Dusk and Twilight: Kobe and KG fade out in different ways

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Kobe Bryant seems to be holding the Lakers hostage; Kevin Garnett seems to be a foul-mouthed tour guide escorting the young Timberwolves to success.

Clippers 110, Wolves 106: Losing and Learning

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When does a loss get trumped by the learning experiences that come from it? Sam Mitchell thought tonight was one of those games.

Trail Blazers 109, Timberwolves 103: The good and bad of Sam Mitchell

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The Sam Mitchell conversation is getting heated and I need to get all of my thoughts out about it.

Zach LaVine: Two-foot or Not Two-foot?

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During the Timberwolves-Hawks game the other night, Jim Petersen again brought up something he’s mentioned several times during the season: Zach LaVine’s finishing off of one-foot on drives versus finishing off two-feet. In a nutshell, Petersen’s contention was that LaVine is a more consistent finisher at the rim off two-feet than one because it gives […]

Magic 96, Wolves 93: The run came, but wasn’t enough

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The Wolves went on a run in the 2nd half, and made it a game. Ultimately, it wasn’t enough against a sound effort from the Magic.

Clippers 107, Timberwolves 99: Of chance, and of real skill

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It’s a small way to measure rebuilding success, and it might even sound like a backhanded compliment (or the product of very low expectations), but the Wolves haven’t been blown out much in their 17 games, and that’s a really good sign.

Timberwolves 101, Kings 91: Looking for the cliff

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When is it safe to think good things are happening with the Wolves?

Timberwolves 99, Hawks 95: Halves and Halves-Nots

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This was a tale of two halves, but not in the way the first meeting between these two teams was, when the Timberwolves roared out to a 34 point lead only to see it evaporate as they narrowly squeaked out a win in Atlanta against the Hawks. No: tonight the game was close just about […]

A SportVu deep dive into the Timberwolves’ young season

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Over the past couple of seasons, NBA.com has made Synergy Sports data more and more available in ever-increasing detail. While the numbers certainly shouldn’t be taken as Gospel, and subjective factors must always be kept in mind, it can be quite informative to jump into the advanced statistics in an attempt to learn a little […]

Wolves 100, Sixers 95: Andrew Wiggins went into assassin mode

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The game looked bad early, but Andrew Wiggins didn’t want to lose.

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