Wolves seek offseason growth after struggles with maturityApril 27, 2023 GMT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves made a big move last summer — in more ways than one — to build off a breakthrough season, and the end result was a small impact in the NBA playoffs this spring.
Wolves go big to beat Thunder in play-in game, get 8th seedApril 15, 2023 GMT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves went big this season, getting Rudy Gobert for an against-the-grain pairing with Karl-Anthony Towns in a league increasingly revolving around outside shooting and small ball.
Gobert, Wolves get past punch; big man still has back injuryApril 13, 2023 GMT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Rudy Gobert rejoined the Minnesota Timberwolves Thursday after a team-imposed suspension for their first play-in game, but lingering back trouble has compromised his status for the second one.
Wolves suspend Gobert post-punch for play-in game vs. LakersApril 10, 2023 GMT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves suspended center Rudy Gobert for their play-in game against the Los Angeles Lakers, after the 10-year veteran threw a punch at teammate Kyle Anderson in an argument in the huddle during a timeout.
T-wolves send Gobert home after fight with teammate AndersonApril 10, 2023 GMT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves are fired up for the postseason.
Whether they have enough depth and maturity to stay awhile is to be determined.
Timberwolves center Rudy Gobert was sent home after throwing a punch at teammate Kyle Anderson during an argument on the bench in the second quarter Sunday against New Orleans, shortly after ace defender Jaden McDaniels put his availability in doubt by hitting a wall out of frustration.
Anthony Edwards scores 27 points, Timberwolves edge KingsMarch 5, 2023 GMT
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Anthony Edwards scored 27 points and the Minnesota Timberwolves beat Sacramento 138-134 on Saturday night to snap the Kings' winning streak at five games.
“De'Aaron Fox has been playing out of his mind,” Edwards said.
Gobert leads Timberwolves past Lakers despite Davis’ 38March 4, 2023 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rudy Gobert had 22 points and 14 rebounds, Anthony Edwards scored 19 points and the Minnesota Timberwolves completed a two-game Los Angeles sweep with a 110-102 victory over the short-handed Lakers on Friday night.
T-wolves outlast Mavs 124-121 despite 26-point 4th by IrvingFebruary 14, 2023 GMT
DALLAS (AP) — Kyrie Irving scored 26 of his 36 points in the fourth quarter in his home debut for Dallas as he tried to rally the Mavericks from a 26-point deficit, but the Minnesota Timberwolves held on for a 124-121 victory on Monday night.
Timberwolves cruise to 128-98 win against Jokic-less NuggetsFebruary 6, 2023 GMT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — D’Angelo Russell had 14 of his 18 points in the first quarter and added 10 assists, Anthony Edwards scored 20 and the Minnesota Timberwolves cruised to a 128-98 win Sunday night against the Denver Nuggets, who were missing two-time MVP Nikola Jokic and three other starters on the second night of a back-to-back.
Jazz forward Lauri Markkanen selected NBA All-Star reserveFebruary 3, 2023 GMT
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Growing up in Finland, Lauri Markkanen loved watching the NBA All-Star Game on television but never imagined he’d be a part of it. Even watching the selection show on TNT with his family Thursday night, Markkanen wondered if he’d get an invitation.
Fox, Lyles help Kings outlast Timberwolves 118-111 in OTJanuary 31, 2023 GMT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — De'Aaron Fox scored 32 points and Trey Lyles had eight of his 11 points in overtime for the Sacramento Kings, who outlasted the Minnesota Timberwolves 118-111 on Monday night.
Malik Monk scored 19 points, Domantas Sabonis had 17 points and 13 rebounds before fouling out and Keegan Murray added 13 points and 13 rebounds for the upstart Kings, who produced another signature win in their promising quest to end an NBA-record 16-year absence from the playoffs.
Edwards scores 34, Timberwolves beat Kings 117-110January 29, 2023 GMT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Anthony Edwards had 16 of his 34 points in the pivotal third quarter, D’Angelo Russell scored 25 points and the Minnesota Timberwolves held on for a 117-110 win against the Sacramento Kings on Saturday night.
Timberwolves spoil Ingram’s return, top Pelicans 111-102January 26, 2023 GMT
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves looked unfazed by the long-awaited return of one New Orleans' star players or the Pelicans' mounting urgency to win.
Anthony Edwards scored 37 points, Rudy Gobert had 17 points and 12 rebounds, and the Timberwolves spoiled Brandon Ingram’s return from a two-month absence with a 111-102 victory over New Orleans on Wednesday night.
Edwards scores 44; Wolves hand Rockets 13th straight lossJanuary 22, 2023 GMT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Anthony Edwards scored a season-high 44 points, D'Angelo Russell added 23 and the Minnesota Timberwolves handed the Houston Rockets their 13th straight loss with a 113-104 victory Saturday night.
Green leads Houston against Minnesota after 41-point gameJanuary 20, 2023 GMT
Houston Rockets (10-35, 15th in the Western Conference) vs. Minnesota Timberwolves (23-24, eighth in the Western Conference)
Minneapolis; Saturday, 8 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Houston plays the Minnesota Timberwolves after Jalen Green scored 41 points in the Rockets' 122-117 loss to the Charlotte Hornets.
Russell scores 16 points in 4th, Wolves beat Raptors 128-126January 20, 2023 GMT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — D’Angelo Russell scored 16 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter, Anthony Edwards had 23 and the Minnesota Timberwolves rallied to beat the Toronto Raptors 128-126 on Thursday night.
Kessler’s 20 points, 21 rebounds help Jazz beat T-WolvesJanuary 17, 2023 GMT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Walker Kessler had career-highs of 20 points and 21 rebounds, Jordan Clarkson added 21 points and the Utah Jazz rallied from a 10-point deficit in the fourth quarter to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 126-125 on Monday.
Edwards, bench lift Wolves to 110-102 victory over CavsJanuary 15, 2023 GMT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Anthony Edwards scored 26 points and the Minnesota Timberwolves got a huge boost from their bench in a 110-102 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday night.
Naz Reid scored 17 of Minnesota’s 56 bench points, while Jalen Nowell had 16.
Edwards, Timberwolves bounce back to beat short-handed SunsJanuary 14, 2023 GMT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Anthony Edwards scored 31 points, D’Angelo Russell had 17 and the Minnesota Timberwolves held off the short-handed Phoenix Suns 121-116 on Friday night.
Taurean Prince added 16 points off the bench and fellow reserve Naz Red had 13 points for Minnesota.
Minnesota takes home win streak into matchup with PhoenixJanuary 12, 2023 GMT
Phoenix Suns (21-22, seventh in the Western Conference) vs. Minnesota Timberwolves (20-22, 10th in the Western Conference)
Minneapolis; Friday, 8 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Minnesota will try to keep its three-game home win streak intact when the Timberwolves face Phoenix.
Bey, Bogdanovic lead shorthanded Pistons past TimberwolvesJanuary 12, 2023 GMT
DETROIT (AP) — Saddiq Bey scored 31 points and the Detroit Pistons rallied to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 135-118 on Wednesday night.
Bojan Bogdanovic added 27 points for the shorthanded Pistons, who were down 10-0 in the first three minutes.
Russell, Edwards help Timberwolves beat Rockets 104-96January 9, 2023 GMT
HOUSTON (AP) — D’Angelo Russell scored 22 points and Anthony Edwards added 21 as the Minnesota Timberwolves overcame a big early deficit to beat the Houston Rockets 104-96 Sunday night for their fourth straight win.
Gobert, Timberwolves beat short-handed Clippers 128-115January 7, 2023 GMT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Rudy Gobert had 25 points and 21 rebounds, D’Angelo Russell also scored 25 and the Minnesota Timberwolves cruised to a 128-115 win against the short-handed Los Angeles Clippers on Friday night.
Los Angeles plays Minnesota on 3-game road skidJanuary 6, 2023 GMT
Los Angeles Clippers (21-19, sixth in the Western Conference) vs. Minnesota Timberwolves (18-21, 11th in the Western Conference)
Minneapolis; Friday, 9 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NBA LINE: Timberwolves -4.5
Edwards scores 32, helps Wolves close out Blazers 113-106January 5, 2023 GMT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Anthony Edwards scored 13 of his 32 points in the fourth quarter, Rudy Gobert had 17 points and 12 rebounds, and the Minnesota Timberwolves beat the Portland Trail Blazers 113-106 on Wednesday night.
Timberwolves face the Pistons on 5-game skidDecember 31, 2022 GMT
Detroit Pistons (9-29, 15th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Minnesota Timberwolves (16-20, 11th in the Western Conference)
Minneapolis; Saturday, 8 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NBA LINE: Timberwolves -7.5; over/under is 231.5
Doncic, Mavericks rebound to beat Timberwolves for splitDecember 22, 2022 GMT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Luka Doncic had 25 points, 10 assists and nine rebounds and Dallas Mavericks beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 104-99 on Wednesday night to split the two-game set.
Dallas plays Minnesota on 3-game road slideDecember 20, 2022 GMT
Dallas Mavericks (15-16, 10th in the Western Conference) vs. Minnesota Timberwolves (16-15, eighth in the Western Conference)
Minneapolis; Wednesday, 8 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Dallas will try to end its three-game road skid when the Mavericks visit Minnesota.
Edwards leads Timberwolves past flustered Mavericks 116-106December 20, 2022 GMT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Anthony Edwards had 27 points, 13 rebounds and nine assists to lead the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 116-106 victory on Monday over the unglued Dallas Mavericks, who lost star Luca Doncic and coach Jason Kidd to successive ejections late in the third quarter.
Doncic and the Mavericks face the TimberwolvesDecember 19, 2022 GMT
Dallas Mavericks (15-15, 10th in the Western Conference) vs. Minnesota Timberwolves (15-15, ninth in the Western Conference)
Minneapolis; Monday, 8 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks visit the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Timberwolves beat Bulls 150-126 to break team scoring markDecember 19, 2022 GMT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Anthony Edwards had season highs with 37 points and 11 assists and the Minnesota Timberwolves broke the franchise record for points in a game, routing the Chicago Bulls 150-126 on Sunday night.
Reid scores 28 as Timberwolves top Thunder, snap 3-game skidDecember 17, 2022 GMT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Naz Reid loves playing against Oklahoma City.
The fourth-year big man scored a season-high 28 points and the shorthanded Minnesota Timberwolves beat the Thunder 112-110 on Friday night to snap a three-game losing streak.
Lillard has 36 points, Trail Blazers beat TimberwolvesDecember 11, 2022 GMT
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Damian Lillard had 36 points and eight assists, Anfernee Simons added 31 points and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 124-118 on Saturday night.
Portland overcame a 10-point deficit in the second half to beat Minnesota in the opener of a two-game set.
D’Angelo Russell powers Timberwolves past Jazz, 118-108December 10, 2022 GMT
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — D’Angelo Russell scored 20 of his 30 points in the fourth quarter, Rudy Gobert had 22 points and 13 rebounds in his return to Utah and the Minnesota Timberwolves beat the Jazz 118-108 on Friday night.
Minnesota takes on Utah for conference matchupDecember 9, 2022 GMT
Minnesota Timberwolves (12-12, 11th in the Western Conference) vs. Utah Jazz (15-12, sixth in the Western Conference)
Salt Lake City; Friday, 9 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NBA LINE: Jazz -2; over/under is 234.5
Russell scores 15 points in 4th, Wolves beat Pacers 121-115December 8, 2022 GMT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — D’Angelo Russell had 15 of his 28 points in the fourth quarter, Anthony Edwards scored 26 points and the Minnesota Timberwolves held on to beat the Indiana Pacers 121-115 on Wednesday night.
Gilgeous-Alexander, Thunder post physical win over T-WolvesDecember 4, 2022 GMT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored 33 points in his return to action and the Oklahoma City Thunder took advantage of Rudy Gobert's early ejection to post a chippy 135-128 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday night.
Minnesota takes on Memphis, seeks to break 3-game skidNovember 29, 2022 GMT
Memphis Grizzlies (12-8, fourth in the Western Conference) vs. Minnesota Timberwolves (10-11, 10th in the Western Conference)
Minneapolis; Wednesday, 8 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Minnesota comes into the matchup with Memphis as losers of three straight games.
Wizards take on the Timberwolves on 3-game slideNovember 28, 2022 GMT
Minnesota Timberwolves (10-10, 10th in the Western Conference) vs. Washington Wizards (10-10, eighth in the Eastern Conference)
Washington; Monday, 7 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NBA LINE: Wizards -1.5; over/under is 223
Oubre scores 28, Hornets snap T-Wolves’ 5-game win streakNovember 26, 2022 GMT
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kelly Oubre Jr. scored 28 points, and the Charlotte Hornets stopped Minnesota's five-game win streak with a 110-108 victory over Anthony Edwards and the Timberwolves on Friday night.
Minnesota takes road win streak into matchup with IndianaNovember 22, 2022 GMT
Minnesota Timberwolves (9-8, 10th in the Western Conference) vs. Indiana Pacers (10-6, fourth in the Eastern Conference)
Indianapolis; Wednesday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Minnesota will try to keep its three-game road win streak alive when the Timberwolves play Indiana.
Edwards, Towns lead Timberwolves to rout of Magic, 126-108November 17, 2022 GMT
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Anthony Edwards scored 35 points, Karl-Anthony Towns added 30 and the Minnesota Timberwolves built a 27-point lead in the first half in a 126-108 victory over the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night.
Morant has 28 to power Grizzlies past Timberwolves, 114-103November 12, 2022 GMT
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Ja Morant had 28 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists to lead the Memphis Grizzlies to a 114-103 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night.
Desmond Bane finished with 24 points and five assists for Memphis, while Dillon Brooks scored 21.
Phoenix Suns travel to take on the TimberwolvesNovember 8, 2022 GMT
Phoenix Suns (7-3, second in the Western Conference) vs. Minnesota Timberwolves (5-6, 10th in the Western Conference)
Minneapolis; Wednesday, 8 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: The Minnesota Timberwolves take on the Phoenix Suns.
Timberwolves play the Knicks for out-of-conference gameNovember 7, 2022 GMT
New York Knicks (4-5, seventh in the Eastern Conference) vs. Minnesota Timberwolves (5-5, 10th in the Western Conference)
Minneapolis; Monday, 9:15 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NBA LINE: Timberwolves -2.5; over/under is 235
Minnesota hosts New York in non-conference playNovember 6, 2022 GMT
New York Knicks (4-5, eighth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Minnesota Timberwolves (5-5, 10th in the Western Conference)
Minneapolis; Monday, 9:15 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: New York faces Minnesota for a non-conference matchup.
No Gobert; Towns leads Wolves to 129-117 win over RocketsNovember 6, 2022 GMT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Karl-Anthony Towns scored 10 of his 25 points in the third quarter and Anthony Edwards added 19 points as the Minnesota Timberwolves cruised to a 129-117 win against the Houston Rockets on Saturday night.
Gobert out for Wolves, placed in health and safety protocolsNovember 5, 2022 GMT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Rudy Gobert will miss the Minnesota Timberwolves' game against Houston on Saturday after being placed in the league's health and safety protocols.
Gobert played Friday night against the Milwaukee Bucks with an illness, and the Timberwolves ruled him out Saturday afternoon for the game against Houston.
Johnson, McDermott lead Spurs to second victory over WolvesOctober 31, 2022 GMT
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Keldon Johnson scored 25 points, Doug McDermott added 23 and the San Antonio Spurs beat Minnesota 107-98 on Sunday night, their second victory over the Timberwolves during a tumultuous week.
Gobert, Wolves extend Lakers’ winless start with 111-102 winOctober 29, 2022 GMT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Anthony Edwards scored 16 of his 29 points in the third quarter, Rudy Gobert added 22 points and 21 rebounds, and the Minnesota Timberwolves extended the Los Angeles Lakers’ winless start with a 111-102 win on Friday night.
Vassell and Spurs top Timberwolves 115-106October 25, 2022 GMT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Devin Vassell scored 23 points and Jakob Poeltl added 14 points and 14 rebounds to help the San Antonio Spurs beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 115-106 on Monday night.
The Spurs jumped out to a 20-point lead in the second quarter and expanded the lead to 35 points early in the fourth quarter before the Timberwolves rallied.
Edwards scores 30 as Timberwolves roll past Thunder 116-106October 24, 2022 GMT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves took a positive step in getting comfortable with new center Rudy Gobert.
Anthony Edwards scored 30 points, and the Timberwolves beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 116-106 on Sunday night.
Oklahoma City and Minnesota square off in conference matchupOctober 23, 2022 GMT
Minnesota Timberwolves (1-1, 11th in the Western Conference) vs. Oklahoma City Thunder (0-2, 12th in the Western Conference)
Oklahoma City; Sunday, 8 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Thunder -7; over/under is 225.5
Jazz rally to beat Wolves 132-126 in OT reunion with GobertOctober 22, 2022 GMT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Rudy Gobert grabbed the pass from Karl-Anthony Towns in the paint and soared to a wide-open basket for what would've given Minnesota the tying dunk with 34 seconds left in overtime.
Gobert thrives in T-wolves debut to lead 115-108 win vs. OKCOctober 20, 2022 GMT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Rudy Gobert stood out on both ends of the floor — on a night when the Minnesota Timberwolves needed a big lift from their new big man.
Gobert had 23 points and 16 rebounds in his Minnesota debut, and the Timberwolves recovered to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 115-108 on Wednesday in the season opener.
Jazz GM Zanik to continue rebuild, signs multiyear dealOctober 18, 2022 GMT
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah Jazz have signed general manager Justin Zanik to a multiyear deal as he continues the franchise's roster makeover.
Offseason changes shift Utah Jazz from contender to underdogOctober 11, 2022 GMT
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah Jazz transformed from contender to underdog when the front office hit the reset button during the summer and dismantled the roster following another first-round exit from the NBA playoffs.
Timberwolves think big with Towns-Gobert tandemOctober 11, 2022 GMT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — After reacquainting themselves with the playoffs last season, the Minnesota Timberwolves ramped up the rare energy around them by acquiring three-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year award winner Rudy Gobert in a blockbuster trade.
New-look Utah Jazz focused on new, competitive identitySeptember 26, 2022 GMT
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A dramatic roster overhaul has left the Utah Jazz with a load of new faces entering this season.
Utah traded Royce O’Neale, Rudy Gobert, Donovan Mitchell, and Bojan Bogdanovic in separate deals over the summer, effectively tearing down a team that endured a series of disappointing early playoff exits.
Spain wins EuroBasket title, topping France 88-76 for goldSeptember 18, 2022 GMT
BERLIN (AP) — For Spain, almost all of the names on the national team’s roster have changed in recent years.
The expectations didn’t. And neither did the results.
Juancho Hernangomez of the Toronto Raptors scored 27 points, his brother Willy Hernangomez added 14 and won tournament MVP honors, and Spain topped France 88-76 on Sunday to win the EuroBasket gold medal.