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  1. Video: Kevin Love’s smooth jazz to get you to donate coats

    Dec 4, 2012, 2:43 PM EDT

    Kevin Love

    This is the fifth year Kevin Love has been part of a coat drive in Minnesota to help the less fortunate and…. well, he’s never done a PSA quite like that one. Smooth Jazz (which is one of the great evils of society, if you want jazz go listen go put in “Birth of the…

  2. NBA Power Rankings: Heat, Thunder on top, it feels like 2011

    Dec 3, 2012, 3:11 PM EDT

    Miami Heat's James celebrates win over Atlanta Hawks with Bosh and Allen during their NBA basketball game in Atlanta

    It’s early in the season, very early, but there are moments it feels line the NBA finals come June could be a rematch of last year — Miami vs. Oklahoma City. And that really shouldn’t be a surprise. Right now those two teams are on top of the PBT power rankings. 1. Heat (12-3, last…

  3. Kevin Love questionable Friday due to illness

    Nov 30, 2012, 1:19 PM EDT

    Kevin Love

    Another day, another update to the status of Timberwolves players who are in or out for the team’s next game. Minnesota will host the Bucks on Friday, but may have to do so without Kevin Love, who is questionable and will likely be a game-time decision, reports Kent Youngblood of the Star Tribune. Love has…

  4. Baseline to Baseline recaps: Nets beat Celtics with TKO

    Nov 29, 2012, 3:07 AM EDT

    Brooklyn Nets v Boston Celtics

    Welcome to PBT’s roundup of the day in NBA action. Or, what you missed while watching a guy do a backflip on a surfboard…. Thunder 120, Rockets 98: Welcome back to Oklahoma City James Harden. After a warm reception from the crowd Harden was 3-of-16 shooting and struggled to defend Kevin Durant (who doesn’t?). And…

  5. Ricky Rubio cleared for full-contact practice

    Nov 28, 2012, 7:43 PM EDT

    Minnesota Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio shoots a free throw during their NBA game against Los Angeles Clippers

    We told you over the weekend about Ricky Rubio and his scheduled visit with his doctor early this week, which was to hopefully be nothing more than a formality in getting him back on the court practicing for an earlier-than-expected return to action. It appears that all went well, as Rubio has been cleared to…

  6. Kevin Love, DeMarcus Cousins called for a block and a charge on the same play (VIDEO)

    Nov 28, 2012, 10:55 AM EDT

    Nikola Pekovic, DeMarcus Cousins, Kevin Love

    This was an odd play to say the least, but one that ultimately resulted in the officials doing the right thing. With 8:57 to play in the third quarter of Tuesday night’s game between the Kings and the Timberwolves, DeMarcus Cousins came down the lane and collided with Kevin Love on his way to attempting…

  7. Baseline to Baseline recaps: Sixers get win despite Vince Carter heroics

    Nov 28, 2012, 4:30 AM EDT

    Dorell Wright, Shawn Marion

    Welcome to PBT’s roundup of the day in NBA action. Or, what you missed while watching a Christmas lights show timed out to “Gangnam Style”… Pacers 79, Lakers 77: Sometimes you watch a game and think neither team deserves to win it. That was this game. It was ugly. But despite 40 from Kobe Bryant…

  8. Three Stars of the Night: Name Brand Edition

    Nov 28, 2012, 2:06 AM EDT

    Kevin Love

    These are the guys you pay to come see. The guys whose jerseys are littered throughout the stands. The guys who will be in the all-star game come February. Every night a team’s star is supposed to step up big and help his team to victory. Tonight, our three stars represent that to the fullest.…

  9. Monday And-1 links: Andrew Bogut did not practice Monday

    Nov 26, 2012, 5:11 PM EDT

    Andrew Bogut

    Here is our regular look around the NBA — links to stories worth reading and notes to check out (stuff that did not get its own post here at PBT) — done in bullet point form. Because bloggers love bullet points more than shopaholics love Black Friday… • Andrew Bogut did not practice with the…

  10. NBA Power Rankings: Memphis hangs on but Spurs, Heat charging

    Nov 26, 2012, 2:25 PM EDT

    Lionel Hollins, Jerryd Bayless, Mike Conley

    If you ask me who was the best team in the NBA was last week, well, it was Denver. But they are fully capable of a winless week now, so we leave Memphis in the top spot this week. And Washington is still trying to find a win and a way out of the cellar…

  11. Ricky Rubio may be back sooner than expected

    Nov 25, 2012, 7:30 PM EDT

    Minnesota Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio shoots a free throw during their NBA game against Los Angeles Clippers

    The Timberwolves started the season doing a pretty good job of fighting through the rash of injuries the team was dealing with, getting off to an unexpected 5-2 start. Since then, as more and more players were forced to miss time, and even with Kevin Love being back in the lineup, the wheels have started…

  12. After scoring 24, Kevin Love says he’s not close to 100 percent

    Nov 24, 2012, 9:01 AM EDT

    350x-2

    If you just look at the raw numbers, Kevin Love had a good night in Portland: 24 points and 13 rebounds. Right at the kind of numbers he put up last year as an All-Star. But this wasn’t an efficient Love leading his team (the Timberwolves lost to the Trail Blazers and a red hot…

  13. Five early season NBA trends to be thankful for

    Nov 22, 2012, 4:29 PM EDT

    Blake Griffin, Chris Paul, Shane Battier

    We are 10 games or so into the NBA season and one thing is clear — this is fun. Not everything is fitting neatly into the preseason prediction boxes and that is the best part of being a sports fan. We at PBT are thankful for a lot of things. All of you who read…

  14. Video: Kevin Love is back and he didn’t miss a beat

    Nov 22, 2012, 12:29 PM EDT

    Kevin Love, Danilo Gallinari

    Kevin Love returned from his broken hand — from doing knuckle pushups — on Wednesday night, but we have to remember he has been out a while and we should give him time to…. What? He dropped 34 points and 14 rebounds on the Nuggets? Oh. Never mind then. Kevin Love is back and that…

  15. Baseline to Baseline recaps: Lakers, Celtics both lose; it’s not the ‘80s anymore

    Nov 22, 2012, 5:22 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers v Sacramento Kings

    Our nightly recap of the games from around the NBA. Or, what you missed while going out tonight because you have to deal with your family tomorrow… Thunder 117, Clippers 111 (OT): Nobody stops Chris Paul, but the Thunder did a better job of slowing him down than anyone has this season and that’s how…

  16. Three Stars of the Night, two Kevins, and one kiss

    Nov 22, 2012, 2:14 AM EDT

    Oklahoma City Thunder forward Durant is guarded by Los Angeles Clippers' Griffin and Odom during their NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City

    Just a monster 14-game slate this Wednesday night before Thanksgiving, so before we give you our Three Stars, let’s break off a few honorable mentions. In Boston, there was Tony Parker shredding the Celtics for 26 points and six assists on 12-of-17 shooting. In Miami, LeBron James and Dwyane Wade each had 28 points, but…

  17. Kevin Love is back. To start for Timberwolves Wednesday.

    Nov 21, 2012, 7:26 PM EDT

    Kevin Love

    This is a bigger surprise than the things that will come out of your Uncle Phil’s mouth at the family Thanksgiving dinner once he’s had a few too many beers. But Timberwolves fans don’t care because this is great news: Kevin Love has been put on the active roster and will start for the Timberwolves…

  18. NBA Power Rankings: Top spot goes walking in Memphis

    Nov 19, 2012, 3:23 PM EDT

    Rudy Gay, Kevin Durant

    Memphis has moved into the top spot in the poll this week, but notice the top three are teams we kind of expected to be on the second or third tier in the NBA this season. The question remains can they keep it up. Oh, and at the other end the Wizards still suck. 1.…

  19. Ricky Rubio, Kevin Love both take part in Minnesota walkthrough

    Nov 18, 2012, 7:10 PM EDT

    Ricky Rubio

    There was a very encouraging sign at Minnesota Timberwolves practice Sunday: Kevin Love and Ricky Rubio were both going through the 5-0 walkthrough part of the practice, tweets Jerry Zgoda of the Star Tribune. This was the first time for both of them. It doesn’t mean their return is imminent — Love is not due…

  20. Josh Howard signs with injury-ravaged Timberwolves

    Nov 15, 2012, 11:42 AM EDT

    Josh Howard Jazz

    Minnesota has been ravaged by injuries — Kevin Love (hand), Ricky Rubio (knee), Chase Budinger (knee), Brandon Roy (knees), J.J. Barea (foot), and Nikola Pekovic (ankle). So as we hinted could happen, they have brought in some help — a one-year deal with swingman Josh Howard, reports Chris Broussard of ESPN and other sources. This…

  21. Minnesota’s Budinger out three months after knee surgery

    Nov 13, 2012, 1:18 PM EDT

    Chase Budinger, Taj Gibson

    We knew what happened to Chase Budinger — he tore the lateral meniscus in his left knee Saturday while playing the Bulls. What we didn’t know was how long he will be out. Now we do, via Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports and the NBC Sports Network. After knee surgery today, Minnesota Timberwolves forward Chase…

  22. Injuries have Timberwolves considering roster additions

    Nov 13, 2012, 12:53 PM EDT

    Mickael Pietrus

    Kevin Love’s hand. Ricky Rubio’s knee. Chase Budinger’s knee. Brandon Roy’s knees. J.J. Barea’s foot. Now after Monday night you can add Nikola Pekovic’s ankle to the list. Minnesota’s long list of injuries is long and serious. It’s a huge credit to coach Rick Adelman that the Timberwolves are 5-2 this young season. But they…

  23. NBA Power Rankings: The Knicks are on top? The Knicks are on top.

    Nov 12, 2012, 4:12 PM EDT

    New York Knicks guard J.R. Smith celebrates as he faces the crowd after making a shot against the Dallas Mavericks in the third quarter of their NBA basketball game at Madison Square Garden in New York

    Carmelo Anthony’s Knicks on top of the PBT Power Rankings? Well, that’s it, you need to stock up on canned goods, bottles of water and flashlight batteries because the end is neigh. But no denying, they have earned it the past two weeks. 1. Knicks (4-0, last week ranked No. 3). Through a couple weeks,…

  24. Minnesota’s Budinger to have knee surgery, he’s out for a while

    Nov 11, 2012, 9:08 PM EDT

    Chase Budinger, Joakim Noah

    Minnesota, off to a surprising 4-2 start, didn’t need another injury. But they got one. Chase Budinger tore the lateral meniscus in his left knee in the Bulls game Saturday and will have surgery later this week, the Timberwolves announced Sunday. There is no timetable for his return until after his surgery. Budinger was off…

  25. Chase Budinger suffers knee injury in Wolves’ loss to Bulls

    Nov 11, 2012, 1:19 PM EDT

    Chase Budinger, Taj Gibson

    The dunk above by Chase Budinger came early on in the Timberwolves’ loss in Chicago on Saturday, and it might be the last highlight we see from him for at least a few games. Budinger went down with a knee injury midway through the fourth quarter. The X-rays were negative, and he’ll be reevaluated Sunday.…

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