Timberwolves coach Chris Finch (left) and executive vice president Sachin Gupta still compare notes often, as they did when both worked in the Houston

Wolves boss, coach have long history of working well together

Sachin Gupta and Chris Finch talk frequently, and honestly, about the team, just as they did during their days in the Houston Rockets organization.
Daily Delivery

Timberwolves throw tantrums + a visit with Kaapo Kahkonen

January 20
Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns (32) talks to referee Bill Kennedy during the first half of the team's NBA basketball game against th
One night after beating the Knicks, Karl-Anthony Towns and Anthony Edwards unraveled in Atlanta. D'Angelo Russell talks about emotions on the Daily Delivery podcast. Also, Wild goalie Kaapo Kahkonen visits with Michael Rand.

Irving fined $25,000 by NBA for cursing at fan in Cleveland

January 21
Kyrie Irving
Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving was fined $25,000 by the NBA on Thursday for cursing at a fan in Cleveland.
Wolves
January 20
Minnesota Timberwolves coach Chris Finch talks with forward Anthony Edwards (1) during the first half of the team's NBA basketball game against the At

Edwards ejected, Towns fumes as Wolves unravel in loss to Atlanta

Amid Karl-Anthony Towns' complaining and Anthony Edwards' outburst, the Wolves turned a 12-point halftime lead into a 12-point loss in Atlanta.
The Wolves Beat
January 19
Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns (32) reacted to foul by Hawks forward Onyeka Okongwu (17) during the second half Wednesday.

Russell hopes Towns can keep frustration with refs from affecting play

D'Angelo Russell said there's "a time to be rah-rah and rowdy with the refs" while not having it bleed over into every play.
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) after sinking a fourth quarter basket Thursday night. He finished the game with 46 points.
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Wolves
January 19

Wednesday's Wolves-Atlanta game recap

The Wolves were assessed three technical fouls in the third quarter, and Atlanta rolled.
Wolves
January 19
Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns drove to the basket against Knicks guard Immanuel Quickley (5) and center Taj Gibson.

Wolves go to Towns. KAT's tough last-minute score boosts team to win

Madison Square Garden holds a special place for Karl-Anthony Towns, who created a forever memory for himself during the Wolves' 112-110 victory over the Knicks.
Wolves
January 19
The Minnesota Timberwolves' D'Angelo Russell (0), Karl-Anthony Towns (32), and Jaylen Nowell (4) celebrate during the second half against the New York

A big Wolves win — and big words from Karl-Anthony Towns

Towns made the biggest play of the game and then showed some of his growth with his postgame comments. Hear them on the Daily Delivery podcast. Also, basketball talk with Kent Youngblood on the Lynx and Gophers women.
The Wolves Beat
January 18
Knicks center Mitchell Robinson defends  Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns during Tuesday’s game.

Wolves proud of effort vs. Knicks; Edwards praises Thibodeau in his own way

Karl-Anthony Towns says the Wolves have found ways in the past to lose games like Tuesday's nail-biter.
Wolves
January 18

Tuesday's Timberwolves-N.Y. Knicks game recap

Karl-Anthony Towns converted a go-ahead three-point play with 29 seconds left.

nba

  • Western Conference
    Northwest w l pct gb home away last 10
    Utah 30 16 .652 0 15-9 15-7 4-6
    Denver 23 21 .523 6 12-9 11-12 5-5
    Minnesota 22 23 .489 7.5 12-10 10-13 6-4
    Portland 19 26 .422 10.5 14-11 5-15 6-4
    Oklahoma City 14 31 .311 15.5 8-14 6-17 1-9
  • Pacific w l pct gb home away last 10
    Phoenix 35 9 .795 0 17-5 18-4 8-2
    Golden State 33 13 .717 3 20-4 13-9 4-6
    LA Lakers 23 23 .500 13 15-12 8-11 6-4
    LA Clippers 23 24 .489 13.5 15-12 8-12 4-6
    Sacramento 18 29 .383 18.5 12-16 6-13 3-7
  • Southwest w l pct gb home away last 10
    Memphis 32 16 .667 0 17-9 15-7 8-2
    Dallas 26 20 .565 5 14-9 12-11 8-2
    New Orleans 17 28 .378 13.5 10-11 7-17 4-6
    San Antonio 17 29 .370 14 9-14 8-15 3-7
    Houston 14 33 .298 17.5 7-13 7-20 4-6
  • Eastern Conference
    Central w l pct gb home away last 10
    Chicago 28 16 .636 0 16-6 12-10 4-6
    Milwaukee 29 19 .604 1 16-8 13-11 4-6
    Cleveland 27 19 .587 2 12-9 15-10 7-3
    Indiana 17 29 .370 12 12-12 5-17 3-7
    Detroit 11 34 .244 17.5 7-14 4-20 4-6
  • Atlantic w l pct gb home away last 10
    Brooklyn 29 16 .644 0 12-11 17-5 6-4
    Philadelphia 26 19 .578 3 10-10 16-9 7-3
    Toronto 22 21 .512 6 12-11 10-10 6-4
    Boston 23 24 .489 7 15-10 8-14 5-5
    New York 22 24 .478 7.5 11-14 11-10 5-5
  • Southeast w l pct gb home away last 10
    Miami 29 17 .630 0 15-5 14-12 6-4
    Charlotte 26 20 .565 3 13-6 13-14 7-3
    Washington 23 23 .500 6 13-10 10-13 5-5
    Atlanta 20 25 .444 8.5 11-11 9-14 4-6
    Orlando 8 39 .170 21.5 2-17 6-22 1-9
  • Points
    T. Young ATL 1144
    G. Antetokounmpo MIL 1116
    S. Curry GSW 1103
    J. Tatum BOS 1085
    D. DeRozan CHI 1064
  • Rebounds
    R. Gobert UTA 615
    N. Jokic DEN 541
    D. Sabonis IND 523
    J. Valanciunas NOP 504
    C. Capela ATL 477
  • Assists
    C. Paul PHX 440
    J. Harden BKN 401
    T. Young ATL 386
    D. Murray SAS 366
    R. Westbrook LAL 358
  • Field Goal Percentage
    R. Gobert UTA .714
    J. Allen CLE .695
    D. Gafford WAS .691
    J. McGee PHX .656
    M. Harrell WAS .653
  • Blocked Shots
    M. Turner IND 118
    J. Jackson Jr. MEM 104
    R. Gobert UTA 95
    M. Bamba ORL 77
    R. Williams BOS 76
  • Steals
    C. Paul PHX 85
    D. Murray SAS 82
    M. Smart BOS 74
    T. Haliburton SAC 71
    F. VanVleet TOR 66
  • Thursday, January 20
    Phoenix 109, Dallas 101, F New Orleans 102, New York 91, F Indiana 121, Golden State 117, F
  • Friday, January 21
    Charlotte 121, Oklahoma City 98, F LA Lakers 116, Orlando 105, F LA Clippers 102, Philadelphia 101, F
    Portland 109, Boston 105, F Atlanta 110, Miami 108, F Toronto 109, Washington 105, F
    Milwaukee 94, Chicago 90, F Brooklyn 117, San Antonio 102, F Memphis 122, Denver 118, F
    Utah 111, Detroit 101, F Golden State 105, Houston 103, F
  • Today, January 22
    Sacramento @ Milwaukee Oklahoma City @ Cleveland Indiana @ Phoenix
  • Sunday, January 23
    LA Clippers @ New York Boston @ Washington LA Lakers @ Miami
    Chicago @ Orlando Portland @ Toronto Atlanta @ Charlotte
    Philadelphia @ San Antonio Memphis @ Dallas Detroit @ Denver
    Brooklyn @ Minnesota Utah @ Golden State
  • Monday, January 24
    New York @ Cleveland Chicago @ Oklahoma City Indiana @ New Orleans
    Utah @ Phoenix
  • Tuesday, January 25
    Denver @ Detroit LA Clippers @ Washington Charlotte @ Toronto
    New Orleans @ Philadelphia Sacramento @ Boston LA Lakers @ Brooklyn
    San Antonio @ Houston Dallas @ Golden State Minnesota @ Portland
  • Wednesday, January 26
    Milwaukee @ Cleveland Charlotte @ Indiana LA Clippers @ Orlando
    Sacramento @ Atlanta New York @ Miami Denver @ Brooklyn
    Toronto @ Chicago Memphis @ San Antonio Phoenix @ Utah
    Dallas @ Portland
  • Thursday, January 27
    LA Lakers @ Philadelphia Minnesota @ Golden State
Wolves
January 18
Hawks guard Trae Young (guarded by the Timberwolves’ Leandro Bolmaro), who is averaging 27.7 points per game this season, scored 29 points in a 121-

Gameday preview: Minnesota has had trouble winning in Atlanta

The Hawks lead the all-time series 39-23 and is 23-8 vs. the Wolves at home.
Wolves
January 18
Timberwolves guard Jaylen Nowell, in his third NBA season, now takes film study more seriously than mere “entertainment.”

Nowell credits focus in film room for improvement with Wolves

"When I was watching film my first and second year, it was more entertainment," third-year pro Jaylen Nowell said.
Wolves
January 17
The Timberwolves will face former coach Tom Thibodeau in New York.

Wolves-New York game preview: A near-.500 team vs. an at-.500 team

The Wolves look to climb back to .500 at Madison Square Garden.
Wolves
January 17
Fans watched Karl-Anthony Towns and the Timberwolves face the Warriors at Target Center on Sunday with a mask mandate back in effect.

Towns applauds Minneapolis' vaccine mandate at Target Center

Karl-Anthony Towns, who lost his mother to the coronavirus, said he highly recommends the vaccine but strongly believes in freedom of choice in America.
Wolves
January 17
Wolves crush Warriors with dominant 2nd half,  Beasley's barrage

Wolves crush Warriors with dominant 2nd half, Beasley's barrage

Malik Beasley's three-pointers helped the Wolves break open the game late in the third quarter in front of a sellout crowd, including many fans wearing jerseys of injured Golden State star Stephen Curry.
Wolves
January 16

Wolves wallop Warriors 119-99

The Timberwolves crushed the Golden State Warriors 119-99 at Target Center on Sunday.
Wolves
January 16

Sunday's Timberwolves-Golden State game recap

Malik Beasley scored 16 points for the Wolves, all in the second half.
Wolves
January 16
Against the Wolves at Target Center on Sunday night, Golden State guard Klay Thompson played only his fourth game after a series of injuries sidelined

Count Wolves coach Finch as one of Thompson's biggest fans

Warriors star Klay Thompson was in the starting lineup Sunday night at Target Center in only his fourth game after a 2 ½-year absence.
Wolves
January 15
A fired-up Andrew Wiggins dunked against Karl-Anthony Towns and the Wolves the first time they played Golden State this season. Wiggins scored a team-

Wolves welcome Warriors, but Curry and Green will sit

Klay Thompson should be available after returning last Sunday against Cleveland following a 2½-year absence because of injuries.
Wolves
January 15
Melissa Nori

Teaching Steph and Seth Curry is Melissa Nori's 'claim to fame'

The wife of Timberwolves assistant Micah Nori worked with Dell Curry's sons in Toronto 22 years ago.
Wolves
January 15
Karl-Anthony Towns could be the centerpiece of a playoff team this year.

Souhan: Wolves have the players — finally — but on-court presence, maturity still lacking

If this team can grow up, quickly, it could join the (short) list of most-likable squads in franchise history.
Sports
January 14
From Jan. 26 until Feb. 9, Gophers fans will have to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or a negative test within 72 hours to attend indoor

Updates: More on the COVID vaccine mandate and Twin Cities sports venues

The University of Minnesota announced its own guidelines for Minneapolis and outstate campuses; an outdoor World Cup qualifying soccer match at Allianz FIeld will fall under the St. Paul ordinance.
Randball
January 14
Wolves guard Patrick Beverley is one of several interesting players on the roster.

Buy or sell? Wolves in complicated position as trade deadline nears

For the Wolves, hovering around .500 is a signal of progress — and puts them firmly in the playoff hunt. So how should they proceed?
Final, 1/19 1 2 3 4 F
Minnesota 22-23 42 31 20 29 122
Atlanta 19-25 26 35 45 28 134
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  • Oklahoma City

    Charlotte

     

    - F

    98

    121

  • LA Lakers

    Orlando

     

    - F

    116

    105

  • LA Clippers

    Philadelphia

     

    - F

    102

    101

  • Portland

    Boston

     

    - F

    109

    105

  • Miami

    Atlanta

     

    - F

    108

    110

  • Toronto

    Washington

     

    - F

    109

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  • Chicago

    Milwaukee

     

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    90

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  • Brooklyn

    San Antonio

     

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    117

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  • Memphis

    Denver

     

    - F

    122

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  • Detroit

    Utah

     

    - F

    101

    111

  • Houston

    Golden State

     

    - F

    103

    105