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Mar 22

LaVine says he will return from ACL better than ever (The Associated Press)

Zach LaVine thought he had walked it off. After crashing to the court in a collision with Andre Drummond, LaVine clutched his left knee and felt some discomfort. ”You guys have seen me land like that hundreds of times,” LaVine said on Wednesday in …

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Mar 22

Four Corners: Which non-playoff teams are worth keeping an eye on? (Ball Don’t Lie)

Sixteen NBA teams will advance to the 2017 playoffs, each striving to survive and advance in the springtime tournament with hopes (some more realistic than others) of hoisting the Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy come mid-June. Karl-Anthony Towns and Ricky Rubio have helped lead the Timberwolves’ second-half surge. The Minnesota Timberwolves were everybody’s preseason pick for a “surprise” playoff run — to the point that it wouldn’t have shocked anyone — before it quickly became apparent we’d jumped on the bandwagon too soon.

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Mar 22

NBA-Highlights of Tuesday's NBA games (Reuters)

Highlights of Tuesday’s National Basketball Association games: Nets 98, Pistons 96 Brook Lopez capped a 29-point showing with a buzzer-beating jumper to give the Brooklyn Nets a dramatic 98-96 victory over the Detroit Pistons. Lopez made 13-of-24 fr…

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Mar 22

Paul leads Clippers in blowout, watches end with young son (The Associated Press)

Chris Paul and the Clippers have taken firm hold of supremacy in their Los Angeles rivalry with the Lakers. Paul scored 27 points before watching the completion of a blowout with his young son on the bench, and the Clippers beat the Lakers 133-109 for…

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Mar 22

Leonard, Aldridge help Spurs outlast Timberwolves (The Associated Press)

The San Antonio Spurs appeared to be in trouble when Kawhi Leonard had to go to the bench in the fourth quarter after getting poked in his left eye. The Minnesota Timberwolves sliced an eight-point deficit in half to jump back into the game. Leonard …

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Mar 22

Popovich, coaches searching for answers on rest issue (The Associated Press)

As the godfather of the NBA’s modern player rest movement, San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich has long championed the importance of limiting the wear and tear on players’ bodies in order to prolong their careers and increase the chances of deep run…

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Mar 21

Pelicans, Grizzlies go into matchup trending upward (The Associated Press)

The New Orleans Pelicans have 12 games left to tweak the chemistry of their high-energy NBA experiment — how best to twin Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins into an explosive tandem that recently has shown promising signs. The Memphis Grizzlies (40-3…

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Mar 21

Heat fighting for playoff life without Waiters (The Associated Press)

There is very little margin for error for the Miami Heat. On Sunday night, the Heat’s ship sprung a leak, playing without injured starting guard Dion Waiters and losing at home to the Portland Trail Blazers. Waiters won’t be available either on Tuesd…

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Mar 20

Minnesota Timberwolves sign Israeli forward Casspi (AFP)

Fighting to rise into an NBA playoff sport, the Minnesota Timberwolves signed Israeli free agent forward Omri Casspi on Monday as a replacement for injured Serbian standout Nemanja Bjelica. It’s the third NBA team in a month and the fifth overall in t…

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Mar 20

Warriors, Timberwolves to play two preseason games in China (Reuters)

(Reuters) – Two-times reigning Most Valuable Player Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors are headed to China for two preseason games against the Minnesota Timberwolves in October, the NBA said on Monday. The teams will play Oct. 5 in Shenzhen a…

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Mar 20

Warriors, Timberwolves to play two preseason games in China (Reuters)

(Reuters) – Two-times reigning Most Valuable Player Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors are headed to China for two preseason games against the Minnesota Timberwolves in October, the NBA said on Monday. The teams will play Oct. 5 in Shenzhen a…

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Mar 20

NBA-Warriors, Timberwolves to play two preseason games in China (Reuters)

Two-times reigning Most Valuable Player Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors are headed to China for two preseason games against the Minnesota Timberwolves in October, the NBA said on Monday. The teams will play Oct. 5 in Shenzhen at the Shenzh…

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Mar 20

Warriors, Timberwolves will play 2 preseason games in China (The Associated Press)

The Golden State Warriors and Minnesota Timberwolves will play two preseason games in China in October. The league said Monday the games will be in Shenzhen on Oct. 5 and Shanghai on Oct. 8 as part of the NBA’s Global Games China series. The Warriors…

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Mar 20

NBA Warriors, T-Wolves to play pre-season games in China (AFP)

Two-time NBA Most Valuable Player Stephen Curry-powered Golden State will travel to China for two pre-season games against the Minnesota Timberwolves next October, the league announced Monday. The Warriors, making their third trip to China after visit…

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Mar 20

Former NBA All-Star Brandon Roy wins 2017 Naismith National High School Coach of the Year (Ball Don’t Lie)

Brandon Roy never cashed in on his professional NBA potential due to a series of crippling knee woes, setbacks that forced him to walk away from the league in 2013 after a comeback attempt with the Minnesota Timberwolves fell short. Just 32, the forme…

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Mar 20

Davis leads Pelicans past Timberwolves, 123-109 (The Associated Press)

Anthony Davis wore his old, blue Kentucky jersey to Sunday night’s Pelicans game against Minnesota. By ”we,” Davis meant Kentucky, not the Pelicans, who finally seem to have adjusted to the seismic lineup shift caused by the acquisition of All-Star …

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Mar 19

Pelicans' Cousins listed as starter vs. Timberwolves (The Associated Press)

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Pelicans have listed DeMarcus Cousins as a starter for Sunday evening’s game against Minnesota, ending the front-court All-Star’s absence after one game.

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Mar 19

AP Source: Casspi agrees to terms with Wolves (The Associated Press)

The short-handed Minnesota Timberwolves were in desperate need of a versatile forward to help make up for an injury to key role player Nemanja Bjelica. As luck would have it, a replacement was waiting right there for them when they arrived in New Orle…

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Mar 18

Pelicans try to keep it going against Timberwolves (The Associated Press)

The New Orleans Pelicans have won three of their last four games, but they are a team still in search of their post-All-Star Game identity as they host the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday at the Smoothie King Center. The Pelicans (28-41) put together…

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Mar 18

Crowder helps lift Celtics past Knicks 98-95 (The Associated Press)

Isaiah Thomas’ night off to rest his knee meant an opportunity for someone else to step up for the Celtics. Jae Crowder did just that. ”A lot more shot opportunities,” said Crowder, who also had a season-high 12 rebounds.

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