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Blazers 105, Wolves 98: Whats Cooler than Being Cool? ICE COLD (in the 4th)

The Minnesota Timberwolves squandered away yet another double-digit lead Thursday night, losing to the Portland Trail Blazers by the score of 105-98. This was the 21st time this season that the Wolves have led by double-digits yet came away with the loss. With Andrew Wiggins, Ricky Rubio, and Karl-Anthony Towns leading the way and combining […]

Kings 123, Wolves 117: Tanks One to Know One

The Minnesota Timberwolves crumbled against the Sacramento Kings Saturday night to the tune of 123-117. The Wolves lead the Kings 31-18 after the first quarter, but proceeded to get molly-whopped over the final three frames by the score of 105-92; truthfully, it wasn’t even that close. This was the 15th time this season that the […]

Blazers 112, Wolves 100: It Tanks Two to Tango

The Minnesota Timberwolves fell to the Portland Trail Blazers Saturday night by the score of 112-100, but the game was nowhere near as close as the score might indicate. The Wolves, who led for less than thirty seconds the entire game, were unable to hinder Portland’s dynamic trio of C.J. McCollum, Damian Lillard, and Jusuf […]

Bucks 102, Wolves 95: The Bucks (Don’t) Stop Here

The Minnesota Timberwolves fell to the Milwaukee Bucks Saturday night by the score of 102-95. After fighting tooth and nail the night prior against the Golden State Warriors (catch Andy’s killer recap here), the Wolves came out flat and were never really able to perk up. Save for Karl-Anthony Towns and Ricky Rubio, the team […]

Is Motor Learning the Reason Why The Wolves Are Suddenly Good at Defense?

This season did not begin the way the Minnesota Timberwolves wanted. After being projected by many to once again compete for the playoffs, to fulfill their destiny as the Oklahoma City Thunder reincarnate, the Wolves stumbled to a 6-18 record out of the gate. Their offense wasn’t the main factor during their sluggish start – […]

On the Complex and Polarizing Ricky Rubio

Beloved by many and castigated by the rest, Ricky Rubio’s value within the ever-evolving world of the NBA has been endlessly analyzed and debated since his arrival prior to the 2011-12 season. “Can a team win with Rubio as their point guard?” “You know he can’t shoot, right? You need shooters in today’s NBA.” “Sure, […]

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 […]

On the Anatomy, Biomechanics, and Dumb Luck Behind Zach LaVine’s Torn ACL

It was announced Saturday afternoon that Zach LaVine tore his ACL during the third quarter of the Wolves’ recent loss to the Detroit Pistons meaning that his season is done. “Torn ACL” is a common injury across all sports and has worked its way into nearly every fan’s lexicon, but what exactly is the ACL? […]