Wolves make Butler trade official

Minneapolis/St. Paul – The Minnesota Timberwolves today announced the team has acquired forward Robert Covington, forward Dario Šarić (DAH-ree-oh SHAH-ritch), guard Jerryd Bayless and a 2022 second-round draft pick from the Philadelphia 76ers in exchange for forward Jimmy Butler and center Justin Patton. Covington, 27, has appeared in 304 career games (258 starts) with Houston and Philadelphia, recording averages of 12.6 points, 5.5 rebounds and 1.6 assists while shooting 35.9% from the three-point line. Covington was named to the 2017-18 All-Defensive First Team after recording a career-best 315 deflections and a defensive rating of 99.0, which led all NBA forwards … Continue reading Wolves make Butler trade official

Game Notes: Wolves lose in Toronto 112-105

Timberwolves Notes After tonight’s loss the Wolves are 2-3, while continuing their road drought for the 2018-19 season. In his second career start, Josh Okogie recorded his first double-double of his career with 10 points and 11 rebounds. He is the fourth Wolves rookie guard to register a point/rebound double-double in franchise history. Coming into tonight, Okogie had just nine rebounds in his two career games. He has now scored in double-digits in two straight games. Minnesota ended the game with 15 made three-pointers, setting a season-high after surpassing its previous mark of 14 set in Dallas on Oct. 20. … Continue reading Game Notes: Wolves lose in Toronto 112-105

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

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