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Jan 18

Magic’s Afflalo handed two-game ban for fighting

Orlando Magic guard Arron Afflalo has been suspended for two games without pay for throwing a punch at the Minnesota Timberwolves’ Nemanja Bjelica, the NBA announced on Thursday.

Afflalo and Bjelica were both ejected with 7:28 remaining in the second

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Jan 18

Arron Afflalo suspended 2 games for fighting with Nemanja Bjelica

Orlando’s Arron Afflalo has been suspended two games without pay by the NBA for fighting with Minnesota’s Nemanja Bjelica.

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Jan 18

How the young Timberwolves have gained their footing in the West

Karl-Anthony Towns is showing improvement on the defensive end. Earlier this month, in Brooklyn, Taj Gibson shuffled into the locker room prepared for the worst. The Timberwolves had just lost to the Nets in a game in which Brooklyn connected on 46.7 p…

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Jan 18

Harden likely to play when Rockets host T-Wolves

With an NBA investigation hanging over their collective heads, the Houston Rockets on Wednesday received a needed dose of positive news involving All-NBA guard James Harden. Harden, sidelined for seven games with a Grade 2 left hamstring strain, will b…

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Jan 18

Magic is missing as Cavaliers host Orlando

The Orlando Magic are the last team the Cleveland Cavaliers beat. The Magic have lost 27 of its last 32 games and snapped a seven-game losing streak Tuesday by beating the Minnesota Timberwolves. The Cavs, meanwhile, are a mess, considering their DNA a…

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Jan 17

Rockets’ Harden back at practice after 2 1/2 weeks

Rockets guard James Harden returned to practice on Wednesday for the first time since he was injured Dec. 31 against the Los Angeles Lakers. Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni walked up to Harden and put his arm around his shoulder and shared a laugh after a couple of shots.

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Jan 17

NBA Power Rankings: Minnesota into top 3, Miami into top 10

It should be a shock to nobody that Golden State and Boston remain locked in the top two slots, but after that things get interesting. Minnesota is finally defending and is up to No. 3, Miami has pushed its way into the top 10, and a disinterested Cava…

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Jan 17

Jimmy Butler okay with last loss, “We need to humble our damn selves”

The Minnesota Timberwolves had won five in a row, climbed up to third in the Western Conference (and third in our power rankings), and they had become everybody’s darlings. This is the team on the rise that we expected. Then Minnesota lost to the Orlan…

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Jan 17

Magic end Timberwolves’ five-game win streak, 108-102

With Bismack Biyombo and rookie Khem Birch providing boards and blocks, the Orlando Magic won for the first time in 2018. Statistically the worst rebounding team in the NBA, the Magic had a 51-37 edge on the boards and broke a seven-game losing streak against a team that had won five straight. ”Biyombo is a very hard-playing guy and Birch hurt us, so the rebounding was problematic,” said Minnesota coach Tom Thibodeau.

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Jan 17

NBA: Davis double-double leads Pelicans past Celtics in OT

The New Orleans Pelicans snapped the Boston Celtics’ seven-game winning streak, triumphing 116-113 in overtime thanks to All-Star Anthony Davis.
Davis’ double-double of 45 points and 16 rebounds condemned the Celtics to their first NBA loss of 2018 on

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Jan 17

Davis scores 45 as Pelicans defeat Celtics

Anthony Davis scored 45 points as the New Orleans Pelicans jolted the Boston Celtics 116-113 in an overtime thriller at the TD Garden on Tuesday. Davis, who before the game had brushed off reports linking him to a move to Boston, gave the home fans a g…

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Jan 17

Magic’s Arron Afflalo, Timberwolves’ Nemanja Bjelica Ejected After Fight

The Magic’s Arron Afflalo and the Timberwolves’ Nemanja Bjelica were ejected after a fight broke out close to midway through the second quarter Tuesday night. Jamal Crawford missed a jumper, and players were going for the rebound when the fight broke out around the free-throw line. Afflalo pushed Bjelica back a few times and then took a full swing at Bjelica who then put Afflalo in a headlock in a response to try to stop Affalo.

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Jan 15

The NBA pays tribute on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the death of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. As it does each year, the NBA will honor the civil rights leader’s memory with a full-day, 11-game slate, including home tilts for the Hawks in Atlanta (where King was born

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Jan 15

Butler scores 24 points, Timberwolves beat Blazers 120-103

As Jamal Crawford talked about how the Minnesota Timberwolves must continue improving, next-locker neighbor Jimmy Butler couldn’t help himself. ”Blah, blah, blah,” Butler playfully jabbed while Crawford spoke with reporters after the Timberwolves’ 120-103 victory over Portland on Sunday night. The Wolves know they need to keep their second 5-0 homestand in franchise history in perspective.

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Jan 15

Davis powers Pelicans, ‘Wolves roll over Portland

Anthony Davis scored a season-high 48 points as the New Orleans Pelicans rallied from a 19-point third quarter deficit to defeat the New York Knicks 123-118 in overtime on Sunday. Davis also had 17 rebounds for the Pelicans, who were down 16 after one …

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Jan 15

Davis leads Pelicans past Knicks with 48 points

All-Star Anthony Davis posted a double-double as the New Orleans Pelicans ousted the New York Knicks 123-118 after overtime in the NBA on Sunday.

Davis has been battling a litany of injuries this season, but he reminded everyone why his presence on the

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Jan 15

Timberwolves coast to fifth straight win

Jimmy Butler, Jeff Teague and Karl-Anthony Towns combined for 66 points as the Minnesota Timberwolves breezed to a 120-103 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers Sunday night at the Target Center. Butler scored 24 points, Teague 22 and Towns 20. Butle…

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Jan 14

Rockets’ Harden could return this week

Houston Rockets star guard James Harden could return from a Grade 2 strain of his right hamstring sometime this week. Coach Mike D’Antoni said Sunday that Harden could potentially be back in time for home games against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Thursday and the Golden State Warriors on Saturday. “It could be Thursday or Saturday, I don’t know,” D’Antoni said before the Rockets’ practice Sunday at UCLA.

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Jan 14

Trail Blazers challenge Timberwolves’ winning ways

Two consecutive contests that were close in the second half quickly turned into runaway victories for the Minnesota Timberwolves as they stretched their win streak to four games Friday night. The Timberwolves are learning how to close out games and pun…

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Jan 13

Report: Clippers proposed trading Blake Griffin to Timberwolves for Karl-Anthony Towns

The Clippers called Blake Griffin “Clipper royalty.” They backed it up with a five-year max contract. Sources: The Los Angeles Clippers proposed a blockbuster deal to the Minnesota Timberwolves involving forward Blake Griffin and center Karl-Anthony To…

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