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November 10, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
The Minnesota Timberwolves (4-2) are off to one of their best starts in franchise history. They'll visit Staples Center on Sunday night, looking to end a 22-game losing streak to the Lakers (3-4). The Lakers have the opportunity to improve to .500, despite playing without Kobe Bryant (sidelined with an Achilles' tendon injury). Key matchup Power forward Kevin Love missed most of last year with hand injuries, but he's had a tremendous start to the 2013-14 NBA season, averaging 27.2 points and 14.7 rebounds.
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April 1, 2014 | By Eric Pincus
Chris Kaman got the start Tuesday night, playing alongside Pau Gasol in are rare move by Lakers Coach Mike D'Antoni, who prefers a smaller lineup. Before the game, Kaman defended D'Antoni. "It's a frustrating situation for a lot of people," said Kaman.  "For as much heat as [D'Antoni] takes, I don't think he has had a fair shot at it either, with all the injuries. "He's not trying to hurt anybody.  He's not purposefully doing anything negatively. I think he's just trying to do the best he can with what we've got.  All the injuries, it's been an interesting, tough, interesting year this year.  I've never seen injuries like that before in my life.
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March 23, 2012 | By Melissa Rohlin
The Minnesota Timberwolves released their version of Britney Spears' hit song "Baby One More Time" on Thursday. Watching scruffy, muscular men attempt to sing the pop diva's song is beyond amusing. Michael Beasley seems to be uttering a secret language that only 2-year-olds from Jupiter can understand. Martell Webster throws in sultry head shakes during his performance. And Nikola Pekovic takes off his headphones in pure disgust when he hears Spears' voice. With this video, the Timberwolves are continuing their fun tradition of producing viral snippets, including " Where In The World Is Nikola Pekovic ?"
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March 31, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
MINNEAPOLIS - Down two more injured players, the Clippers just stayed the course, sticking with their “next man up” mantra. They didn't have that many men to step into the void, but the 10 players the Clippers had healthy Monday night were more than enough for them to overwhelm the Minnesota Timberwolves, 114-104, at the Target Center. Blake Griffin missed his first game of the season with back spasms. BOX SCORE: Clippers 114, Timberwolves 104 Jamal Crawford didn't play because of a sore left Achilles' tendon.
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March 27, 2013 | By Mike Bresnahan
MINNEAPOLIS - The Lakers' luck isn't that bad. They can still win while holding 21. They beat the Minnesota Timberwolves for a 22nd consecutive time, the NBA's longest active streak, trying to find a whiff of progress in a season as delicate as a house of cards. It wasn't easy - was anything so far? - and it ended with a mild controversy, but the Lakers tiptoed away from the table with a 120-117 victory at Target Center, finishing Wednesday much better than they started it. BOX SCORE: Lakers 120, Timberwolves 117 On the day they announced Metta World Peace would miss at least six weeks because of torn knee cartilage, the Lakers (37-35)
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November 5, 2009 | Associated Press
Kevin Garnett had 12 points and 11 rebounds in his third game back in Minnesota since he was traded in 2007, helping the Boston Celtics remain undefeated with a 92-90 victory over the Timberwolves on Wednesday night. Rajon Rondo scored 14 of his 18 points in the third quarter for the Celtics. Minnesota had a chance to tie the score in the last 10 seconds of the game, but Garnett forced a jump ball with Corey Brewer to clinch the win. -- associated press
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July 16, 2013 | By Ben Bolch
LAS VEGAS - Shabazz Muhammad rivaled any attraction along the Strip here two years ago. Fans and college coaches followed him en masse from one gym to another during a summer club tournament, fawning over every shot and slick move made by the player who was then the nation's top high school recruit. Back in his hometown this week, Muhammad has been indistinguishable from many other rookies and longshot hopefuls trying to prove they belong in the NBA. The Minnesota Timberwolves swingman had another nondescript showing Tuesday during his team's 80-71 victory over the Miami Heat at Cox Pavilion in the Las Vegas Summer League, scoring seven points with one assist and three turnovers.
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March 31, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
MINNEAPOLIS - Clippers All-Star forward Blake Griffin will not play against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday night because of back spasms. Griffin will sit out a game for the first time this season and Jared Dudley will take his place in the starting lineup. With the playoffs about three weeks away, the Clippers have been contemplating for the past few days whether to shut down Griffin for a while so that he can be 100% healthy. “This part of the season is important, obviously, as far as [playoff]
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March 31, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
When the media was let in after the Clippers' shoot-around on Monday, Glen “Big Baby” Davis was on the court running wind sprints. When his teammates started leaving, Davis stayed and continued shooting after the practice. It was clear that Davis was getting in some extra work and it also was clear that the run-in the big power forward had with Clippers Coach Doc Rivers on Saturday night in Houston was over. Rivers said the two had talked, that the issue was resolved and that Davis was expected to play Monday night against the Minnesota Timberwolves.
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March 30, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
MINNEAPOLIS - Sunday was a day of rest and no practice for the Clippers, giving Glen Davis time to reflect on his run-in with Coach Doc Rivers and allowing Blake Griffin time to get more treatment for back spasms. The drama-filled moments from Saturday night's game between the Clippers and Houston Rockets also included reserve guard Jamal Crawford suffering from a sore and tight left Achilles' tendon. Davis had gotten into an argument with Rivers during the game Saturday night and was eventually escorted off the bench and into the Clippers' locker room after Rivers told the team's security to remove his backup power forward.
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March 28, 2014 | By Eric Pincus
Minnesota Timberwolves 143 - Lakers 107 (end of regulation) The Lakers simply didn't compete on Friday night, getting blown out early by the Minnesota Timberwolves, 143-107 Minnesota scored 41 points in the first quarter and 74 by the half, building a 30-point lead the Lakers never recovered from. Kevin Love notched a three-quarter triple-double with 22 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists. Nikola Pekovic, returning from an ankle injury, scored 26 points in 21 1/2 minutes.
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March 28, 2014 | By Eric Pincus
The Minnesota Timberwolves (35-35) appear to have fallen short of their playoff goal, sitting in 10th place in the Western Conference, seven games behind the eighth-place Phoenix Suns (43-29). The Lakers (23-47) visit the Timberwolves on Friday night, playing their second game in as many days after a 108-105 loss to the Bucks on Thursday in Milwaukee. The Wolves are a potent offensive team but the status of center Nikola Pekovic (ankle) isn't clear. Rookie Gorgui Dieng, drafted with the 21st overall pick in the 2013 NBA draft, has made a significant impression in recent weeks.
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March 27, 2014 | By Nathan Fenno
A federal judge sentenced the father of former UCLA basketball player Shabazz Muhammad to 37 months in prison Thursday, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office in Las Vegas. Ron Holmes pleaded guilty in December in U.S. District Court in Las Vegas to one count of conspiracy to commit bank fraud, mail fraud and wire fraud in connection with a $2.5-million mortgage fraud scheme. Holmes, who played basketball at USC from 1981 to 1985, was also sentenced to five years of supervised release and must pay $1.7 million in restitution.
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March 13, 2014 | By Eric Pincus
Kobe Bryant is done for the season, but he's already eyeballing next year with high expectations. "It's my job to go out there on the court and perform. No excuses for it. You have to get it done," Bryant said in a news conference on Wednesday, after being declared out for the season. "Same thing with the front office. The same expectations they have of me when I perform on the court, the same expectations I have for them up there. " The Lakers will have financial flexibility, a high pick in the 2014 NBA draft, and designs on future free agents like Kevin Love in 2015 and Kevin Durant in 2016.
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