Kent Youngblood | Star Tribune
Reporter | Pro Sports

Kent Youngblood is a general assignment reporter. He writes most often about the Timberwolves and Wild.


Thibodeau asks Wolves for more three-point shots

The keys to that number growing, the coach said, are transition play, getting threes off offensive rebounds and executing out of double teams.


Healthy Bjelica looks to regain touch with Wolves

The best stretch of his NBA career ended last year when he injured a foot.


Renovated Target Center lures Wolves back for an encore workout

The newly renovated Target Center will make its official debut in Friday's home opener. But the players and coaches have had a good look at it.


Lynx say it: Drive for five is alive

All the starters will return, so Cheryl Reeve likes her team's chances for another title.


Un4gettable: Lynx beat L.A. in Game 5 for fourth WNBA title

Leading from start to finish, the Lynx captured their fourth WNBA championship in seven years to seal their dynasty.


More hardware: Fowles is WNBA Finals MVP

Sylvia Fowles became the first player since Seattle's Lauren Jackson in 2010 to win both the WNBA MVP and Finals MVP in the same season.


Lynx need to reignite offense to tie WNBA Finals series, or it's over

The Lynx's starting guards were held scoreless in the Game 3 loss. ""At this point it's about a player wanting to do a little extra, do some dirty work," coach Cheryl Reeve said of her team on the brink.


'Anemic' Lynx trail from beginning to end in Game 3 loss to L.A.

The Sparks ended Friday's game on a 17-7 run over the Lynx to win the game and take a 2-1 WNBA Finals series lead L.A. can win the championship at home on Sunday.


More often than not, Lynx-Sparks comes down to final possession

In seven Finals games since 2016, the Lynx and Sparks are separated by six points — 545 for the Lynx, 539 for Los Angeles. "It's talent," Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve said.


Flipped script: Lynx grab big lead, hold off Sparks to win Game 2

The Lynx led by as many as 20 points, but needed two huge defensive plays in the final 13.4 seconds to tie the best-of-5 WNBA Finals at one game each.