HoopsHype Minnesota Timberwolves twitter
Wolves closed to within 93-77 after three quarters
Lavine starts after halftime by missing FT from a Westbrook `T' that end first half. That keeps it at OKC 70, Wolves 49
Portland scored 36 in Wednesday's first half. OKC has 50 and 8:46 remains before halftime still
Coming off a back-to-back, Thunder's 39 points in first quarter are a season high for a quarter.
Here they come...Brewer steal and slam with 0.7 seconds left in 1st gets Wolves within 39-21 after a quarter here at Target Center
That's 20-7 Thunder now and another Wolves timeout. There's 6:18 left in the 1st qtr
Make that 14-4 Thunder
Thunder off to 10-4 lead, Flip takes a 20
Gorgui makes a statement in game's opening possession: Swats away not one, but two shots at the rim
FYI: Mo out again, Shabazz available to play
Flip said pregame that Ricky is taking next step in rehab by getting on anti-gravity treadmill that allows exercise w/out weight on legs
A Friday evening news dump? By the NFL? No way!
13 shots in 39 minutes for K-Love with no LeBron tonight?
Bjelica is a NBA stretch 4 who's signed on w/ agent Arn Tellem, a sign he's aimed at NBA next season or worst-case season thereafter
Wolves list Mo Williams (back spasms) as doubtful and Shabazz Muhammad (ankle) as probable for tomorrow's game vs. OKC
Flip said Mo Williams unlikely to play tomorrow against Thunder. Shabazz still working through a sore ankle but expected to go
Today is a great day
Good point by @mattkrebsbach21: Lot of similarities btwn Wiggins, Bridgewater in terms of demeanor. 2 high-profile guys who shun attention
LaVine had 5 turnovers, but overall a good game. 10 pts (4-9), 5 assists, 4 boards and pestered Lillard into 9-for-24.
Wolves switched on pick-and-rolls and doubled Aldridge all night. Worked like a charm with Blazers having an off shooting night
Aldridge: "Their whole thing was take me out tonight, and they did."
Wiggins: “We made plays together. It wasn’t just me. W/o them executing the plays, helping me get open, I wouldn’t have found my shots.”
Wolves have started switching everything on defense. They are responding well to change. Young's versatility helps that.
Flip: "The baby Wolves grew up a little bit"
It's a final: Wolves 90, Blazers 82.
Wolves dominating on the glass 53-38. Lead 84-78 with 58 seconds to go.
Back to back 3s from L.A. and Wes Matthews and Blazers quickly are within range, trailing 76-70 with 5:52 left
Wiggins: 14 pts, 6 rebs, 5 assists, 3 steals. Brewer: 11 points, 5 rebs, 5 assists, 5 steals.
Blazers turnover on 3-on-1 and Brewer's rushed 3 with nine-tenth of second left sends Wolves into 4th quarter with 66-51 lead. Big swing...
Wiggins just thwarted a 4-on-1 by himself, fed Brewer for 3 to end 3rd quarter. Brew rode the horse back down court. 66-51 Wolves.
Here comes Dame. 11-1 Blazers run to cut the deficit to 10 late in third.
Blazers have outscored Wolves 6-0 on threes...and trail by 18
Jeff Adrien: 6 pts, 3-5, 9 rebs. LMA: 2 pts 1-7, 6 rebs.