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Chris Hine is the Timberwolves reporter at the Star Tribune.

Chris Hine was the Star Tribune's sports analytics reporter before taking over the Wolves beat, He previously spent eight years covering college sports and the Chicago Blackhawks for the Chicago Tribune. He is an amateur piano player and songwriter in his spare time and has an unhealthy obsession with the music of Carole King. He is a 2009 graduate of the University of Notre Dame.

Wolves escape over Hawks 109-106 as Western Conference standings get crowded

Karl-Anthony Towns returned to the court for the Wolves, and with their win and Denver's loss to San Antonio, the Wolves, Nuggets and Thunder are in a three-way tie atop the West.

Taking stock of Wolves playoff seeding after the loss at Denver

While losing to the Nuggets hurt their hopes of being the No. 1 seed in the West, Timberwolves players didn't sound down about their fate.

Wolves lose showdown, fall behind Nuggets in battle for top seed

Nikola Jokic scored 41 points to power the Nuggets to a 116-107 victory that moved Denver one game ahead of the Wolves with two games remaining.

NBA won't intervene in Timberwolves ownership dispute

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said the league likely will leave the dispute between Glen Taylor, Alex Rodriguez and Marc Lore to the arbitration process.

Showdown in Denver tonight: Wolves-Nuggets battle should decide top seed

Expect both teams to go all out with home-court advantage through the first three rounds of the playoffs going to the Western Conference champion.

Good news for Timberwolves: KAT is cleared for practice

All-Star center Karl-Anthony Towns is recovering from left knee meniscus surgery on March 12.

Edwards continues play at a higher level as KAT remains out

The Wolves are 11-5 without Karl-Anthony Towns. Anthony Edwards is scoring more but it's his decision-making that's made the difference.

Timberwolves can't afford any kind of letdown vs. depleted Wizards

Washington, beset by injuries, has the second-worst record in the NBA entering Tuesday's game at Target Center.

What's the best first-round playoff match-up for the Wolves?

Even though the Timberwolves will be the higher seed in the first round of a playoff matchup, each potential opponent comes with a set of challenges.

'I want that.' Reid makes Sixth Man of Year case in Wolves win

Naz Reid didn't dance around the question after the Timberwolves beat the Lakers 127-117 with a big boost from his 31-point, 11-rebound night.