Jerry Zgoda

Colleague @BloodStrib game story from Wolves' 97-91 win over Detroit in home opener strib.mn/1tnLQXH

Ray Richardson

Column from @TomPowersPP: The #Twolves' mob ruled in home opening win Thursday over #Pistons. twincities.com/timberwolves/c…

Ray Richardson

Postgame #Twolves Now blog: Wiggins grades well on D; How Saunders will address rotations?; Rubio's restless night. blogs.twincities.com/timberwolves/2…

Ray Richardson

Video 2: #Twolves rookie Andrew Wiggins on his first game at Target Center and how he feels comfortable defensively. tout.com/m/9d8aue?ref=t…

Andy Greder

Video 2: #Twolves rookie Andrew Wiggins on his first game at Target Center and how he feels comfortable defensively. tout.com/m/9d8aue?ref=t…

Ray Richardson

Video: #Twolves coach Flip Saunders shares his take on the 97-91 win Thursday over Detroit. tout.com/m/604ttl?ref=t…

Andy Greder

Video: #Twolves coach Flip Saunders shares his take on the 97-91 win Thursday over Detroit. tout.com/m/604ttl?ref=t…

Jon Krawczynski

Thad on Pek vs. Drummond: "It's like two grizzly bears fighting each other."

Jon Krawczynski

Welcome to DET, SVG: "What happened in 3rd qrtr was inexcusable. It really is. If you're a professional athlete, it was inexcusable."

Ray Richardson

Early game story: #Twolves rely on vets down stretch to produce Flip Saunders' Perfect 10 record in home openers. twincities.com/sports/ci_2683…

Ray Richardson

When Kevin Martin heard Flip Saunders complimented his defense, K-Mart joked: "I got praised for defense? ... I think I'm gonna retire now."

Jon Krawczynski

Flip complimented KMartin D late in game. KM: "I got praised for defense? I think I'm gonna retire now."

Ray Richardson

Nikola Pekovic and Andre Drummond are "two grizzly bears," said Thaddeus Young. "I don't want any of that action." #Twolves

Darren Wolfson

Word tonight on Rubio talks: both sides dug in pretty good. Talks will get serious tomorrow. Probably goes right up to deadline. #twolves

Ray Richardson

#Twolves coach Flip Saunders said they are trying to develop young players, but need "positive reinforcements" with wins.

Ray Richardson

Final: #Twolves 97, #Pistons 91. Coach Flip Saunders is a perfect 10-0 in home openers at Target Center.

Jon Krawczynski

surprised Martin is in and on Butler when Wolves need a stop over Wiggins, Brewer

Jon Krawczynski

Bad sequence for Rubio. First TO of the game then leaves Augustin wide open for 3. 80-77

Ray Richardson

All in the second half. RT @Twolves_PR Caron Butler now has a game-high 17 points.

Jon Krawczynski

Caron Butler dialing it up for the Pistons. Scored 12 straight points to cut MIN lead to 80-74 in fourth.

Jon Krawczynski

Pistons close 3rd with a 12-3 burst to stay around. Wolves 75, DET 65 going into 4th. Pek 15/10, Augustin 15, 4 assts

Ray Richardson

Note: @dish won't cover 35 of 75 #Twolves games on @FSN this season as two sides have yet to reach agreement. twincities.com/timberwolves/c…

Jon Krawczynski

Welcome to the NBA, Andrew Wiggins. A soaring finish in traffic. Wolves lead 66-51

Jon Krawczynski

And you get a foul, and YOU get a foul and YOU get a foul

Jon Krawczynski

Pek starting to come around. Has drawn 3 fouls on Drummond in 5 minutes of 3rd period. Big 0 goes to bench w/4 PFs

Ray Richardson

Half: #Twolves 45, #Pistons 44. 11-1 free-throws made advantage for Minn. Mo Williams has eight points. D.J. Augustin has nine for Detroit.

Jon Krawczynski

Hands down RT @mdotbrown: Jim Petersen still the best broadcaster in the game.

Jon Krawczynski

Calling this game stagnant would be an understatement. Wolves with just 1 FB point. Need to speed the game up.

Jon Krawczynski

Wiggins a little jittery in his home debut. 0-3 in 9 minutes

Jon Krawczynski

Actually LaVine getting Martin, not Mo. Flip wants Williams with the rook on most occasions

Ray Richardson

#Twolves rookie Zach LaVine checks in for his first NBA action.

Jon Krawczynski

Zach LaVine getting ready to make his NBA debut with Mo picking up 2 fouls

Jon Krawczynski

Flip was a big fan of KCP in the draft. He's off to a nice start. 8 pts on 4-6.

Ray Richardson

Interior defense is an issue for #Twovles on second-straight night. #Pistons have 20-4 advantage in points in paint early in second quarter.

Ray Richardson

Note: #Twolves and Ricky Rubio's reps continue to talk about new contract before Friday deadline. Tick, tick, tick. twincities.com/timberwolves/c…

Jon Krawczynski

#TWolves 21, #Pistons 21 after 1. Rubio 4 pts, 4 rebs, 3 assts. Drummond 6 pts, 6 boards

Ray Richardson

End 1Q: #Twolves 21, #Pistons 21. Both shoot 40 percent or less. Corey Brewer leads with six points. Josh Smith, Andre Drummond six apiece.

Jon Krawczynski

Rubio and Brewer: 4-7. Rest of Wolves: 2-11

Ray Richardson

In a game-plus, #Twolves Ricky Rubio has made a few mid-range jumpers, mostly coming off screens. He's looking for it more this season.

Jon Krawczynski

Pekovic has traveled more times in two games than the entire league was whistled for last year, I think.

Jon Krawczynski

Kevin Love: 8 pts, 7 rebs, 3 assts, 2-2 3s in 9 minutes. Whew.

Ray Richardson

Both #Twovles and #Pistons shooting under 33 percent from the field early in home opener at Target Center.

Jon Krawczynski

Wiggins with a couple nice interior passes. Both teams struggling shooting. 8-24 combined

Ray Richardson

#Twolves coach Flip Saunders said Nikola Pekovic will get more touches tonight. And it'll take some time to get a rhythm after summer rest.

Jon Krawczynski

Drummond and Pekovic in the paint. A train colliding with a bulldozer over and over again

Jon Krawczynski

Wow. Brewer still starts despite Kevin Martin being healthy. Interesting.

Jon Krawczynski

Cool opening video to kick things off for the Wolves, @WolvesLPE. Enjoyed it.

Jon Krawczynski

Stan Van: "Sometimes your coach doesn't do a good job like ours didn't last night and he makes you look bad on the personnel side."

Jerry Zgoda

While @BloodStrib covers Pistons' game, I'm in Cleveland. I know it's a huge game here b/c I swear I just saw @GeraldoRivera in the john

Ray Richardson

#Twolves will start Ricky Rubio, Corey Brewer, Andrew Wiggins, Thaddeus Young and Nikola Pekovic in the home opener against Detroit.

Ray Richardson

#Twolves coach Flip Saunders said guard Kevin Martin is expected to play in season opener tonight vs. Detroit.

Jon Krawczynski

Stan Van in typical SVG form tonight. Said the Pistons exec was very Unhappy with the Pistons coach last night in Denver

Darren Wolfson

Jerry Kill spoke eloquently just now after practice about late regent David Larson. Kill will be at his funeral on Saturday. #gophers

Jon Krawczynski

If any Wolves players wanted to get some early shooting on the game court, they couldn't. Vanilla Ice is rehearsing.

Jerry Zgoda

I'll be joiing @bobsansevere and @thesuperstar68 on @105theticket in about 5 minutes talking Wolves' home opener and LeBron's return home

Jon Krawczynski

Seconded RT @Zach Lowe: I like the chalk toss. It's good theater. Chalk me up as pro-chalk toss.

Darren Wolfson

As expected: told Kevin Martin is good to go tonight. #twolves

Jerry Zgoda

For those wondering: JJ's buyout was the $4.5M owed minus the $1m-plus veteran's minimum the Mavs will pay him

Jerry Zgoda

Everybody seems to be doing it so let me say it too: Hello, Cleveland! http://t.co/Sx1fVONhNv

Jerry Zgoda

Here's something to wrap your heads around, Wolves Nation: Just think how beloved JJ is in Dallas & how happy fans will be to have him back

Jerry Zgoda

Wow, Stubhub has tickets ranging from $760 at cheapest to nearly $2200 for Kevin Love's Cavs debut tonight! Who knew?

Jerry Zgoda

FYI: Colleague @BloodStrib is covering tonight's home opener vs. Detroit, follow him for updates. I'm headed for Cleveland

Jerry Zgoda

Game story from last night, with Wolves Daily video m.startribune.com/sports/wolves/…

Jerry Zgoda

ICYMI: locker room video from last nite with Flip, Shabazz, Ricky, Mo and Thad m.startribune.com/video/28088688…

Corey Brewer

Everyone go to the website and vote for my son Sebastian there's only one day left and we have a chance to win. http://t.co/Z3nZveBgqW

Darren Wolfson

X marks my spot. Yeo said Brodin and Haula back as soon as Saturday. #mnwild

Maurice Williams

This Saturday November 1st. (Grades 1-8) Jr NBA tryouts. Call and register now and ask for Joezon.… instagram.com/p/uyBvRtHfSa/

Jon Krawczynski

With Rubio talks: remember, it's a negotiation. Deadlines spur action. Getting close to Friday night, but long way until we get there

Jerry Zgoda

Post-game locker room video up from Memphis w/ Flip, Shabazz, Thad, Mo and Ricky strib.mn/1tRg5JA

Jerry Zgoda

Interesting Flip pointed out how Grizz put Z-Bo some on Shabazz to slow him, then mentioned how little he played last year

Jerry Zgoda

Wolves Daily video up from 105-101 loss at Memphis. Sorry, for stream of consciousness, editing staff is off tonite strib.mn/13hjlmh

Jerry Zgoda

Wolves' bench outscored Grizz's bench 46-10. How often did that happen last year? Actually, looks like their biggest margin since 96-97

Maurice Williams

Look at my young boy @willthethrillb5. Proud of you boy instagram.com/p/uwx8cBHffM/

Jon Krawczynski

Loved @Paul Flannery preseason MVP pick: Russ. Why not?

Ray Richardson

MT @WolvesRadio: Coach Flip Saunders on #Twolves bench: "I was tempted to let them finish the game as well as they were playing."

Andy Greder

The @guardian beat @nytimes and @AP for the fastest notification of #Giants winning the World Series. Brits win -- and this ain't soccer.

Jerry Zgoda

Sorry, I got crunched tonight and didn't get to tweet down at the end. ICYMI, Grizzlies 105, Wolves 101 final

Ray Richardson

#Twolves might have out-rebounded Memphis 47-33, but Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph shot a combined 24 of 33, 73 percent.

Jon Krawczynski

Pack a lunch, Pek and Gorgui RT @talkhoops: This is a drop-step: vine.co/v/OMFe0HrzEUq

Jon Krawczynski

What a stellar opener for Marc Gasol. Has all the tools in his tool box. One of my favorites to watch

Jon Krawczynski

Not sure why Dieng isn't in right now. He's been the difference all game for Wolves.

Jon Krawczynski

Didn't expect Wolves to be outrebounding Grizz 46-31. Grizz shooting 52%, but still impressive without Love

Darren Wolfson

Having bad flashbacks to the #Twolves crap record (1-12 at one point) last year in games decided by 4 points or less.

Jerry Zgoda

Reserves -- particularly Mo, Shabazz and A Bennett -- have brought Wolves back from 10 pts down and they now lead 87-85 with 6:44 left

Jon Krawczynski

Gorgui Dieng. Awfully impressive.

Ray Richardson

For the rook, there could be a few DNP-CDs, especially early. Gonna need time. MT @RyanCordier Not a ton of @Zach LaVine tonight … thoughts?

Ray Richardson

"Seething." That's how one #Twolves fan and friend described how Dish Network doesn't have the Minnesota-Memphis game on TV tonight.

Jerry Zgoda

Gorgui has right thumb contusion, xrays negative, expected to return

Ray Richardson

Halftime read: As a kid, Andrew Wiggins' brothers put him through hell. #Twolves hope he's hellacious for opponents. twincities.com/sports/ci_2681…

Jerry Zgoda

Z-Bo and Gasol each has 16 for Grizz, Young has 13 and Mo 10 for Wolves

Jerry Zgoda

At the half: Memphis 53, Wolves 47

Jerry Zgoda

Wiggins has 3 first-half fouls, Shabazz has subbed in for him,

Jerry Zgoda

What happens to the plan to limit Pek's minutes now?

Darren Wolfson

Damn on Zach Lofton. Commend Pitino for taking the chance. Heard he was playing well too (wasn't eligible this year as a transfer). #gophers