NBA.com provided fans with the 10 best crossover moves of the season. The No. 1 move on the list belongs to Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook. Naturally, he did it against the Timberwolves.
With only two games left this season the Timberwolves are shutting down Kevin Love and Luke Ridnour. Head coach Rick Adelman says, "It's just best for both of them not to push it." Love suffered a concussion and strained neck earlier this month and Ridnour has battled an ankle injury over the last month as well.
The injury riddled Timberwolves dropped an important game to the Trail Blazers, 119-106, Sunday night in Portland. Injuries kept Nikola Pekovic, Michael Beasley and J.J. Barea out of the game. With only 12 games to go, the Wolves are three-and-a-half games behind Houston for the eighth spot in the Western Conference playoff race.
Kevin Love, Nikola Pekovic and Derrick Williams helped the Wolves outscore the Suns, 127-124 in Phoenix last night. Love scored 30 points, Pekovic poured in 24 and Williams added 19. It's the most points the Wolves have scored in a game this season.
The Timberwolves are "making a strong push" for Trail Blazer's shooting guard Jamal Crawford, according to HOOPSWORLD. Minnesota has been rumored to be looking for a starting shooting guard to help balance the offense. Crawford is considered a streaky shooter capable of hitting a lot of three-pointers.
Luke Ridnour says he’s not mad at Clippers foward Blake Griffin after Griffin smashed into him during last night’s game at Target Center. Both players fell to the floor under the basket near the Wolves’ bench. Ridnour says the hit wasn’t intentional, even though Griffin was booed by the sellout crowd.
The red hot Houston Rockets defeated the Timberwolves 107-92 at Target Center Monday night. Minnesota led by five points late in the third quarter, but was outscored 42-22 over the rest of the game. Kevin Love finished with 39 points and 12 rebounds.