Streaking Heat look for No. 15 against Wolves


If the Timberwolves win tonight, go ahead and call it “Miracle on First Avenue.”

The Miami Heat are in town, looking for a 15th-straight victory.

The Wolves who have lost five straight -- and 21 of 25 -- are likely to be without the injured Nikola Pekovic and Andre Kirilenko again.

Point guard Ricky Rubio says all you can do is “play the players we have … and fight until the end.”

They'll have to.

Here's the projected lineup for Minnesota: Rubio, Luke Ridnour, Mickael Gelabale, Derrick Williams and Greg Stiemsma. Miami? They'll go with Mario Chalmers, Dwayne Wade, LeBron James, Udonis Haslem and Chris Bosh.

Earlier this season, Miami topped Minnesota, 103-92, at American Airlines Arena. In that game, the Wolves were led by Kirilenko's 22 points while Pekovic added 18 points and 12 rebounds.

Next Up

Luis Arraez

Arráez's triple gives Twins rare extra-inning victory

The Twins scored three runs in the 10th to take Friday's opener.

court gavel

St. Cloud man sentenced after traveling to meet minor he solicited online

Nathan Paul Grondahl learned his fate in a federal court this week.

Kirill Kaprizov / Minnesota Wild

Report: Contract talks between Kaprizov and Wild have 'gone cold'

The report states Kaprizov is drawing interest from the KHL.


Glensheen Mansion reveals new coffee bar - with fresh donuts

It's located in the historic Carriage House garage space

Bogdan Vechirko

Charges against trucker who barreled through protestors could be dropped

Bogdan Vechirko will have to avoid legal trouble for a year.

Dychaun Chew - South High School Facebook

Loved ones mourn 16-year-old killed in Minneapolis hit-and-run

South High School held a balloon release for Dychaun Chew Thursday evening.

police lights

5-year-old dies 3 weeks after assault, mother's charges upped to murder

The girl died three weeks after the assault took place.