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Chip Scoggins is a sports columnist and enterprise writer for the Star Tribune. He has worked at the Star Tribune since 2000 and previously covered the Vikings, Gophers football, Wild, Wolves and high school sports.

Chip Scoggins is a sports columnist and enterprise writer for the Star Tribune. A graduate of the University of Missouri journalism school, Scoggins worked at newspapers in Texas, Connecticut, North Carolina and Chicago before joining the Star Tribune in 2000. He has been named Minnesota's Sportswriter of the Year four times by the National Sports Media Association.

Scoggins: Wolves' Kyle Anderson lives up to nickname

Running the game at his measured pace, Slo-Mo helped the Timberwolves avoid elimination in the conference finals.

Scoggins: Wolves' stand-in coach with stand-up timing faces biggest test yet

The Timberwolves, down 0-2, will need the comedic timing and sharp strategies of Micah Nori, who made fans with his choice of words in halftime interviews.

Scoggins: In battle of stars, Towns and Edwards are not showing up

The Mavericks have two stars bringing it in the Western Conference finals. If the Wolves' two All-Stars can't match, the season won't last much longer.

Scoggins: Flat KAT, tired Ant need jolt for Wolves to win series

Edwards looked lethargic. Towns missed too many shots. The Wolves' top two scoring threats made only 12 shots and scored 35 points combined in the Game 1 loss.

Scoggins: Edwards has great season . . . and adds great candor to it

The 22-year-old superstar shows no fear on the basketball court and no filter off it. The Words of Ant are always candid, often four-letter colorful, typically hysterical and loaded with insight.

Scoggins: Winfield Jr.'s record contract has roots in bedtime stories

Former Gophers star Antoine Winfield Jr., now with the Tampa Bay Bucs, would fall asleep learning lessons from his father that would make him an elite NFL defensive back.

Scoggins: 'When he plays well, we win.' McDaniels brings best to win

When Jaden McDaniels plays the way he did in Game 6, the Wolves can overwhelm any opponent. He needed only 10 shots to score 21 points.

Scoggins: Denver's Joker defies Wolves' attempts to stop him

Traditional defensive methods haven't worked in the playoffs against three-time MVP Nicola Jokic. So what can Wolves coach Chris Finch do about that for Game 6?

Scoggins: If Towns won't deliver, Wolves won't beat Denver

While Jamal Murray found his way back to a strong supporting role for the Nuggets in Game 4, Karl-Anthony Towns was completely out of balance. That has to change.

Scoggins: Wolves lost their identity in Game 3, and need to rediscover it quickly

Poor outside shooting and missed opportunities at the rim doomed the Wolves on Friday night. That will have to change for this to remain a series.