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Timberwolves retain Ryan Saunders, 33, as head coach

May. 20, 2019 5:48 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves have chosen Ryan Saunders as their full-fledged head coach — and the first millennial to hold the job in the NBA. The team announced Monday that the 33-year-old Saunders will stay in the post he held on an interim basis during the second half of this...

Wolves seek establishment of stability, return to playoffs

Apr. 11, 2019 5:14 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Rarely has a pro sports team experienced such a difference in drama levels from the start to finish of one season that these Minnesota Timberwolves did. As the Timberwolves wound down the second half of their schedule that was as dull as the first part was eventful, they were outspoken...

Raptors end regular season with 120-100 win over T-Wolves

Apr. 9, 2019 11:24 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Toronto Raptors are healthy, confident and ready for the playoffs. Now, all that's left is to find out their opponent. Kawhi Leonard scored 20 points and the Raptors closed their regular season with a 120-100 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday night. "I think all of...

Westbrook's triple-double lifts Thunder past Wolves 132-126

Apr. 7, 2019 8:12 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Thunder are tough enough to beat when Russell Westbrook and Paul George are rolling. But when their bench players are locked in, too, Oklahoma City can be impossible to stop. Westbrook and George each scored 27 points and Dennis Schroder had 14 of his 21 in the fourth quarter in a...

Been there, done that: Experienced teams fill the Final Four

Apr. 4, 2019 4:01 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Zion Williamson is not here. Neither is R.J. Barrett or the rest of Duke's freshmen. North Carolina's Coby White? Knocked out in the Sweet 16. So was LSU's Tremont Waters. Those Kentucky kids, all done by the Elite Eight. For the hype about college basketball's fantastic freshmen this...

Doncic passes up shot at winner as T-Wolves top Mavs 110-108

Apr. 4, 2019 12:31 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Luka Doncic has drawn plenty of comparisons to LeBron James during a sensational rookie season for the Dallas Mavericks. If the 20-year-old Slovenian passes up a potential winning shot in a playoff race one of these days the same way he did in a late-season matchup of also-rans, Doncic will...

In Butler's return, 76ers top Wolves 118-109

Mar. 31, 2019 12:05 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The jeers for Jimmy Butler in his return to Minnesota only gave the Philadelphia 76ers more fuel. Tobias Harris had his highest-scoring game in a month, rookie Jonah Bolden ably filled in for All-Star Joel Embiid and the Sixers moved one step closer toward solidifying the No. 3 seed for...

Towns has 33 points, 23 boards to lift Wolves over Memphis

Mar. 23, 2019 11:52 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A night after they were eliminated from playoff contention, the Minnesota Timberwolves at least ended a difficult skid. Karl-Anthony Towns had 33 points and 23 rebounds, and the Timberwolves beat the Memphis Grizzlies 112-99 on Saturday night, ending a five-game slide that matched...