On the Wolves
Even without Russell Westbrook, Taj Gibson and Andre Roberson the Thunder took it to the Wolves in the first half.
Westbrook, Taj Gibson, Andre Roberson and Doug McDermott will all sit tonight for Thunder, who have clinched playoff position
The Wolves face the Lakers at Staples Center for the second time in little more than three weeks and three times overall in that stretch.
Tonight in Salt Lake City, the Jazz continue to aim for the playoffs, while the Wolves are down to four games left and counting.
One night after beating Portland at home, the Wolves complete a back-to-back to remember by playing the Warriors in Oakland
Monday'a 110-109 win over the Blazers was Minnesota's 10th straight victory in one-point games
Omri Casspi has played for two of the worst teams in the Western Conference this season (the Wolves and Kings), and he sees the two franchises headed in very different directions.
Last Friday in L.A., the Wolves lost a 108-100 lead with fewer than 2 1/2 minutes and lost the game in overtime by 11.
Losers of six consecutive games, the Wolves play the Pacers, who haven't won consecutive games since Feb. 6.
The Lakers' unveiling of a Shaquille O'Neal statue outside Staples Center reminds one sportswriter of the day he turned pro so many years ago.
Not having played in an NBA game in nearly a month and still wearing a small brace on his mending right thumb, Omri Casspi said he was excited to be wearing a Wolves jersey.
The NBA officially announced Monday that the Timberwolves will play Golden State in preseason games in Shenzhen on Oct. 5 and Shanghai on Oct. 8.
Wolves are replacing injured Nemanja Bjelica with eight-year veteran Omri Casspi, who, like Bjelica, plays both forward positions and shoot the three.
Nemanja Bjelica's season ends just when he was playing and producing a lot, both in terms of minutes as well as rebounds and scoring off the bench.
The Timberwolves start a three-game trip in Boston against Celtics and All-Star guard Isaiah Thomas
Wolves have now won four in a row at home.
Wizards coach Scott Brooks has his team vying for the top spot in the Eastern Conference.
The Warriors come to town for their second and final visit of the season to Target Center and they do so 2-3 in five games since Kevin Durant went out with leg injuries.
The NCAA men's championship game will be played that night, and the Minnesota Twins also have their home opener across the street from Target Center at Target Field.
Two days after Monday's game against Portland was cancelled because of condensation on the Target Center, the Wolves face a Clippers team with both Chris Paul and Blake Griffin healthy