Skip to main content

Timberwolves: Lost season already?

  • Author:
  • Updated:

(Photo courtesy: Minnesota Timberwolves/David Sherman.)

The San Antonio Spurs smacked the Wolves deeper into their losing streak with a 106-88 win in Texas last night.

That means Minnesota has now lost three straight to sink to 16-18, and have dropped nine of their last 14 games stretching back to Dec. 17.

With Kevin Love out of the lineup until mid-March at the earliest -- Star Tribune beat reporter Jerry Zgoda asks the question this morning: Do you feel it slipping away already?

Forward Andrei Kirilenko told the Pioneer Press: "We can't look at the standings right now" ... but ... "to be in the playoffs, you have to win games."

That could start as early as tonight when the Wolves head to Dallas (15-23), another Western Conference team struggling mightily this season. Minnesota has two wins over the Mavericks so far, with the latest victory -- on Dec. 15 -- capping a four-game winning streak at the time.

Those wins, however, were without Dirk Nowitzki in the lineup, who was still recovering from knee surgery.

Next Up

Gov. Tim Walz and Scott Jensen.

Walz, Jensen clash over 'extreme' abortion views

The two clashed over the topic on Tuesday, following the Roe v. Wade decision by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Screen Shot 2022-06-28 at 12.24.27 PM

Movie filming brings memorable day for MN teen with leukemia

Ayotzin Limon-Millard was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia last year.

Screen Shot 2022-06-28 at 1.25.30 PM

Police trying to ID 'Playboy bandit' and 'no-pants raider' suspect

Police are calling the unidentified man "the Playboy bandit" and the "no-pants raider."

storm, severe, shelf cloud

Twin Cities under severe thunderstorm watch Tuesday afternoon

Large hail and damaging winds are the main threats.

Screen Shot 2022-06-28 at 9.27.30 AM

Famous Dave's family brings new BBQ biz to the south metro

The newest Twin Cities location is the first to offer wine slushies on the menu.

storm, shelf cloud, severe weather

Large hail possible with strong storms in eastern MN, WI

Watch the forecast update with meteorologist Sven Sundgaard.

Tony Evers, Wisconsin governor

WI governor vows to protect anyone charged with abortion crimes

“You think it’s bad now? The four Republicans that are going after me, one of them we’re going to beat, they are going to make it worse," Evers said.


Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Tuesday, June 28

The state will stop providing daily updates and move to weekly editions beginning Thursday, June 30.


Sports anchor Hobie Artigue announces FOX9 departure

Artigue has spent the past seven years covering Minnesota sports.

hennepin county medical center

Boy, 7, dies after being pulled from pool in south Minneapolis

The boy was pulled from a pool at a home in south Minneapolis.

Screen Shot 2022-06-28 at 8.32.18 AM

Nashville man leaving wedding shot in the face in Minneapolis

He was leaving a wedding when gunfire erupted near the Stone Arch Bridge Saturday night.


Abogados Café in St. Paul is the first law-themed coffee shop in America

The new business is Minnesota's first Latina-owned coffee shop.