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Snyder, Jefferson Lead Timberwolves

Minnesota builds an early 18-point lead in routing Memphis

(Newser) - Kirk Snyder had 22 points and 11 rebounds, Al Jefferson added 21 points and 10 boards, and the Minnesota Timberwolves beat the Memphis Grizzlies 114-105 last night in a game between two of the NBA's worst teams. Ryan Gomes finished with 11 points and 12 rebounds. Rashad McCants led Minnesota... More »

Bobcats Escape Vs. Jefferson, T-Wolves

Charlotte completes season sweep, 121-119, despite Jefferson's 40-10

(Newser) - Jason Richardson scored 36 points and the Charlotte Bobcats avoided a collapse against one of the league's worst teams to hold off the Minnesota Timberwolves 121-119 on Tuesday. The Bobcats coughed up an 18-point, first-half lead and gave the lowly Timberwolves a chance to tie the game. More »

Nash Leads Suns' Rout of Minnesota

With 14 points and 11 assists, sits out the final quarter

(Newser) - Steve Nash had 14 points and 11 assists, then sat out the final quarter Friday night while the Phoenix Suns completed a 117-88 rout of the Minnesota Timberwolves. Amare Stoudemire had 24 points in 28 minutes as five Suns reached double figures. Grant Hill, out for the previous three games... More »

Jazz Face the Music in Minnesota

Utah road struggles continue against lowly Timberwolves

(Newser) - Just imagine what the Jazz would be like if they could win on the road. Utah has an impressive 32-4 record at home this season, but is a less-than-stellar 16-22 outside Energy Solutions Arena. Minnesota is the latest team to capitalize on their road woes, beating the Jazz 110-103 in... More »

Timberwolves Take Bite Out of Hapless Clippers

Jefferson continues to show he was valued part of Garnett trade

(Newser) - Minnesota got out of the basement of the NBA's Northwest Division with a 99-90 victory over Los Angeles' other team Monday, thanks to the work of Al Jefferson, who notched 22 points and 14 rebounds. The Timberwolves got their fourth win in six games and second in nine days against... More »

Blazers Best Timberwolves 103-96

Pacers snap slide against SuperSonics, Wizards top Bucks

(Newser) - Brandon Roy stepped up when it mattered and led Portland on a 12-2 fourth quarter run that pushed the Trail Blazers past the Minnesota Timberwolves 103-96. Roy had 27 points and nine assists. Minnesota’s star, Al Jefferson, also came alive in the fourth, scoring 12 of his 20 points... More »

Dish-Happy Kidd Sparks Dallas Win

Rockets push streak to 12, Raptors rout Knicks in debut of "gangster"

(Newser) - Dallas continued to enjoy canny distribution from its new marquee point guard, as Jason Kidd notched a season-high 17 assists in a 99-83 drubbing of Minnesota. Dirk Nowitzki beat all scorers with 29 points in a characteristically efficient 10-of-15 performance. Al Jefferson led the Timberwolves with 22. Also in pro... More »

Buzzer Beater Boosts Boston Over Wolves

Last-second tip-in decides it; Garnett sits out in return to Minn.

(Newser) - Leon Powe put back a missed layup attempt by Ray Allen as the horn sounded allowing Boston to eek past the Timberwolves for the second time in two weeks, 88-86. The game marked the return of Kevin Garnett to Minnesota, the former franchise player who was traded before the season.... More »

Warriors Take Down Hornets 116-103 in NO

Iverson, Nuggets rally past Grizzlies, Bulls beat badly by T'Wolves

(Newser) - Golden State downed New Orleans 116-103, snapping the Hornets’ nine-game winning streak. Stephen Jackson led the Warriors with 26 points; not far behind was Baron Davis with 23. Chris Paul was his usual amazing self, scoring 28 points and dishing 12 dimes. David West continued his breakout season for the... More »

Timberwolves Eclipse the Suns

Despite dismal record, Minnesota has Suns' number

(Newser) - Despite being at the bottom of the NBA barrel, the Minnesota Timberwolves have for the second time dealt Phoenix an embarrassing defeat, beating the first place Suns 117-107 last night, the Arizona Republic reports. Minnesota's Al Jefferson scored a career high 39 points, as the underdogs dominated on the boards,... More »

Pistons Prevail Over Tired Bobcats in OT

Suns, Spurs burst back from halftime holes against Bucks, T'wolves

(Newser) - Rip Hamilton missed a buzzer beater at the end of regulation in last night's Pistons-Bobcats game, but he redeemed himself by sinking the winning bucket in overtime. Chauncey Billups contributed 27 points to Detroit's 103-100 victory, with Gerald Wallace putting up 26 for Charlotte, the Detroit Free Press reports. ... More »

Rudy Gay's Buzzer Beater Pushes Grizz Past Spurs

Warriors top T'Wolves, Magic beat Rockets

(Newser) - The Memphis Grizzlies beat the defending NBA champion San Antonio Spurs 88-85, on Rudy Gay’s 3-pointer as time expired. Manu Ginobili had tied the game with less than three seconds remaining, but, Gay, the former UConn standout, received the inbounds pass, dribbled towards the top of the key, and... More »

D-Wade, Heat Sneak Past Timberwolves

Miami survives Big Al's monster night, avoids embarrassing loss

(Newser) - The Miami Heat won the match-up of the two worst teams in their respective conferences, beating the Minnesota Timberwolves 91-87. The 2006 NBA champs came into the game at 6-17, including a miserable 2-8 mark at home, which was still significantly better than a woeful Minnesota club that fell to... More »

Flu, 'Wolves Can't Stop Kobe

Ailing Lakers can't help but rout Minnesota 116-95

(Newser) - Neither germs, nor snow, nor injuries could keep the Lakers from winning last night's game against the Timberwolves. The team marched through a blizzard to reach the arena and Kobe Bryant soldiered on through nausea and fatigue to come up with 20 points in the 116-95 victory, the Los Angeles ... More »

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