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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 […]

Report: Wolves Closing in on Deal with Omri Casspi

After an injury to Nemanja Bjelica, reports suggest the Wolves may have found their replacement.

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 113, Kings 104: Far Away, So Close

Look at the last stretch of games for the Minnesota Timberwolves since the start of the second week of March and you can see that this team might actually be starting to make a little sense. They’re young and talented, with a starting lineup that’s beginning to gel, but are still inexperienced overall when it […]

Timberwolves 101, Kings 91: Looking for the cliff

When is it safe to think good things are happening with the Wolves?

Timberwolves 104, Kings 102: What's in a trade?

I’m fascinated with how we judge/view trades. As soon as a trade is completed, we judge the winners and losers of a trade. This is weird because we don’t wait to see how it works; we simply project our own values and expertise onto the transaction and start deciding how good or bad a deal […]

Timberwolves 108, Kings 111: Since Feeling Is First

There’s an old maxim that says when infidelity becomes an issue in a relationship, it’s not actually the problem — it’s just a symptom of a more fundamental flaw. Don’t worry: The Timberwolves aren’t cheating, although at this point I think a good chunk of the fanbase would be all right with them giving that […]

Kings 101, Timberwolves 98: The Discovery of a World Inside the Moone

Today we’re going to talk about the philosophical concept of microcosm. Don’t run away! This stuff is cool, I promise. Or, at least as cool as looking at how a season’s worth of frustration can be contained and reflected in a minute and a half of basketball. Here we go:

Timberwolves 97, Kings 89: This Is Basketball—The Gods Will Not Save You (Every Time)

The five-game losing streak is no more. And yes, it was snapped against a team now in sole possession of the worst record in the West and just as prone to meltdowns as the Wolves. But as is often said, you have to win the ones you’re supposed to win, and Minnesota won this game […]

Timberwolves 92, Kings 80: the bloom on the rose

Its a bit embarrassing to look back on what I’ve written on home openers of years past and find an optimism that ended up being thoroughly unwarranted. In those back pages, you’ll find glowing talk of the newfound wing athleticism brought by Wes Johnson and Michael Beasley. You’ll hear about the possibility inherent in the […]