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The Wolves Beat

The Wolves Beat

Chris Hine covers the Minnesota Timberwolves for the Star Tribune.


Bench continues to give Timberwolves a lift

Minnesota Timberwolves forward Anthony Tolliver hit a 3-pointer over Philadelphia 76ers forward James Ennis III

The Timberwolves' second unit played well for a second consecutive night.


Towns evades foul trouble in big night vs. Memphis

Karl-Anthony Towns had 33 points and 23 rebounds in a win over the Grizzlies.


Josh Okogie a bright spot in Timberwolves loss to Rockets

Timberwolves rookie Josh Okogie went up for a shot as the Rockets' PJ Tucker defended in the first half Sunday night.

The rookie bounced back from recent struggles with solid defense on James Harden and 21 points.


Timberwolves, Reynolds agree to multi-year contract

Timberwolves guard Cameron Reynolds during the second half against Denver earlier this month.

Cameron Reynolds, who was on his second 10-day contract, is going to be a member for the Wolves for a while longer


Foul trouble comes back to haunt Towns in loss to Jazz

Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns reacts after being called for a foul during the second half

Karl-Anthony Towns on Thursday fouled out for the ninth time this season.


Postgame: Teague, Gibson step up for shorthanded Wolves

Taj Gibson (left) and Jeff Teague stepped up their scoring to make up for the injured Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins in the Timberwolves' 103-9

Jeff Teague and Taj Gibson filled the scoring void left by injured Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins.


Postgame: Rose goes beyond his (minutes) limit in Timberwolves win

Derrick Rose (guarding Washington guard Bradley Beal) extended his playing time to 30 minutes -- and scored 29 points, including a clutch basketball i

Derrick Rose extended his playing time to 30 minutes as the Wolves defeated the Wizards.


Gibson: Flagrant foul against Drummond wasn't 'malicious'

Pistons guard Langston Galloway holds back center Andre Drummond after Timberwolves forward Taj Gibson fouled Drummond during the second half

Taj Gibson on Wednesday was ejected for the second time this season for the foul in the fourth quarter.


Postgame: Wolves at a loss to explain road losses

Wolves interim coach Ryan Saunders blamed Sunday’s loss to the Wizards on a lack of defensive intensity.

The Timberwolves completed their fourth winless road trip of three or more games this season


Towns' big night goes to waste in Wolves' loss to Pacers

Karl-Anthony Towns shoots against the Pacers' Kyle O'Quinn

Karl-Anthony Towns had a season high 42 points against the Pacers.


Atlanta's Collins, Young take it to the Wolves

Atlanta's young duo was hard to stop for the Timberwolves.


Tolliver has his shot - and his confidence - working for Wolves

Minnesota Timberwolves forward Anthony Tolliver

Anthony Tolliver scored a season-high 16 points in Karl-Anthony Towns' absence.


Bayless adds to Wolves' growing list of injured point guards

Timberwolves guard Jerryd Bayless

Jerryd Bayless left Thursday's game because of a big right toe injury. He's the fourth injured point guard for the Wolves.


Wolves are worth almost $1 billion more now than a decade ago

Wolves are worth almost $1 billion more now than a decade ago

The Wolves may rank toward the bottom of the league, but their $1.26 billion value represents a 19 percent increase from a season ago.


Saric's performance a bright spot for Wolves during heartbreaking loss

Timberwolves forward Dario Saric, left, drives against Memphis guard Mike Conley

Dario Saric had a season-high 22 points off the bench Tuesday.


Derrick Rose said he plans on playing tonight

Derrick Rose was an MVP in Chicago before he was ravaged by injuries. He was near the top of NBA All-Star voting, but was not named a starter.

Rose has missed the last three games with right ankle soreness


Unusual lineup produces for Wolves in win over Memphis

Wolves interim head coach Ryan Saunders embraced Grizzlies coach and fellow Gophers product J.B. Bickerstaff on Wednesday night. BACKGROUND INFORMATIO

The Wolves had a lineup that featured four bench forwards and a point guard for a stretch Wednesday night.


Postgame: Jazz pick-and-roll picks apart Wolves

Wolves center Karl-Anthony Towns broke up a shot attempt by Utah's Rudy Gobert in the second half Sunday.

Utah utilized the pick-and-roll to great effect in its victory over the Wolves.


Taj Gibson on ejection: 'I just lost it.'

Wolves forward Taj Gibson defended Utah's Rudy Gobert in the first half Friday. Gibson was ejected in the third quarter.

Taj Gibson said he planned to apologize to official James Williams after GIbson was ejected in Friday's loss to Utah.


Dieng questions ejection: 'He's the one who tried to hit me, right?'

Wolves center Gorgui Dieng left the court after being ejected following an altercation with the Suns' Devin Booker during the second half Tuesday.

The NBA can be can't miss television, even on a night when the Timberwolves crush the Suns 118-91, because you never know what might happen to entertain you.