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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 […]

Wolves 111, Nuggets 108: Clash of the Titans

The Wolves defeated the Denver Nuggets 111-108 Sunday night. The victory was the Wolves’ fourth straight win at home, a feat that hasn’t been accomplished since 2012, and also broke the team’s four-game losing streak to the Nuggets. However, the main storyline of the night was the matchup between two of the NBA’s most talented […]

Timberwolves 103, Nuggets 105: Sweet Oblivion

After a loss like last night’s, it is so tempting to sink into the soft oblivion of believing there is one major flaw that is keeping the Minnesota Timberwolves from getting over the hump and into basic respectability. You’ll hear it from more casual basketball fans who drop in to watch a Wolves game now […]

Can Bjelica Be Elite (Son)?

There’s a lot that Nemanja Bjelica can and often does do right, mechanically speaking. He can make 3-pointers (although his 38.4% percentage on them last year has dipped pretty far to 23.1% this season), he is capable of seeing the floor well and making the right pass. He is 6-10, and although he will never […]

Timberwolves 93, Nuggets 109: The Force Is Having Trouble Getting Out of Bed

A long time ago in a galaxy not so far away, there was the original Star Wars trilogy, and a little later, there were the Minnesota Timberwolves of the mid-90s to early 2000s, led by Kevin Garnett. Neither was perfect. Star Wars was ridden with adventure movie clichés and saddled with some odd character choices […]

Timberwolves 95, Denver 78: We don’t need an #OkaforWatch

Karl-Anthony Towns played like a star in just his second game as the Wolves beat the Nuggets.

Nuggets 100, Timberwolves 85: The Next Movement

Q: Did you think Denver would come out with life and zip after the previous two days? A: “No, to be honest, they quit on Brian Shaw and they’ll quit again. A quitter is a quitter. That was my take on that.”  – Kevin Garnett This directed to whoever in listening range Yo the whole […]

Timberwolves 113, Nuggets 105: Andrew Wiggins is a lightning sword

At a certain point, I feel like I’ve really got to make a conscious effort to pace myself with writing about Andrew Wiggins. Ideally, I’d get to break down every game of his, possession by possession. Like an overzealous father with a camcorder (I guess an iPhone in today’s modernity), I want to show not […]

Nuggets 110, Wolves 101: Boy, that escalated quickly

Last night was tough. It wasn’t just basketball, either. On my way into the Target Center to see the Wolves play the Denver Nuggets, I came to find that the already-freezing outdoors had added some precipitation to the equation, making the drive into downtown that much slower and less enjoyable. Considering the Wolves’ 11-game losing […]

Timberwolves 102, Nuggets 106: Consider It a Promise Not a Threat

If you’re a fan of any one team in the NBA, there are players on other teams that strike fear in your heart. These can be particular to your team — the Trail Blazers’ Wes Matthews has attempted more 3-pointers against the Wolves (125) than any other team and has his best true shooting percentage […]