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76ers 93, Wolves 91: For Whom the Liberty Bell Tolls

It tolls for thee, Minnesota Timberwolves. The Wolves fell in a grotesque exhibition of something resembling basketball to the Philadelphia 76ers 93-91. The Sixers simply out-hustled, out-muscled, and out-willed the Wolves for nearly three quarters of the game, at one point building up a 26-point lead, before Karl-Anthony Towns and Zach LaVine came alive towards […]

Kings 109, Wolves 105: What We Have Here is a Failure to Communicate

The Minnesota Timberwolves fell to the Sacramento Kings 109-105 on Friday night in a game that could be described as anything but pretty. The referees sought to take control early in the game, calling 14 fouls in the first quarter (44 overall), including a technical foul on Wolves’ head coach Tom Thibodeau after two minutes […]

Timberwolves 92, Hawks 84: Once is Luck, Twice is a Streak

The Minnesota Timberwolves have won two games in a row and three of their last four after defeating the Atlanta Hawks Wednesday night by the score of 92-84. Despite their penchant for the opposite (at least prior to the last four games or so), the Wolves’ defense was strong against Atlanta, which resulted in the […]

Rockets 111, Wolves 109 (OT): What It Could Have Been

The Wolves had a 12 point lead with 2 minutes to go, and were playing one of their best games of the year. Then it disappeared.

Rumor Has It: Tiers For Theoretical Frontcourt Trade Targets

Brian Windhorst, on Tuesday’s episode of ESPN’s TrueHoop podcast, stated, “The word on the street is that the Wolves are starting to call around and looking to trade for frontcourt help.” Although Windhorst is widely connected within NBA circles, it should be emphasized that what he said is strictly a rumor, not a report, and […]

Knicks 118, Wolves 114: More of the Same

The Wolves fell 118-114 to the New York Knicks Friday night and, in many ways, the loss felt all too familiar. Much like in games previous, the Wolves dug themselves into an insurmountable hole due to coming out flat in one frame (Is the first quarter the new second quarter which was the old third […]

Grizzlies 93, Timberwolves 71: Grit and Grinded

The Grizzlies, in a throwback to the supposedly bygone days of Grit and Grind basketball, brutalized the Wolves 93-71 Saturday night, controlling the game from the opening tip. Although the game was neck and neck through the first half, Memphis dictated the flow of the game; the Grizzlies wore the Wolves down on both sides […]

A Look at Andrew Wiggins’ Defense

Ever since breaking into the league in September 2014, Andrew Wiggins has been a reliable force on offense. He can harass opposing team’s defense in a plethora of ways. The combination of his bouncy, sinewy athleticism and tendency to throw defenders out of position results in him getting to the foul line in myriad ways, […]

Wolves Win Big Against Short-Handed Grizzlies; Does That Mean Anything?

Let’s cut right to the chase: the Minnesota Timberwolves shellacked the Memphis Grizzlies during Tuesday night’s home opener to the tune of 116-80. After a slow, not-exactly-pretty first five minutes, which saw the lead undulate between the two teams, the Wolves pulled ahead 14-12 off of a Kris Dunn three-pointer and the team never trailed […]

How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference

Many have tossed out reasons as to why the Wolves have ultimately lost the first two games of this sapling season – “Tom Thibodeau doesn’t have this team prepared”, “The Wolves are just destined to be terrible” – but the most prevalent reason is also its most obvious: the Wolves have struggled to do “the little things.”