Kevin Garnett attended a Timberwolves game for the first time this season, wearing one of the team's Prince-inspired City Edition jerseys during a victory over Portland.
JJ Redick jokingly bet new 76ers teammate Jimmy Butler on the bench that he wouldn't call "game" on the final shot. Butler responded with "bet."
"Unfortunately there was not a lot of communication but at the end of the day I'm a professional," Anthony Tolliver said of his riding the bench vs. New Orleans and Portland.
The Wolves have been riding a hot streak since they traded Jimmy Butler to the 76ers. They are fourth in defensive rating, allowing 99.7 points per 100 possessions, since trading Butler to Philadelphia.
Twelve days after losing by 30 in Portland, and on a night dedicated to Prince with Kevin Garnett sitting courtside, the Wolves on Friday started quick and never let up for a third consecutive win on this five-game homestand.
A look back at Friday night's game.
Strong work ethic in their first appearances Wednesday night by Robert Covington and Dario Saric eased the transition with Wolves.
The Wolves last faced the Blazers on Nov. 4, falling 111-81 in Portland for their second 30-point defeat of the season.
Ashley Moyer-Gleich is eight years removed from playing in the NCAA Division II tournament. Natalie Sago officiated her first game six years ago, and the…
During Robert Covington's 41 minutes, his new teammates learned that his status as an all-NBA defender is 100 percent legitimate.
RandBall says we’ll need a larger sample size than one game to decide if the Wolves are somehow better than they were last season with Butler. But you can at least see how the pieces fit together.
It was a fine Timberwolves debut for Robert Covington and Dario Saric, combined with Karl-Anthony Towns getting off to a hot start and Andrew Wiggins stepping up with a huge dunk near the end.
There is no doubt the Wolves, without recent draft blunders, would have a more impressive roster. But now finally rid of Butler, the team has a chance to more forward.
One advantage of playing at shooting guard, Wiggins said, was that he likely would see smaller defenders playing him.
Rookie Josh Okogie came up big in the fourth quarter of Wednesday's victory.
Here is how new Wolves Robert Covington and Dario Saric did Wednesday night:
Wolves center Karl-Anthony Towns fought through foul trouble to score 25 points on 9-for-17 shooting, grab 16 rebounds with two blocks and three assists and multiple big plays late.
The Timberwolves defeated the New Orleans Pelicans 107-100 on Wednesday night at Target Center.
To Glen Taylor, the most glaring problems came later in games when he could see how the Jimmy Butler situation weighed on the team's young players, including Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins.
It was hard to find a time when the new Wolves smiled during their press conference Tuesday. But Robert Covington, a defensive ace, talked about 'the new opportunity' in front of them.