Jerry Zgoda

Flip before the game was hoping his team wouldn't get "knocked out" early. Wizards lead 9-2 and are on 9-0 run here early in DC

Jerry Zgoda

Wizards are 17-6 and Verizon Center is only about half full here for opening tip vs. Wolves tonight

Jerry Zgoda

Wizards will start Wall, Beal, Porter, Humphries, Gortat (Pierce out sore right toe) while Wolves stick with Zach, Corey, Wiggins, Young, GD

Jerry Zgoda

Going thru media game notes as part of prep, Corey noticed tonight that Paul Pierce's career high is only 50, one fewer than Corey's 51

Jerry Zgoda

Flip says Mo will try to give it a go tonight

Jerry Zgoda

A meeting of the minds before tonight's game in DC: Flip, Ricky and John Wall http://t.co/UWRJHxS12n

Darren Wolfson

Citrus Bowl afternoon ticket update from Chris Werle: 7,100 tickets sold, and five student buses full. #gophers

Jerry Zgoda

Mo out warming up, looks like he's moving fine. We'll see if he can play the 12-ish minutes Flip is hoping for

Darren Wolfson

Word has the Rockets still after Corey Brewer -- the coaching staff really likes him. Nothing imminent though. #twolves

Jerry Zgoda

FWIW: Fox News White House correspondent Ed Henry was at Wolves' shoot & will attend game. He is a pal of Flip's

Jerry Zgoda

New blog: Rubio improves, Turiaf out for season following surgery, expect his release & new player signing in time strib.mn/1wGYItT

Andy Greder

With hip surgery today, #Twolves center Ronny Turiaf will be sidelined for the rest of the season.

Jerry Zgoda

Ronny Turiaf had successful surgery, out for season, expect Wolves in time to release him so they can add player to roster. Blog forthcoming

Jon Krawczynski

Wow. #Vikings executive Kevin Warren donates $1M U of M Masonic Children's Hospital to help families stricken by cancer. That's major.

Jerry Zgoda

After tonight, Wolves don't play again til Friday in Boston, they're expected to tour the Pentagon tomorrow

Jerry Zgoda

Flip when asked if this is an emotional homecoming, "They don't remember me here."

Jerry Zgoda

Flip said Ricky wants to be ready to play by Xmas Day, says that's not going to happen

Jerry Zgoda

Ricky running on own now, Flip said he's hopeful he gets on court for 5-on-0 work by Xmas, says return timetable might be sped up some

Jerry Zgoda

With Ronny surgery today, Flip acknowledged he'll likely do something with that roster spot to help team out now. Contract expires this yr

Jerry Zgoda

Flip said he's hopeful Mo can play some minutes tonight, said they'll know more after he gets a rest this afternoon and warms up tonight

Jerry Zgoda

Chris Rock @ESPN_FirstTake interview is on while waiting for Wolves...it's almost watchable when they're not screaming at each other

Jerry Zgoda

Wolves shooting at GWU this morning, must have some big secrets they don't want Wittman and Co. stealing http://t.co/KbwmXdhsQm

Jerry Zgoda

Our @BloodStrib muses on Flip's relationship w/ young guards as Wolves face John Wall & Wiz StarTribune.com m.startribune.com/sports/wolves/

Darren Wolfson

Re: Hamburger - Should've proofed my last tweet & switched it to say "journey back to MLB" ... he was with Texas a few years back. #mntwins

Darren Wolfson

ICYMI: my @KSTPSports story on pitcher Mark Hamburger (Mounds View HS) and his journey to get to MLB: tinyurl.com/o2nrl5w #mntwins

Darren Wolfson

Not #MNTwins >>> RT @ChrisCotillo: FA RHP Brad Penny is down to three teams and will decide later this week, his agent @MSMsports tells me.

Andy Greder

Legend to leave. RT @mattwellens: UMD women's hockey coach Shannon Miller will not have contract extended @duluthnews duluthnewstribune.com/sports/3635549…

Jerry Zgoda

Wolves Daily Tuesday video is up from the Nation's Capitol, truly, with a preview of Tuesday's game vs Wizards strib.mn/1qUD85s

Ronny Turiaf

"Warrior of light" Attentive you shall be Gotta keep it tight Stir the ship right With the help of a… instagram.com/p/wp-bCyBtUA/

Jon Krawczynski

Great MT @Sam Amick: On the firing of Mike Malone, where Kings say it went wrong, & new-age owners making a mess usatoday.com/story/sports/n…

Andy Greder

"Time to work on your interviews. ... You're gonna have to learn your cliches. You're gonna have to study them. ... They're your friends."

Jerry Zgoda

My digs for the night in DC. I wonder if they give honored guest awards? http://t.co/DNYNXxvOIn

Anthony Bennett

Come meet me on 12/20 at the MN Sports Show! I will be signing autographs & taking pics with @Shabazz Muhammad Details cravetheauto.com/events

Jerry Zgoda

Ricky traveling with team on this 2-game trip for first time since spraining that ankle

Jon Krawczynski

Time to be taken out of context and entered into the preposterous statement tourney with @DanBarreiroKFAN

Andy Greder

With the kiss! ICYMI, Iowa State's @GeorgesNiang20 blows a smooch to Iowa fans. (CC: @Parksopolis, HT: @Jar_Lar) pic.twitter.com/6h3b9ElFHU

Shabazz Muhammad

Come meet me on 12/20 at the MN Sports Show! I'll be signing autographs & taking pics with @Anthony Bennett Details cravetheauto.com/events

Jon Krawczynski

Sure, why not. RT @DanBarreiroKFAN: Today: @nacholeber (3:55), @ Jon Krawczynski on believing Kobe is better than MJ (5:15).

Jon Krawczynski

Flip said today that Mo Williams practiced. There's a chance he's ready for WAS tomorrow. Says even if he can go 10-12 minutes it'd help

Darren Wolfson

Just saw that Bosh is likely out weeks, + McRoberts likely out for year. That 1st #TWolves moved for Thad (top-10 protected) will be nice.

Maurice Williams

Back in day rt hereRT @A5Lucas: @Maurice Williams back back in the day http://t.co/EnW6GRR33m

Andy Greder

Video: #mnwild coach Mike Yeo goes through the statuses of his injured players before Tuesday's game at Chicago. tout.com/m/me45y0?ref=t…

Andy Greder

Saturday is a possible return date for #mnwild's Matt Cooke (hip), according to coach Mike Yeo.

Andy Greder

#mnwild's Jared Spurgeon (virus) is still not feeling well, sent home and won't travel to Chicago for Tuesday's game, coach Mike Yeo said.

Andy Greder

Missing Monday's practice, #mnwild's Mikael Granlund had a "maintenance day," coach Mike Yeo said. Read: Nothing serious, it appears.

Andy Greder

#mnwild's Matt Cooke (hip) said he felt good in his first practice back. He had skated a dozen times, but is unsure if he goes to Chicago.

Andy Greder

I'll ask Yeo. RT @newsduluth: UFO abduction?? RT @Andy Greder: Unknown absence from #mnwild practice today for forward Mikael Granlund. ...

Darren Wolfson

Learning more on Bjelica. 1 scout who just saw him says #Twolves have 25+ min./game PF, or a nice trade chip. W/ Tellem, he'll want good $$.

Andy Greder

Note: Kobe Bryant sees himself in #Twolves' Andrew Wiggins. twincities.com/timberwolves/c…

Andy Greder

Note: #mnwild place Keith Ballard, Ryan Carter on injured reserve, recall Brett Sutter from Iowa. twincities.com/wild/ci_271400…

Andy Greder

Unknown absence from #mnwild practice today for forward Mikael Granlund. ...

Andy Greder

After a bout with the mumps, #mnwild's Ryan Suter earned NHL's second star of week. He led all defensemen with five points in three games.

Maurice Williams

Sorry to hear about Mike Malone. A good coach and a great guy. You will bounce back #whitemo

Andy Greder

#mnwild's Matt Cooke (hip) is practicing today for the first time since October.

Andy Greder

#mnwild recalled forward Brett Sutter and placed defenseman Keith Ballard, forward Ryan Carter (both upper body injuries) on injured reserve

Ricky Rubio

Little details make a big difference.

Andy Greder

Video: #Lakers Kobe Bryant reflects on passing Michael Jordan for third place on all-time @NBA scoring list. tout.com/m/e4vrpw?ref=t…

Jon Krawczynski

Kobe falls short of MJ in a lot of areas, but not the competitiveness it takes to catch him in 1 m.apnews.com/ap/db_268750/c…

Jerry Zgoda

Whoa, former Wolf Ty Corbin takes over for now RT @Adrian Wojnarowski: Yahoo Sources: Sacramento fires coach Michael Malone. yhoo.it/1BO8m28

Jon Krawczynski

Stunner RT @Adrian Wojnarowski: Sacramento has fired coach Mike Malone, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

Jerry Zgoda

Final game story by @BloodStrib from Kobe's milestone, Lakers' win tonight at Target Center strib.mn/1wxBVAy

Jon Krawczynski

Kobe on "embracing" his role as a villain. http://t.co/hWJMZ69z6A

Jon Krawczynski

Kobe was asked if he knew how close he was to MJ when he stepped to the free throw line: "Yeah. I can count."

Jon Krawczynski

Lost amid the Kobe party was another inspiring effort by Shabazz Muhammad. 28 pts, 9 rebs, 1 bad ankle, 1 bad back. A fighter

Jon Krawczynski

Kobe on MJ's HOF speech. "it scared a lot of people, right? ... U can't get to a supreme level w/o channeling the dark side a little bit."

Jon Krawczynski

Kobe: "...what's inside of a person to compete and be at that high level. It scares a lot of people that are comfortable being average."

Jon Krawczynski

Kobe: "I think the competitive nature is something that frightens a lot of people when you peel back ... "

Jon Krawczynski

Kobe was absolutely fascinating to listen to after the game. His stuff on competitive fire (to follow) is riveting.

Andy Greder

Early game story: Kobe Bryant passes Michael Jordan on scoring list in #Lakers' 100-94 win Sunday over #Twolves. twincities.com/timberwolves/c…

Andy Greder

#Lakers Kobe Bryant called warm reception by #Twolves and Target Center crowd a classy act. "I’m so used to being the villain all the time."

Andy Greder

#Lakers Kobe Bryant on Andrew Wiggins: "It was like looking at a reflection of myself 19 years ago. It was pretty cool."

Andy Greder

Video: #Lakers Kobe Bryant reflects on passing Michael Jordan for third on all-time @NBA scoring list vs. #Twolves. tout.com/m/e4vrpw?ref=t…

Ronny Turiaf

. @Kobe Bryant Congrats Big Bro. Too Bad I missed the game #Family

Andy Greder

Video: #Lakers Kobe Bryant reflects on passing Michael Jordan for third place on all-time @NBA scoring list. tout.com/m/e4vrpw?ref=t…

Andy Greder

Video: #Twolves coach Flip Saunders on Kobe Bryant, Andrew Wiggins and Carlos Boozer in #Lakers win. tout.com/m/yvtaxk?ref=t…

Jon Krawczynski

Kobe on Wiggins: "like looking at a reflection of myself 19 years ago"

Jerry Zgoda

Kobe seemed discombobulated afterward by reception & presentation, said "I'm used to being the villain" on road, appreciated the gesture

Jerry Zgoda

Give credit where credit is due, @FSNtomhanneman: that wasn't Jordan's statement, they was pure @mcristaldi all the way

Andy Greder

Video: #Twolves coach Flip Saunders on Kobe Bryant, Andrew Wiggins and Carlos Boozer in #Lakers win. tout.com/m/yvtaxk?ref=t…

Jon Krawczynski

Kobe: I ain't used to being appreciated like that on the road." Was serenaded with chants as he left the floor

Andy Greder

Final: #Lakers 100, #Twolves 94. Kobe Bryant needed nine points to pass Michael Jordan on all-time scoring list. He got 26, including big 3.

Jerry Zgoda

It's a final: Lakers 100, Wolves 94

Andy Greder

#Twolves Shabazz Muhammad continues his torrid tear. He has matched his career-high with 28 points. He set it Nov. 30 against Portland.

Jon Krawczynski

The full Michael Jordan statement released to AP: http://t.co/BqyO3DIjLn

Andy Greder

End 3Q: #Lakers 71, #Twolves 69. Shabazz Muhammad has 25 points on 11 of 18 shooting with seven rebounds in 21 minutes.

Jon Krawczynski

23 points, 7 boards for Muhammad in 20 minutes. Look out, MJ. He's coming for you too

Jon Krawczynski

Michael Jordan: " ... over the years, and I look forward to seeing what he accomplishes next.”

Jon Krawczynski

More Jordan: "...and has an equally strong passion for the game of basketball. I've enjoyed watching his game evolve ...

Jon Krawczynski

Statement from Michael Jordan: “I congratulate Kobe on reaching this milestone. He's obviously a great player, with a strong work ethic ..."

Jon Krawczynski

Rare Air: Bryant passes Jordan for 3rd on scoring list apne.ws/1AxIuUj

Jon Krawczynski

I know it wasn't a record. But still a special night when Kobe passes the ultimate icon in the ultimate individual statistic.

Andy Greder

Half: #Lakers 49, #Twolves 44. Kobe Bryant passes Michael Jordan for third on NBA scoring list. Needed nine points and has 14 on 3 of 10.

Andy Greder

Kobe Bryant makes two free throws to pass Michael Jordan for third all-time on scoring list. #Twolves owner Glen Taylor presents gameball.

Darren Wolfson

#Gophers will get a test on the 27th from UNC-Wilmington. Down 2 at Louisville w/ 6:40 left. Coaching staff knows Richard/style here well.

Jon Krawczynski

#Lakers 22, #TWolves 19 after 1. Kobe with 4 pts on 1-5. 5 points away from MJ. Wolves offense fell apart when Wiggins went to bench

Andy Greder

End 1Q: #Lakers 22, #Twolves 19. Kobe Bryant five points away from passing Michael Jordan on scoring list. 4 points, 1/5 FG, 0/1 3PT, 2/2 FT

Jon Krawczynski

Wiggins goes to bench and Kobe finds room to work.

Andy Greder

#Twolves Andrew Wiggins falls for Kobe Bryant pump fake and gets the foul. Hits both free throws. Now seven points away from besting Jordan.

Jon Krawczynski

Every game. Muhammad does that every game.