Wolves star Jimmy Butler is getting more buckets from mid-range and torturing defenses while remaining an elite defender.
Houston forwards Trevor Ariza and Gerald Green were each suspended two games Wednesday for entering the Clippers' locker room seeking a confrontation after Houston's loss at Staples Center on Monday night.
After a scuffle earlier in Tuesday's Magic-Timberwolves game, Aaron Afflalo decided he'd had enough of Nemanja Bjelica.
Orlando veteran Arron Afflalo will miss two next games for throwing a wild punch aimed at the head of Timberwolves forward Nemanja Bjelica, who didn't receive any disciplinary action from the NBA on Thursday.
Rockets superstar James Harden is expected back tonight on a minutes restriction vs. Timberwolves after he missed last seven games because of hamstring strain.
The NBA's leading scorer at 32.3 points a game, Rockets guard James Harden missed the past seven games because of a Grade 2 hamstring strain. He could return against the Wolves on a minutes' restriction
The players were ejected after Arron Afflalo threw a haymaker punch that appeared to graze Bjelica's head. Bjelica then wrapped Affalo in a headlock
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"They played better than us," Butler said. "They played harder than we did. They did everything right. We didn't play the way we were supposed to and they whipped our butts. I'm happy."
Wolves star Jimmy Butler said his team needed to "humble our damn selves" after their recent 12-3 stretch, and they sure did Tuesday at Orlando.
A recap of the Wolves' 108-102 loss at Orlando Tuesday.
The Wolves' five-game win streak ended at the hands of a Magic team that hadn't won since Dec. 6.
The Wolves just completed the second 5-0 homestand in franchise history and have won 12 of their past 15 games.
Wolves guard Marcus Georges-Hunt signed on with them after Magic released him in July.
Star Tribune sports is expanding to include analytics-based stories and a reporter fascinated with such things.
More and more, the accepted offensive formula for winning in the NBA includes lots of three-pointers plus lots of lay-ups and dunks. The Wolves aren't going there.
Here's a look at the Wolves' recently-concluded five-game – and 5-0 – homestand:
The Wolves completed only the second 5-0 homestand in franchise history (the other one was 17 years ago) and have won their last eight games at home.
The former Duke star is playing for the Iowa Wolves of the G League.
GAME RECAPImpact player Jimmy Butler, WolvesHe finished with 24 points, making seven of 11 field goals and nine of 11 free throws. He also…