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Wolves 112, Bulls 105: Things that are working

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With all the losing, it’s easy (and important) to look at what isn’t working. When winning happens, it’s just as easy (and important) to look at what’s going well.

Timberwolves 108, Clippers 102: A breath of fresh air

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Zach LaVine making big plays, Andrew Wiggins with a big shot, and the clutchmeg from Ricky Rubio. Wolves over Clippers was a breath of fresh air.

Timberwolves 123, Thunder 126: Shop Talk

Nov 25, 2015; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves guard Andrew Wiggins (22) shakes hands with Minnesota Timberwolves forward Tayshaun Prince (12) after making a shot in the second half against the Atlanta Hawks at Target Center. The Timberwolves won 99-95. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Every game begins unknown. A few hours later, it’s decided: a win or a loss, binary, a one, a zero. But in between, there’s a well of experience for each of the fifteen or so players involved that fills up: expectations, perceptions, decisions, recognitions, surprises. As you line them up, the games stretch into a […]

KAT, Wiggins, LaVine all coming to dunk on you at the 2016 Rising Stars Challenge

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And it will be glorious.

Timberwolves 94, Mavericks 106: The Seven Karl-Anthony Towns Plays You Meet in Heaven

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It was coming the whole night in a game that fit the classic mold of one where the Timberwolves looked good, but never managed to definitively put the hammer down on the other team. They comprehensively winterized the Phoenix Suns over the weekend and then watched yet another 17-point lead slip out of their hands […]

Thunder 113, Timberwolves 93: What a glorious “failure” it must be

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The Thunder are brilliant reminders that ultimate success can be fleeting, but they’re still the model for the Wolves.

Thunder 101, Timberwolves 96: Both Sides of Nostalgia

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There was bad on “Throwback Night” against the Thunder, but there was also good. We look at both.

Timberwolves 94, Jazz 80: Keeping the Momentum

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Sometimes, on a night of bad basketball, a few momentum-setting plays is what it takes to hold a lead and get the win.

Pacers 102, Timberwolves 88: That thing got out of control

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One big no-call led to the Wolves crumbling. What if…?

Spurs 108, Wolves 83: Ugly Offense (and great Spurs D) on Ugly Sweater Night

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The Spurs Spurs’d on defense again tonight.