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For Jamal Crawford, learning how be effective in the playing time he's been given has been a challenge.
Tom Thibodeau adjusted his rotation Thursday for the first time since he went essentially with a three-man bench these past two weeks.
Jimmy Butler's 10-point fourth quarter, and some stingy defense, helped Minnesota open a five-game homestand with a victory.
Wolves guard Tyus Jones checks in with younger brother Tre - who is Duke-bound after this season at Apple Valley - after nearly every game.
Jimmy Butler scored 30 points again, but ended the game with a turnover, a missed shot and a sprained pinkie as the Wolves were held to two free throws in the final 3 minutes, 45 seconds.
Coach Tom Thibodeau and guard Jimmy Butler stressed the need for defensive focus after the Wolves struggled against Memphis, which ended an 11-game losing streak.
Former Gophers player and Wolves assistant J.B. Bickerstaff was named interim head coach of the Grizzlies after one of his best friends — David Fizdale — was fired 20 games into the season.
The Timberwolves starting five all played at least 37 minutes Tuesday night, and get little time to rest with a game tonight in New Orleans.
More and more, it appears Tyus Jones is gaining Wolves coach Tom Thibodeau's confidence, though Thibodeau was clear Jones needs to continue to work on his individual defense.
No team has played in a Super Bowl at its home stadium. If the Vikings make it, everything from aftermarket ticket prices to merchandise sales to the level of excitement in the Twin Cities would be ratcheted up.