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1-1, 3rd in Northwest
Wiggins, Towns lead Timberwolves over Jazz (1:22)

Crawford lifts Wolves over Rubio, Jazz 100-97

Jamal Crawford scored all 17 of his points in the fourth quarter and hit a 3-pointer with 27.5 seconds to go that helped the Minnesota Timberwolves hold off the Utah Jazz 100-97 in their home opener on Friday night.

Jones hits Rubio in the chin, receives tech (0:34)
Crawford buries the triple (0:32)
Butler, Rubio exchange heated words (1:10)
Butler spins, hits contested jumper (0:28)
Wiggins beats the first-half buzzer (0:34)
Butler's scoop pass sets up Wiggins jam (0:15)
Wiggins rises for the dunk (0:15)
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Rubio returns to Minnesota as member of Jazz

Ricky Rubio returned to the Twin Cities, his home away from home for the first six seasons of his NBA career, as his Utah Jazz prepared to face his former team the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday.

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2dKevin Pelton

What's the fallout from Andrew Wiggins' extension?

With Wiggins' deal, the Timberwolves are going to be counting dollars even before the summer of 2019, when big decisions will need to be made with Karl-Anthony Towns and Jimmy Butler.

Spurs outlast Timberwolves in the fourth (1:19)
Towns rocks the rim with big dunk (0:15)

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Marcus Georges-Hunt $1.3M contract now has $275K in guaranteed money. The Minnesota small forward had an October 18 trigger date.

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Awards predictions: Coach of the Year

Who will win Coach of the Year this season? Brad Stevens and Quin Snyder are the favorites among our NBA experts.

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3dTom Haberstroh

Will Tom Thibodeau overwork the Timberwolves?

Tom Thibodeau says the only way for young talent to develop is grinding out games. That strategy cost him in Chicago. With Jimmy Butler and Taj Gibson joining the young Wolves, is history repeating itself?


Lowe Post: Aldridge Latest, Mande On Wolves, Unis

After sharing his thoughts on the latest news involving LaMarcus Aldridge, Zach talks to comedian and NBA superfan Joe Mande about his beloved Wolves, the best and worst new Nike jerseys, writing for "The Good Place," the art of stand-up and more.


Butler takes in a different type of Monday Night Football

Jimmy Butler visited a youth football team in suburban Minneapolis on Monday. He gave the team a shoutout on Instagram, writing: "nothing like MNF. thank you to the Orono Spartans for having me out tonight for the game! wish i could spend all my monday nights watching a little fourth grade football!!" (jimmybutler/Instagram )


NBA Western Conference season preview

Pablo Torre, Amin Elhassan, Chris Haynes and Ohm Youngmisuk preview the Western Conference for the 2017-18 season. Can anyone challenge the Warriors? Is Lonzo Ball the presumptive Rookie of the Year? Is everyone ready to believe in the Timberwolves?

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Predictions: Who will win the Northwest Division?

The Thunder are the clear favorites in the Northwest, but it isn't unanimous. In fact, the Nuggets, Jazz and Timberwolves each received a vote from our analysts.

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Vote: Make your NBA awards predictions

Make your picks for NBA MVP, Rookie of the Year, Most Improved Player and the league leaders in points, rebounds and assists.

Team Stats

Points Per Game99.5Tied-25th
Rebounds Per Game43.0Tied-20th
Assists Per Game20.024th
Points Allowed102.012th

Team History


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