Without Stars, Wolves’ Efforts Have Been Admirable

The Minnesota Timberwolves might be off to the most impressive 5-4 start in pro sports history. OK, that might be a bit of a stretch, especially after back-to-back home losses to Charlotte and Golden State, both of which saw Minnesota embark on fourth-quarter comeback attempts that fell short. But the Wolves are definitely treading water,…
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Final Thoughts From The Indiana-Bison Game

My trip as part of The Forum’s reporting team in Bloomington, Ind., ended late Monday night. Assembly Hall was as impressive as advertised, as was the top-ranked Indiana basketball team, which beat North Dakota State 87-61. Figured I would throw a few more thoughts I have from the game: The question I’ve most been asked…
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Timberwolves Move On From Batum

The Minnesota Timberwolves made the shooting guard position a top priority this offseason. But the guy they wanted most of all won’t be going anywhere. The Portland Trail Blazers matched the four-year, $45 million offer sheet given to Nicolas Batum by the Minnesota Timberwolves, which will keep the 23-year-old Frenchman in the Pacific Northwest. The…
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Kevin Garnett dunks the ball in his return to the Twin Cities on Friday. Associated Press photo

Garnett Always Provides Great Theater

Kevin Garnett was a superstar while playing for the Minnesota Timberwolves. But his abilities on the basketball court might be eclipsed only by his knack for the act. And that’s not a bad thing. Sports is entertainment, whether we like it or not. And Garnett was a great entertainer during his decade-plus in the Twin…
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What Can The NIT Do For You?

If you opted to read beyond the headline of this post, chances are you are more a Gophers fan than just a casual sports fan. But if you are the latter, keep hanging with me for a second. Tell me if this makes any sense: A victory in the NIT men’s basketball championship would have an…
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Love Says Suspension Is Warranted

The Minnesota Timberwolves will be suffering from a bit of “Love loss” the next couple of nights. Star forward Kevin Love was suspended for Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s games after stepping on the chest and face of Houston Rockets forward Luis Scola. The incident was just the latest sign of chippy play between the two players.…
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At The Very Least, Wolves Are Exciting

I did something on my night off Monday that I hadn’t done in what seemed like years: Watch a Minnesota Timberwolves game … front to back. The Wolves pulled away late to beat the Sacramento Kings on Monday. I was at work tonight when they picked up another victory, rallying to defeat the Detroit Pistons.…
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