Skip to main content

Preview: Wolves vs. Lakers

The Timberwolves (9-10) are back at the Target Center Sunday night to host the L.A. Lakers (11-9). Minnesota wants to extend their two-game winning streak and hope to snap a 15-game skid against the Lakers. Ricky Rubio is averaging 11.4 points and 8.8 assists. Kevin Love continues to produce 24.9 points and 13.8 rebounds.
  • Author:
  • Updated:
    Original:

The Timberwolves (9-10) are back at the Target Center Sunday night to host the L.A. Lakers (11-9). Minnesota wants to extend their two-game winning streak and hope to snap a 15-game skid against the Lakers. Ricky Rubio is averaging 11.4 points and 8.8 assists. Kevin Love continues to produce 24.9 points and 13.8 rebounds.

Next Up

Rick Spielman

Spielman: 'It was constantly like a moving target all the time'

Spielman said drafting and rostering players who fit the scheme was difficult with all of the offensive coordinators Mike Zimmer had.

police lights

Suspect fled police, found hiding in old camper in scrap yard

Police say they were trying to pull him over for driving without any lights.

covid

Omicron fading in Minnesota? Wastewater detection provides hope

Wastewater samples can help predict a rise or fall in COVID-19 cases.

covid vaccine card

COVID: Minneapolis, St. Paul vaccine-or-test rule for dining now in effect

Proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test are required.

freight train railroad tracks

Man crawls to safety before train hits his stuck wheelchair

The incident happened Tuesday on Highway 169.

US Bank Stadium

Sizing up Vikings coaching candidates we know about so far

A closer look at some of the head coaching candidates interviewed by the Vikings

St. Paul police

St. Paul: Man called police to report he killed his wife

Police are also investigating a separate fatal shooting in the Frogtown neighborhood.

Karl-Anthony Towns

Timberwolves survive Knicks' second-half barrage to get back to .500

Karl-Anthony Towns' lay-in helped Minnesota get a win in The Garden.

FLickr - crime scene tape do not crozz

Charges: MN teen shot mom after dispute over meth

The girl's mother said there had been a dispute over methamphetamine.

bad roads, blizzard

No travel advised: High winds, whiteout conditions in NW MN

Zero visibility in parts of greater Minnesota Tuesday night.

holy angels high school j nelson

Update: Holy Angels evacuated over bomb threat, school says

Someone left a voicemail early Tuesday suggesting there was an explosive device.

Related

Preview: Wolves vs. Jazz

The Wolves (7-8) hope to extend their winning streak to four-games when they visit the Jazz (9-5) Saturday night. Minnesota is just one win below .500 after an exciting last second 101-98 victory over the L.A. Clippers Friday night. Utah lost their last game 94-91 to the Dallas Mavericks.

Preview: Wolves vs. Indiana

The Timberwolves could be 4-1 after Friday night against the Pacers. Even with their two top players sidelined, Minnesota is off to a solid start this season. The Wolves' strong defense is what's driving the team's success, ranking among the league leaders giving up an average of 89 points per game.

Preview: Wolves vs. Wizards

The Timberwolves will try to avoid their third consecutive loss when they visit the Washington Wizards Sunday. Both teams are desperate for a win. Minnesota is 2-5 and the Wizards are still winless. Wolves forward Kevin Love is averaging 26.1 points and 14.9 rebounds. J.J. Barea is recovering from a strained right hamstring and is still questionable.

Kobe, Lakers blow out Love-less Wolves

Kobe Bryant scored 31 points and the Lakers stomped on the Timberwolves 104-85 last night. Kevin Love missed the game with flu-like symptoms. Derrick Williams started in Love’s place, but managed just ten points.

Wolves target long losing streak to Lakers

March 6, 2007. That’s the last time the Timberwolves beat the L.A. Lakers, a five-year stretch. That 17-game losing streak can end tonight at Target Center, where the Wolves have won 5 straight. Tip-off is at 7 p.m.

Love-less Wolves lose to Lakers, 105-102

The Timberwolves have now lost 18 straight to the Lakers, who came into Target Center and won, 105-102 tonight. Kevin Love missed the game with back spasms. Kobe Bryant led all scorers with 32 points.

Wolves beat Spurs for second straight win

Minnesota beat the Spurs, for the second straight time this season, 87-79 Friday night. Ricky Rubio had 18 points and 10 assists. Kevin Love also had 18 points and 16 rebounds during the victory in Minneapolis. The Wolves are back at the Target Center to take on the L.A. Lakers Sunday afternoon.

Can Wolves beat Kobe-less Lakers?

After a big win over the Clippers last night, the Wolves take on the Lakers tonight at Staples Center. Minnesota hasn't beaten the Lakers in L.A. since 2005, but they may have a chance this evening if Kobe Bryant is out of the lineup. He's not expected to play because of a broken nose and concussion.