Skip to main content

Wizards don't need Russell Westbrook to blow out Timberwolves

As the Wizards star sat out, Washington handed the Timberwolves their third straight loss.
Ryan Saunders

The Minnesota Timberwolves dropped their third game in a row on Saturday night as they fell to the Washington Wizards by a score of 130-109.

The Timberwolves received some good luck before the opening tip as the Wizards announced Russell Westbrook would not play due to load management. That didn't stop Washington from a white-hot start as they shot 57 percent from the floor while jumping out to a 37-25 lead in the first quarter.

The Wolves bounced back in the second quarter behind the performance of Naz Reid and D'Angelo Russell.

Reid put up 12 points and six rebounds for the game and Russell followed suit with 14 points to get the Wolves back into the game. With Malik Beasley adding 21 points, Minnesota went into the locker room down 60-57 at halftime.

But while the Wolves didn't have to deal with Westbrook, they had their issues with Bradley Beal. The Wizards star scored 31 points on the night and helped Washington race out to a 9-0 run to open the second half. The run was a sign of things to come as the Wizards outscored the Wolves 40-14 in the third quarter to effectively put the game away.

With all five Washington starters scoring in double figures, the Timberwolves' loss was their third in as many games since Karl-Anthony Towns suffered a dislocated wrist. Minnesota will try to rebound on Sunday when they host the Denver Nuggets.

Next Up


Three new Grandstand shows added for Minnesota State Fair 2022

The Beach Boys and Portugal. The Man are among several acts booked.

St. Louis County

St. Louis County set to declare state of emergency ahead of peak flood levels

Volunteers are urgently needed for sandbagging efforts in a small community near Voyageurs National Park.

Screen Shot 2022-05-16 at 5.03.30 PM

Brothers Bar & Grill closes in downtown Minneapolis

The Midwest chain closed its St. Cloud location in 2018.

Ken Jeong

Licensed physician Ken Jeong to do standup in MN this September

The licensed physician will take the stage at Treasure Island Resort and Casino on Sept. 30.

Osseo Police Department

Osseo PD says officer did not pursue suspect who caused fatal crash

The crash happened in Brooklyn Park early Sunday morning.

221 Main Street. E. Albert Lea

Suspect arrested after 3 family members stabbed in Albert Lea

The three victims are related, according to police.


Evidence that omicron strains BA.4 and BA.5 are in Minnesota

The European CDC has warned of a possible significant summer surge fueled by the omicron subvariants.

driving unsplash - crop

Hastings man charged for driving drunk with 2-year-old in vehicle

Matthew Quade's BAC was almost five times over the legal limit when police pulled him over last week.

police lights

Arrest made after person shot at Hopkins apartment building

Police say this was an isolated incident and that the victim and suspect knew each other.


Karl-Anthony Towns

Karl-Anthony Towns' return can't save Timberwolves from 7th straight loss

The Timberwolves star returned in an overtime loss to the Spurs.

Malik Beasley

D'Angelo Russell, Malik Beasley fuel Timberwolves season-opening victory

A late 11-0 run helped the Timberwolves take down the Pistons.

Timberwolves blow double-digit lead in loss to Hornets

The Timberwolves led by as many as 18, but lost for the 15th time in the past 16 games.

Karl-Anthony Towns

Bradley Beal terrorizes Timberwolves in loss to Wizards

Beal and the Wizards handed the Wolves their seventh straight defeat.

Ryan Saunders

Timberwolves snap losing streak with win over Spurs

Without Karl-Anthony Towns in the lineup, the Wolves ended their losing streak at eight games.

Anthony Edwards

Ant's 4th quarter takeover leads Timberwolves over Kings

The Timberwolves star erupted to lead a much-needed victory.

D'Angelo Russell

With KAT out, Timberwolves can't upset Nets

D'Angelo Russell stepped up but couldn't overcome Brooklyn's firepower.

Karl-Anthony Towns

Timberwolves hang on for another win in Utah

Anthony Edwards and D'Angelo Russell helped the Timberwolves to a 2-0 start.