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  1. Timberwolves snap Thunder’s 12-game winning streak

    Dec 20, 2012, 10:41 PM EST

    J. J. Barea

    The schedule-makers didn’t do the Thunder any favors on Thursday, and Oklahoma City may have known ahead of time that it was going to be in for a battle that was perhaps tougher than most expected, given the team’s record, along with that of a Timberwolves opponent that it was facing. The Thunder came to…

  2. Timberwolves release Josh Howard due to knee injury

    Dec 20, 2012, 6:49 PM EST

    Josh Howard

    Oh, the basketball gods can be cruel with their irony. Minnesota sighed Josh Howard in mid-November because they were shorthanded with injuries (Kevin Love’s hand, Ricky Rubio’s knee, Chase Budinger’s knee, Brandon Roy’s knees, J.J. Barea’s foot, and Nikola Pekovic’s ankle. But just as they started to get those guys back, Howard suffered a torn…

  3. Baseline to Baseline recaps: Serge Ibaka is to be feared as Thunder beat Spurs

    Dec 18, 2012, 3:05 AM EST

    Oklahoma City Thunder's Ibaka plays against San Antonio Spurs during their NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City

    Welcome to PBT’s roundup of the day in NBA action. Or, what you missed while thinking “if you’re going to play Santa make sure you fit down the chimney”…. Rockets 109, Knicks 96: Jeremy Lin was back in New York and he doesn’t just play well at Madison Square Garden when Carmelo Anthony is out,…

  4. Baseline to Baseline recaps: Pierce, Rondo lead Celtics to win

    Dec 13, 2012, 6:57 AM EST

    Dallas Mavericks v Boston Celtics

    Welcome to PBT’s roundup of the day in NBA action. Or, what you missed while watching the Sandy relief concert and thinking the Who looked really old… Celtics 117, Mavericks 115 (2OT): This game was fun. It entertained. Oh, no it wasn’t pretty at all — Dallas had 27 turnovers — but it had its…

  5. Friday And-1 links: Injury updates for Anthony Davis, Eric Gordon

    Dec 7, 2012, 5:38 PM EST

    2012 NBA Rookie Photo Shoot

    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. • The good news is the Hornets’ Anthony Davis is on the court and…

  6. Wednesday And-1 links: David Stern broke the huddle at Saints Practice

    Dec 5, 2012, 8:38 PM EST

    David Stern Saints practice

    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. • David Stern broke the huddle with the Saints in New Orleans. We’re not…

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

    Dec 4, 2012, 2:43 PM EST

    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…

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

    Nov 28, 2012, 4:30 AM EST

    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…

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

    Nov 26, 2012, 2:25 PM EST

    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…

  10. Harrison Barnes destroys Nikola Pekovic with the vicious slam dunk (VIDEO)

    Nov 25, 2012, 8:30 AM EST

    Harrison Barnes

    You know this dunk from Harrison barnes on Nikola Pekovic is insane for a couple of reasons. One, your eyes just tell you so. Barnes cutting full speed to the basket, and David Lee hitting him in stride perfectly with the no-look pass before Barnes elevates and detonates (shout out to Tom Leander) on Pekovic…

  11. Josh Howard signs with injury-ravaged Timberwolves

    Nov 15, 2012, 11:42 AM EST

    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…

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

    Nov 13, 2012, 1:18 PM EST

    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…

  13. Injuries have Timberwolves considering roster additions

    Nov 13, 2012, 12:53 PM EST

    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…

  14. Baseline to Baseline recaps: It’s all about the Boston offense

    Nov 13, 2012, 8:40 AM EST

    Brandon Bass, Kevin Garnett, Rajon Rondo, Jason Terry

    Our nightly roundup of all the action in the NBA. Or, what you missed while being scared by the idea of a Hillary Clinton decorating show…. Jazz 140, Raptors 133 (3OT): Utah got its first road win but the Raptors made them really work for it — they needed the second three of Al Jefferson’s…

  15. Video: Timberwolves beat the Pacers on a beautiful backdoor cut

    Nov 9, 2012, 11:41 PM EST

    Rick Adelman

    Chase Budinger really, really likes playing for Rick Adelman. He openly gushes about the opportunities Adelman’s corner offense creates for him, and how the principles of Adelman’s system mesh perfectly with his ability to shoot 3-pointers and make decisive cuts. With all the talk today after Mike Brown’s firing, it’s hard not to look at…

  16. Kirilenko, Pekovic forced Alexey Shved to get a haircut

    Nov 6, 2012, 4:48 PM EST

    alexey-shved-haircut

    We’re not exactly hair experts here at PBT, but we noticed that Russian rookie guard Alexey Shved entered the NBA with kind of a Ricky Rubio mop-head look going on. It worked for him, I guess. But we noticed as Shved was putting up 10 points in the fourth quarter for Minnesota to lead their…

  17. Baseline to Baseline recaps: Spurs, Knicks remain undefeated

    Nov 6, 2012, 4:42 AM EST

    Rasheed Wallace, Tyson Chandler

    Our nightly recap of every game around the NBA. We catch you up on what you missed while you were finding out where Superman’s home planet Krypton actually was…. Spurs 101, Pacers 79: Don’t look now, but the Spurs are defending again this year. Which is how they crushed the Pacers. We broke it down.…

  18. With Love out what’s next for Minnesota? Nothing. Yet.

    Oct 18, 2012, 8:00 AM EST

    Sprite Slam Dunk Contest

    Derrick Williams, hope you’re ready for your close-up. Kevin Love has broken two bones in shooting hand and is now out for at least six weeks. Meaning we’re talking a return around Thanksgiving at the very earliest, probably more like the first week of December. That is in addition to Ricky Rubio being out from…

  19. NBA season preview: Minnesota Timberwovles

    Oct 12, 2012, 3:54 PM EST

    Kevin Love

    Last season: What could have been. This was a team playoff bound (or at least in the mix for it) until injuries wiped out those hopes. First was the biggie, Ricky Rubio’s ACL, but then both Kevin Love and Nikola Pekovic went down and the whole thing fell apart. The Timberwolves finished 26-40 and back…

  20. Report: Lou Amundson agrees to deal with Timberwolves

    Sep 24, 2012, 4:02 PM EST

    Louis Amundson

    After looking at a few guys to come in as an off-the-bench big man for Minnesota, they made their choice. And sorry Timberwolves fans, it is not Anthony Tolliver. Minnesota and Lou Amundson reached terms on a one-year deal, tweets Chris Tomasson of Fox Sports Florida. Source tells me Lou Amundson to sign a 1-year…

  21. Tuesday And-1 links: Who are the best shooters never to win three-point contest?

    Sep 11, 2012, 8:31 PM EST

    Reggie Miller

    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 like Guy Fieri loves bacon and bad hair. • Who are the best three-point…

  22. Blatche, Whiteside, Tolliver in mix for Timberwolves roster

    Aug 29, 2012, 10:03 AM EST

    Tolliver_wolves

    Minnesota has one roster spot left to use and they want to give it to a big man. Specifically, a big man willing to take a minimum contract. Which is why a Timberwolves scout was watching Hassan Whiteside and Andray Blatche work out in Houston, something reported by ESPN 1500 out of Minnesota. Both of…

  23. Minnesota might round out its roster with… Mehmet Okur? Nah.

    Aug 17, 2012, 8:58 PM EST

    Mehmet Okur

    The Timberwolves have a pretty set front line — Kevin Love and Nikola Pekovic will start, with Andrei Kirilenko and Greg Stiemsma behind them. And you can throw Dante Cunningham in the mix if you want. They may want one more big to round out the roster… but Mehmet Okur? That’s the rumor from Darren…

  24. Hawks wanted to talk Howard deal, Timberwolves not so much

    Aug 13, 2012, 10:32 AM EST

    Danny Ferry, Hawks President of Basketball Operations and GM

    Now that the deal is finally done and our long national Dwightmare is over, the stories are starting to leak out. The jilted would-be brides are leaking things out (part out of frustration, but more out of the “hey look fan base, we really tried” motive). Others are saying they didn’t want to be part…

  25. Friday And-1 links: Can the Brooklyn Nets be hip?

    Aug 3, 2012, 5:44 PM EST

    US rapper Jay-Z performs during a concer

    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 like 8-year-old girls love gymnasts. • Really fascinating post over at Nets Are Scorching:…

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