Coach Ryan Saunders watched the Wolves lose their sixth straight game Wednesday night.

Wolves need to fix leaky defense that has become 'undisciplined'

Over their past five games, the Wolves have the worst defensive efficiency in the NBA, and it's not close.
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Souhan: Team bonding a sweet idea that hasn't shown much success

December 13
Not all offseason bonding exercises with pro sports teams prove successful, as the Timberwolves and Wild have demonstrated at times this year.
The Wolves and Wild engaged in relationship-building getaways during the offseason, but any success from such gatherings hasn't been visible to the ticket-buying public.

Former NBA Commissioner Stern has emergency brain surgery

11:01am
In this 2013 file photo, NBA Commissioner David Stern took a question from a reporter during a news conference following an NBA Board of Governors mee
Stern served exactly 30 years as the NBA's longest-tenured commissioner before Adam Silver replaced him on Feb. 1, 2014.
Wolves
3:24pm
Wolves forward Jake Layman

Layman's absence felt by Wolves on both ends of floor

Before he suffered a toe sprain on Nov. 18, Jake Layman was playing some of the best offensive basketball on the Timberwolves.
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
December 13

Timberwolves-L.A. Clippers game preview

The Wolves were 10-8 heading into a very winnable home game against Memphis on Dec. 1. But they dropped that game and haven't won since, losing six in a row to fall a season-worst four games under .500.
EPISODE 46
December 12
Minnesota Timberwolves' Karl-Anthony Towns reacted after being called for a foul in the fourth quarter.

Podcast: All the Wolves want for Christmas is a 'W'

Chris Hine and Michael Rand discuss the Wolves' sudden change in fortune as they head into Friday's game with six consecutive losses. Did a team meeting in Phoenix accomplish anything? Why has the defense been so bad? Is help on the way? And will Mariah Carey reach No. 1 on the charts?
Wolves
December 12
In this photo provided by Wayland Baptist University, Wayland Baptist guard J.J. Culver (10) scores two of his 100 points Tuesday night.

'I was in shock.' Wolves' Culver celebrates brother's 100-point game

"I left the gym and my phone just blew up," Jarrett Culver said about his older brother J.J.'s historic night. "Everyone is texting me, 'Your brother, your brother.' "
Wolves
December 12
Bojan Bogdanovic of the Jazz dunked the ball in the second half.

Defense still lacking, Utah shoots Wolves to sixth straight loss

After the game, everyone on the Wolves said they knew what had to happen. They knew the defensive scheme. It just wasn't executed in a 127-116 loss.

nba

  • Western Conference
    Northwest w l pct gb home away last 10
    Denver 15 8 .652 0 9-3 6-5 5-5
    Utah 14 11 .560 2 9-3 5-8 4-6
    Oklahoma City 11 13 .458 4.5 7-5 4-8 6-4
    Minnesota 10 14 .417 5.5 3-8 7-6 2-8
    Portland 10 16 .385 6.5 5-6 5-10 5-5
  • Pacific w l pct gb home away last 10
    LA Lakers 22 3 .880 0 10-2 12-1 9-1
    LA Clippers 19 7 .731 3.5 13-1 6-6 8-2
    Phoenix 11 13 .458 10.5 6-8 5-5 4-6
    Sacramento 11 13 .458 10.5 6-4 5-9 5-5
    Golden State 5 21 .192 17.5 2-9 3-12 2-8
  • Southwest w l pct gb home away last 10
    Dallas 17 7 .708 0 8-5 9-2 8-2
    Houston 16 8 .667 1 9-3 7-5 5-5
    San Antonio 9 15 .375 8 7-7 2-8 4-6
    Memphis 8 16 .333 9 3-10 5-6 3-7
    New Orleans 6 19 .240 11.5 4-9 2-10 0-10
  • Eastern Conference
    Central w l pct gb home away last 10
    Milwaukee 22 3 .880 0 12-1 10-2 10-0
    Indiana 16 9 .640 6 10-3 6-6 7-3
    Detroit 10 15 .400 12 7-6 3-9 5-5
    Chicago 9 17 .346 13.5 5-9 4-8 4-6
    Cleveland 6 19 .240 16 3-10 3-9 2-8
  • Atlantic w l pct gb home away last 10
    Philadelphia 19 7 .731 0 13-0 6-7 8-2
    Boston 17 7 .708 1 10-1 7-6 6-4
    Toronto 16 8 .667 2 9-3 7-5 6-4
    Brooklyn 13 11 .542 5 7-5 6-6 7-3
    New York 5 20 .200 13.5 3-10 2-10 1-9
  • Southeast w l pct gb home away last 10
    Miami 18 6 .750 0 11-0 7-6 7-3
    Orlando 11 13 .458 7 8-5 3-8 5-5
    Charlotte 11 16 .407 8.5 6-8 5-8 5-5
    Washington 7 16 .304 10.5 4-6 3-10 2-8
    Atlanta 6 19 .240 12.5 3-8 3-11 2-8
  • Points
    K. Towns MIN 570
    A. Wiggins MIN 491
    R. Covington MIN 289
    J. Teague MIN 281
    J. Culver MIN 216
  • Rebounds
    K. Towns MIN 257
    R. Covington MIN 122
    J. Okogie MIN 111
    A. Wiggins MIN 104
    J. Culver MIN 81
  • Assists
    J. Teague MIN 138
    K. Towns MIN 98
    A. Wiggins MIN 67
    J. Culver MIN 55
    S. Napier MIN 37
  • Field Goal Percentage
    J. Bell MIN .571
    K. Bates-Diop MIN .522
    K. Towns MIN .512
    N. Reid MIN .500
    N. Vonleh MIN .465
  • Blocked Shots
    K. Towns MIN 29
    A. Wiggins MIN 24
    G. Dieng MIN 20
    R. Covington MIN 19
    J. Culver MIN 12
  • Steals
    R. Covington MIN 31
    J. Okogie MIN 23
    K. Towns MIN 22
    J. Culver MIN 21
    J. Teague MIN 19
  • Points
    J. Harden HOU 928
    G. Antetokounmpo MIL 741
    L. Doncic DAL 730
    T. Young ATL 669
    A. Davis LAL 652
  • Rebounds
    A. Drummond DET 416
    G. Antetokounmpo MIL 317
    R. Gobert UTA 314
    D. Sabonis IND 311
    C. Capela HOU 294
  • Assists
    L. James LAL 269
    L. Doncic DAL 222
    T. Young ATL 207
    D. Graham CHA 205
    B. Simmons PHI 199
  • Field Goal Percentage
    R. Gobert UTA .683
    R. Holmes SAC .670
    J. Allen BKN .669
    C. Capela HOU .651
    B. Clarke MEM .638
  • Blocked Shots
    A. Davis LAL 63
    J. Isaac ORL 62
    H. Whiteside POR 56
    B. Lopez MIL 53
    K. Porzingis DAL 47
  • Steals
    B. Simmons PHI 51
    K. Dunn CHI 51
    J. Harden HOU 48
    F. VanVleet TOR 44
    (2) Players 43
  • Wednesday, December 11
    LA Clippers 112, Toronto 92, F Indiana 122, Boston 117, F LA Lakers 96, Orlando 87, F
    Houston 116, Cleveland 110, F Charlotte 113, Brooklyn 108, F Utah 127, Minnesota 116, F
    Chicago 136, Atlanta 102, F Memphis 115, Phoenix 108, F Milwaukee 127, New Orleans 112, F
    Sacramento 94, Oklahoma City 93, F New York 124, Golden State 122, F
  • Thursday, December 12
    Philadelphia 115, Boston 109, F Cleveland 117, San Antonio 109, F Dallas 122, Detroit 111, F
    Denver 114, Portland 99, F
  • Today, December 13
    LA Lakers 88, Miami 85, 3rd, 0:31 Houston 120, Orlando 99, 4th, 4:16 Philadelphia 98, New Orleans 88, 4th, 6:00
    Indiana 77, Atlanta 67, 3rd, 6:17 Charlotte 44, Chicago 35, 2nd, 1:58 Milwaukee 52, Memphis 50, 2nd, 3:23
    Golden State @ Utah LA Clippers @ Minnesota New York @ Sacramento
  • Saturday, December 14
    San Antonio @ Phoenix Brooklyn @ Toronto LA Clippers @ Chicago
    Washington @ Memphis Cleveland @ Milwaukee Miami @ Dallas
    Detroit @ Houston Oklahoma City @ Denver
  • Sunday, December 15
    Orlando @ New Orleans Charlotte @ Indiana Philadelphia @ Brooklyn
    LA Lakers @ Atlanta New York @ Denver Sacramento @ Golden State
  • Monday, December 16
    Washington @ Detroit Cleveland @ Toronto Dallas @ Milwaukee
    San Antonio @ Houston Chicago @ Oklahoma City Miami @ Memphis
    Portland @ Phoenix
  • Tuesday, December 17
    LA Lakers @ Indiana Sacramento @ Charlotte Atlanta @ New York
    Brooklyn @ New Orleans Orlando @ Utah Phoenix @ LA Clippers
  • Wednesday, December 18
    Chicago @ Washington Miami @ Philadelphia Charlotte @ Cleveland
    Toronto @ Detroit New Orleans @ Minnesota Memphis @ Oklahoma City
    Orlando @ Denver Boston @ Dallas Golden State @ Portland
Wolves
December 12

Wolves-Utah game recap

A look back at Wednesday's game.
Wolves
December 11
Wolves rumors heat up as key NBA trade date comes Sunday

Wolves rumors heat up as key NBA trade date comes Sunday

On Dec. 15 every year, NBA players who signed free agent contracts in the past offseason become eligible to be traded. That includes D'Angelo Russell, a point guard the Wolves have coveted.
Wolves
December 11
Minnesota Timberwolves' Andrew Wiggins.

How did the Timberwolves get Andrew Wiggins to change?

Timberwolves President Gersson Rosas and coach Ryan Saunders connected with their young star over the challenges of raising children.
Wolves
December 11
Andrew Wiggins, right.

Tracking the improvement of the Wolves' Wiggins

A lot has been made of Andrew Wiggins' increased efficiency and improved play this season. Let's go inside the data to show what that really means:
Wolves
December 10

Wolves-Utah game preview

The Timberwolves went 0-4 on a road swing vs. Western Conference foes, leaving them at 10-13 and searching for answers following a team meeting at the conclusion of Monday's loss at Phoenix.
Wolves
December 10
Timberwolves forward Robert Covington argued a call with referee John Goble during the second half Monday night in Phoenix.

Wolves end 0-4 road trip with loss to Suns, hold meeting afterward

Frustration surrounded the Wolves on Monday as Phoenix cruised to a comfortable victory after Minnesota led by three at halftime.
Wolves
December 10
Suns forward Kelly Oubre Jr. shot over Wolves center Karl-Anthony Towns during the second half Monday. Oubre scored 24 points on 8-for-15 shooting.

Timberwolves defense in need of repair after road trip

The Wolves gave up season highs in points on two occasions over the past four road games.
Wolves
December 9
Wolves reserve Noah Vonleh has found playing time sparse of late.

Wolves' Noah Vonleh remains prepared as he sits on bench

The veteran has ceded playing time to Gorgui Dieng behind Karl-Anthony Towns.
Wolves
December 9
Wolves forward Jordan Bell lost the ball as Suns forward Dario Saric defended during the first half Monday.

Wolves-Phoenix game recap

A quick look at Monday night's loss.
Wolves
December 9
Phoenix guard Ricky Rubio looked to pass around Wolves forward Robert Covington during the second half Monday night.

Road woes: The Wolves' 0-4 road trip

A look back at four fruitless games away from Target Center against Western Conference foes.
Wolves
December 9
The Lakers’ Anthony Davis shot over the Timberwolves’ Jordan Bell on Sunday night in Los Angeles. Davis scored 50 points on 20-for-29 shooting and

Anthony Davis scores 50 as Wolves overpowered by Lakers

Led by Davis hitting 20 of 29 shots from the floor and LeBron James scoring 32 points, the 21-3 Lakers sent the Wolves to their fourth straight loss.
Wolves
December 9
LeBron James, left, celebrates with teammate Anthony Davis during a timeout in the second hal.

AD or LeBron? You pick your poison playing Lakers

Lakers forward Anthony Davis torched the Timberwolves for 50 points on 20 of 29 shooting. LeBron James had a pretty good night too.
Wolves
December 9

Wolves-Phoenix gameday preview

Without Aron Baynes and Ricky Rubio, the Suns still beat the Wolves 100-98 on Nov. 23.
Wolves
December 9

Wolves-L.A. Lakers game recap

A look back at Sunday night's game.
Wolves
December 8
Oklahoma City Thunder guard Dennis Schroder (17) celebrates with Luguentz Dort, left, after Schroder hit a basket to force overtime

Wolves have lessons to learn from Friday's loss to Oklahoma City

Coach Ryan Saunders emphasized several things his young team could have done in the final seconds to beat Oklahoma City.
8:30 PM (ESPN)
LA Clippers 19-7
Minnesota 10-14

NBA Scoreboard

  • LA Lakers

    Miami

     

    - End 3rd

    88

    85

  • Houston

    Orlando

     

    - 4th, 3:00

    125

    104

  • New Orleans

    Philadelphia

     

    - 4th, 5:41

    90

    98

  • Indiana

    Atlanta

     

    - 3rd, 4:48

    81

    67

  • Charlotte

    Chicago

     

    - 2nd, 0:01

    44

    39

  • Milwaukee

    Memphis

     

    - 2nd, 1:23

    57

    57

  • Golden State

    Utah

    8:00 PM

  • LA Clippers

    Minnesota

    8:30 PM

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  • New York

    Sacramento

    9:00 PM

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