 on Thursday night to end its seven-game losing streak.
"For us it validated that we are getting better," said Georgia Tech coach Josh Pastner.
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson coach Brad Brownell drew up the first play of Saturday's game to get an open 3-pointer for Gabe DeVoe, partly as a way to thank the senior for four good years.
It also served as a catalyst for the 15th-ranked Tigers as they ended a three-game losing streak.
DeVoe scored 25 points, making four of his seven 3-pointers, to lead Clemson (21-7, 10-6 Atlantic Coast) to a 75-67 win over Georgia Tech.
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Tech assistant men's basketball coach Darryl LaBarrie has resigned during an ongoing NCAA investigation of an alleged rules violation, the school has confirmed.
LaBarrie was placed on paid administrative leave on Nov. 22 while Georgia Tech and the NCAA investigated the alleged violation during a recruiting visit. Julian Swartz, the team's director of recruiting and compliance, replaced LaBarrie on an interim basis.
ATLANTA (AP) — Josh Okogie and his Georgia Tech teammates had fits with Syracuse's zone defense Wednesday, but the Yellow Jackets were even tougher on the Orange in snapping a four-game losing streak with a 55-51 win.
The sophomore guard scored 15 of his 20 points in the second half on a night when Tech (11-11, 4-5 ACC) used just six players with Tadric Jackson adding 15 points as the only sub. He made 7-of-12 shots, but his teammates hit just 14 of 51 and Tech shot 33.3 percent.
ATLANTA (AP) — Marcquise Reed saw the matchup he wanted and drove to the basket.
The senior guard felt confident making the turn near the baseline, getting just the space he needed to beat a power forward to the rim.
"I had a four-man on me and just tried to make a play," Reed said. "If there's a four-man on me, I'm going to drive it."
Gabe DeVoe scored a career-high 25 points, Reed hit a decisive layup in the closing seconds and No. 18 Clemson held off Georgia Tech 72-70 on Sunday night.
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Tech coach Josh Pastner says he and his family are victims of fraud and extortion, and he is seeking protection through a lawsuit filed in Arizona.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution first reported Saturday that Pastner filed a civil lawsuit against former Georgia Tech booster Ron Bell and his girlfriend, Jennifer Pendley, who have accused the coach of breaking NCAA rules.
ATLANTA (AP) — Back at full strength, Georgia Tech is starting to find its groove.
Without two of its best players, Notre Dame is trying to hold on.
Josh Okogie scored 17 points and Georgia Tech snapped Notre Dame's five-game winning streak, beating the depleted Fighting Irish 60-53 Wednesday night in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
ATLANTA (AP) — It took a while to get comfortable, but Jose Alvardo warmed up in the second half and scored 16 of his career-matching best 23 points to send Georgia Tech past Yale, 74-60 on Saturday night.
Josh Okogie added 20 points and Abdoulaye Gueye chipped in a career-high 14 for Tech (8-7).
The game was tight through the first half as the Yellow Jackets rode a 7-0 closing run for a 37-33 halftime advantage.
ATLANTA (AP) — Josh Okogie isn't concerned with how poorly Georgia Tech started the season.
Now with a signature victory over a ranked team, Okogie believes the Yellow Jackets are just getting started.
"I think this is a big momentum changer for our season," Okogie said. "It's a great building block of what we know we can do. We're still in this. Nobody can count us out no more, just like last season."
ATLANTA (AP) — The return of sophomore guard Josh Okogie on Sunday gave Georgia Tech a big lift with ACC play looming in less than two weeks and rival Georgia up next on Tuesday.
Okogie, a preseason second-team All-ACC choice, scored 19 points in his first game of the season and the Yellow Jackets (5-4) snapped a three-game losing streak with a 79-54 victory over Florida A&M.
"We'd probably be 9-0 if he'd played all nine games," coach Josh Pastner said.
ATLANTA (AP) — Tadric Jackson told Jose Alvarado coming out of a timeout to look for him if Ben Lammers wasn't open.
Alvarado did just that, and it all worked out for Georgia Tech.
"When I had the ball, I looked up and I saw 2 seconds," Jackson said. "I took a couple of dribbles and just focused on making the layup."
Jackson hit a layup at the buzzer, Lammers scored 13 points and Georgia Tech rallied in the closing seconds to beat Northwestern 52-51 on Tuesday night.
ATLANTA (AP) — Playing point guard for the first time in a while because he had to, Georgia Tech's Brandon Alston looked comfortable Wednesday night while scoring a career-high 20 points to lead the short-handed Yellow Jackets to a 78-68 win over Texas-Rio Grande Valley with three players sidelined by NCAA suspensions.
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Tech, which already has two players suspended for NCAA rules violations, has announced sophomore guard Justin Moore also will miss two games for an undisclosed rules violation.
Also, assistant coach Darryl LaBarrie has been placed on paid administrative leave while Georgia Tech investigates an alleged violation of NCAA rules.
The moves with LaBarrie and Moore were announced Wednesday by athletic director Todd Stansbury and coach Josh Pastner.
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Tech star Josh Okogie will serve a six-game suspension, while teammate Tadric Jackson must sit out three games for accepting benefits in violation of NCAA rules.
Okogie and Jackson already missed the Yellow Jackets' season-opening loss to No. 23 UCLA, staying home while the team played the Bruins in Shanghai, China.
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Tech suspended starting basketball players Tadric Jackson and Josh Okogie indefinitely Thursday after learning they accepted benefits in violation of NCAA rules.
Georgia Tech says the two players will not accompany the team to China for its season opener against UCLA on Nov. 10. The length of the suspensions will be determined by the NCAA.