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     Advertisements 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

Butler out “indefinitely” after surgery

Minneapolis/St. Paul – The Minnesota Timberwolves today announced that forward Jimmy Butler underwent successful meniscus surgery this morning on his right knee. The operation was performed by Team Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Dian Dahm at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Butler will be sidelined indefinitely and further updates as to his progress will be issued over the course of the rehabilitation process. The injury occurred during the Wolves’ 120-102 loss to the Houston Rockets on Friday, February 23. In 56 games this season, Butler averaged 22.2 points, 5.4 rebounds and 5.0 assists. Photo by Bryan Singer Continue reading Butler out “indefinitely” after surgery

Butler, Towns named to NBA Western Conference All-Stars

Minneapolis/St. Paul – Timberwolves forward Jimmy Butler and forward/center Karl-Anthony Towns were today named NBA Western Conference All-Stars by the National Basketball Association. Butler and Towns were named to the team as reserves via balloting by NBA head coaches. Towns and Butler become the 6th and 7th Wolves players to earn NBA All-Star honors, joining Tom Gugliotta, Kevin Garnett, Wally Szczerbiak, Sam Cassell and Kevin Love. Butler and Towns become the fourth pair of teammates to be named NBA All-Stars in the same year in Wolves history (Garnett/Gugliotta, 1997; Garnett/Szczerbiak, 2002; Garnett/Cassell, 2004). For Butler, this will be his fourth … Continue reading Butler, Towns named to NBA Western Conference All-Stars