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Wolves 112, Denver 99: Rocky Mountain Highlights

The Timberwolves defeated a beleaguered Denver Nuggets team 112-99 on Wednesday night in Denver. The Nuggets were coming off a signature win of sorts, after 132-110 drubbing of the Golden State Warriors on Monday in Denver. The Nuggz team that dominated the league’s best team didn’t show up at the Pepsi Center Wednesday night, at […]

Cavaliers 116, Timberwolves 108: A love letter of sorts to basketball fun

Andrew Wiggins showed out, LeBron James was LeBron James, and the Wolves fell to the champs.

Wolves 117, Bulls 89: Minnesota-Chicago Part ‘Deau

The Minnesota Timberwolves defeated the Chicago Bulls Sunday afternoon by the score of 117-89, sweeping the season series 2-0. The visiting Bulls’ forces were weakened due to a bought with the injury bug; stars Jimmy Butler (heel) and Dwyane Wade (wrists), as well as role players Nikola Mirotic (back spasms) and Paul Zipser (food poising), […]

Pelicans 122, Wolves 106: “We’ve Got to Fix It.”

The Minnesota Timberwolves fell to the New Orleans Pelicans Friday night by the score of 122-106 in another disappointing display of inconsistent effort and putrid defense. Though you wouldn’t know it by the final result, the Wolves, specifically Karl-Anthony Towns, were destroyers of worlds in the first quarter. Towns appeared to take his matchup against […]

A Look at the Timberwolves’ Scoring Efficiency So Far in 2016-17

The Timberwolves are now 50 games into the 2016-17 season. How are the team’s key players performing in Tom Thibodeau’s system? I discuss this below.*

Pistons 116, Wolves 108: Let’s Talk About Shabazz Muhammad

The Wolves fell to the Detroit Pistons Friday night by the score of 116-108. Detroit’s Marcus Morris, Jon Leuer, and Andre Drummond were the major forces that simply overpowered the Wolves. Morris and Leuer combined for an audacious 60 points on a miraculous nine of 16 from three (both players entered the night shooting 32.4% […]

Cavaliers 125, Wolves 97: A Perfect Storm

The Wolves have played well as of late. The defending champs have not. The stars aligned in this one, just not in the away team’s favor.

Emptying Out My Notebook: On Tom Thibodeau and Home/Road Numbers

Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve wrestled with two topics that I’ve wanted to write about, but couldn’t quite formulate enough thoughts for them to warrant their own posts. The first topic is Tom Thibodeau and the semi-constantly present notion that perhaps he isn’t the best coach for this iteration of the Minnesota Timberwolves. […]

Wolves 112, Suns 111: Winning in Winning Time

  Another game, another double-digit lead, and another close call for the Timberwolves, who pulled off a 112-111 win against the Phoenix Suns at the last-second Tuesday night in Phoenix. That’s right, another win for the Wolves in a close game instead of the close losses to which Minnesota fans became so accustomed over the first several […]

State of the Offense, Part 2: What is a Zach LaVine?

As we near halfway through the season, it’s time to look and see where the Wolves are stacking up on both ends of the floor. It has become clear that this team’s defensive limitations have held this team back. Their defensive rating is seventh worst in the NBA, and their defensive transition numbers are the […]