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Celtics beat Bulls 108-97, take 3-2 lead in series

Boston Celtics center Al Horford (42) slams a dunk against the Chicago Bulls during the fourth quarter of a first-round NBA playoff basketball game in Boston, Wednesday, April 26, 2017. The Celtics defeated the Bulls 108-97. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

The Celtics and Bulls found another thing to argue about after Game 5 of their spirited first-round playoff series:

Paul scores 29, Clippers beat Jazz 98-93 to force Game 7

Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul (3) drives around Utah Jazz's George Hill (3) and Boris Diaw, center, during the first half in Game 6 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Friday, April 28, 2017, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Clippers coach Doc Rivers put it simply when he said Chris Paul willed his team to victory with the season on the line.


You can quote me on that ... T-shirt

Part of Grizzlies coach David Fizdale's Game 2 postgame rant, thanks to quick thinking/work by the team's PR staff, became a rallying cry on T-shirts before Game 3 against the Spurs -- and they won! So we wondered: What Minnesota sports quotes or slogans might have deserved such iron-on immortality?


Why declaring for NBA draft is no longer a simple in-or-out situation

A rule passed before last season allows underclassmen to fully experience the pre-draft process before making a binding decision.


Wolves improve draft chances in pre-lottery draw

The Wolves now have a 43.9 percent chance in May 16 lottery to pick sixth and a slightly better than 1 in 20 chance to win the No. 1 overall pick.


Thibodeau praises Rubio - with a caveat

Ricky Rubio made strides this season, yes. But Timberwolves coach and president of basketball operations Tom Thibodeau also took a long look at other guards in the season finale.


With the 6th, 7th or 8th pick in the NBA draft, the Timberwolves will ...

The Wolves will have about a 1 in 20 chance at the No. 1 pick and about a 1 in 5 chance of moving into the top three. But what about the likelier outcomes?


Coming and going: A look into the Timberwolves future

As the Wolves put the 2016-17 season behind them, you can raise questions about the status of a number of the players on their current roster


Five questions facing the Timberwolves this offseason

What to keep an eye on as the Wolves head into the offseason for a 13th consecutive year without a playoffs berth.


Timberwolves' young foundation facing a 'critical summer'

Tom Thibodeau believes Timberwolves stars Karl-Anthony Towns, 21, and Andrew Wiggins, 22, have found something together despite a 51-loss season. Next up: more development.


Final Timberwolves 2016-17 statistics


Out with a whimper: Wolves season ends with sixth consecutive loss

Tom Thibodeau's first season as Minnesota's coach and president of basketball operations came to a close Wednesday night with a 123-118 loss in Houston.


Wolves finish season 31-51 after loss at Houston

From the locker room after the Wolves finished their season at Houston by losing a sixth consecutive game.


Wolves-Houston game recap

A look back at Wednesday's season finale.


Reusse: For Wolves, new looks rarely lead beyond old results

With a new logo and renovation for Target Center in 2017-18 the Wolves are headed for their fourth reset this decade. The only constant? Discouragement.


Want to break a world record? Join the Harlem Globetrotters

Once you make it to the Globetrotters, the Guinness folks apparently come looking for you.


'Spot on' to 'trash': New Wolves logo stirs up strong reaction

Disappointment dominated startribune.com comments and social media buzz. Many of the comments combined their frustration for the Wolves' new logo and on-court product.


Timberwolves unveil new logo and team colors

The Timberwolves on Tuesday unveiled a new logo and color scheme during halftime of their final home game of the season.


Poll: How do you like the Wolves' new logo?