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On the Wolves


Postgame: Loss to undermanned Thunder is fifth straight for Wolves

Even without Russell Westbrook, Taj Gibson and Andre Roberson the Thunder took it to the Wolves in the first half.


Thunder star Westbrook won't play vs. Wolves tonight

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) drives to the basket around Minnesota Timberwolves guard Brandon Rush (4) during the second half.

Westbrook, Taj Gibson, Andre Roberson and Doug McDermott will all sit tonight for Thunder, who have clinched playoff position


Hello, again: Wolves at Lakers, one more time

Sunday night was the second game between the Wolves and Lakers at Staples Center in little more than three weeks and the third overall in that time. The teams played March 30 at Target Center, when the Lakers' Julius Randle, left, drove to the basket against the Wolves' Gorgui Dieng.

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.


Utah's Favors in, Hill out for tonight's game with Wolves

Utah Jazz forward Derrick Favors (15) shoots as Brooklyn Nets forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (24) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, March 3, 2017, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Tonight in Salt Lake City, the Jazz continue to aim for the playoffs, while the Wolves are down to four games left and counting.


If it's Tuesday, it must be Oakland for the Wolves

One night after beating Portland at home, the Wolves complete a back-to-back to remember by playing the Warriors in Oakland


Postgame: Wolves impressive in 1-point victory over Portland

Andrew Wiggins (22) and Karl-Anthony Towns attempted to block a shot by Damian Lillard (0) in the fourth quarter.

Monday'a 110-109 win over the Blazers was Minnesota's 10th straight victory in one-point games


Casspi: Wolves should win 50-plus games next season

Minnesota Timberwolves' Omri Casspi, left, drives past Los Angeles Lakers' Julius Randle during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, March 30, 2017, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

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.


Don't call it 'revenge,' but Wolves get another shot at Lakers

Minnesota Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio, left, of Spain, scrambles for a loose ball along with Los Angeles Lakers forward Julius Randle, center, and guard David Nwaba during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, March 24, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

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.


Streaking Wolves play a Pacers team that can't get one going either way

Indiana Pacers coach Nate McMillan

Losers of six consecutive games, the Wolves play the Pacers, who haven't won consecutive games since Feb. 6.


Shaq gets his statue prior to Lakers vs. Wolves in L.A.

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.


Omri Casspi set to make Wolves debut tonight vs. San Antonio

Omri Casspi

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.


NBA announces Wolves' 'Global Games' in China in October

Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai played host to a Pac-12 basketball game last year.

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.


With Bjelica out for the season, Wolves will sign Casspi

The Wolves will sign former Pelicans forward Omri Casspi for the rest of the season, not in time for this afternoon's game at New Orleans but by Tuesday's home game against San Antonio. He'll give the Wolves someone who can play multiple positions and shoot the three after they lost Nemanja Bjelica for the season Wednesday in Boston.

Wolves are replacing injured Nemanja Bjelica with eight-year veteran Omri Casspi, who, like Bjelica, plays both forward positions and shoot the three.


With Bjelica, Stephenson out, Wolves look at adding a healthy body

Timberwolves forward Nemanja Bjelica

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 IT factor: Celtics star Isaiah Thomas has it

Minnesota Timberwolves' Karl-Anthony Towns (32) and Boston Celtics' Isaiah Thomas compete during the NBA all-star skills competition in Toronto on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016.

The Timberwolves start a three-game trip in Boston against Celtics and All-Star guard Isaiah Thomas


Postgame: Rubio sets franchise record with 19 assists

Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio (9) set a franchise record with 19 assists against the Wizards on Monday night.

Wolves have now won four in a row at home.


Wolves to face hot Wizards tonight at Target Center

Wizards guard John Wall dribbled against Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio during a January 2017 game.

Wizards coach Scott Brooks has his team vying for the top spot in the Eastern Conference.


Rush on Durant-less Warriors tonight: "We're going to get their best shot"

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.


Wolves-Blazers postponement rescheduled for busy sports day

Crews wiped the floor at Target Center for Monday's game between the Timberwolves and Portland Trail Blazers. Ice under the floor and unseasonably warm, humid weather caused some condensation on the wood floor.

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.


Wolves re-sign Stephenson before meeting Clippers

Minnesota Timberwolves guard Lance Stephenson (7) passes away from Toronto Raptors forward Pascal Siakam (43), of Cameroon, during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017, in Minneapolis. The Timberwolves won 112-109. (AP Photo/Hannah Foslien) ORG XMIT: MNHF112

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