Photo Gallery: Rockets clobber Wolves with 3rd quarter surge

The Houston Rockets piled up a near-record 50 points in the third quarter enroute to a 119-100 win over Minnesota on Monday night to take a three games to one lead in their first round best of seven series. The Rockets James Harden led all scorers 36 points. Photos by Cameron Dahlin Click here for photo gallery Click here for video recap     Continue reading Photo Gallery: Rockets clobber Wolves with 3rd quarter surge

Game Three: Wolves Dump Rockets 121-105; narrow series to 2-1

For the first time in 14 years there was playoff basketball at Target Center Saturday night. And for the first time since May 29, 2004 when the Wolves beat the Lakers in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals, the Wolves won a playoff game. Jimmy Butler poured in 28 points to lead a balanced attack as Minnesota ran roughshod over the NBA’s best team this season, the Houston Rockets 121-105. The Rockets now lead the series two games to one.  “Our mentality was great” said Wolves guard Jamal Crawford. “Everybody played with a lot more energ y and we … Continue reading Game Three: Wolves Dump Rockets 121-105; narrow series to 2-1

Whalen hired to coach Gophers

MINNEAPOLIS — University of Minnesota Athletic Director Mark Coyle announced Thursday that Lindsay Whalen, one of the most decorated players in women’s basketball history, will return to the University of Minnesota as the new head women’s basketball coach at her alma mater. “People talk about the `it’ factor, and that is always difficult to define, but everyone who has ever spent time around Lindsay Whalen knows she has it,” said Coyle. “She has excelled at everything she has ever done in her life because she’s unflappable, determined and has a legendary work ethic. She’s played for some of the top … Continue reading Whalen hired to coach Gophers

Wolves playoff schedule; open Sunday in Houston

Minnesota opens their first playoff series in 14 years Sunday night in Houston. The game will be carried by TNT. Below is the complete first round series schedule and TV information. Game 1: Sunday Minnesota at Houston, 8 p.m., TNT Game 2: Wednesday Minnesota at Houston, 8:30 p.m., TNT Game 3: Sat. April 21 Houston at Minnesota, 6:30 p.m., ESPN Game 4: Mon. April 23 Houston at Minnesota, 7 p.m.,TNT *Game 5: Wed. April 25 Minnesota at Houston, TBD *Game 6: Fri. April 27 Houston at Minnesota, TBD  *Game 7: Sun. April 29 Minnesota at Houston, TBD *If Necessary Photo … Continue reading Wolves playoff schedule; open Sunday in Houston