Timberwolves Update – Week of March 3rd
The Minnesota Timberwolves are showing that they are not going to
go away quietly in the Western Conference this season, as the team won both of its games last week. The Wolves kicked off
the week against the Phoenix Suns, a team that is also contending for a spot in the postseason out West. The Suns have been
quite the surprise in the Western Conference this season, as many people expected them to contend for the first pick in the
draft rather than a spot in the playoffs. The Wolves needed a big fourth quarter comeback against the Suns in this one after
both teams played somewhat inconsistent basketball throughout the contest. Minnesota power forward Kevin Love continued his
impressive play, notching 33 points, 13 rebounds and nine assists in the game. Love has been on a tear as of late, playing
some of the best basketball of his career. It's clear that Love wants his team in the playoffs this season. Ricky Rubio added
11 assists in this contest and the Wolves were able to overcome Markieff Morris' 24 points off the bench for Phoenix.
Wolves got themselves another win later in the week when they took down the Sacramento Kings in Northern California. The Kings
have been an improved team since acquiring Rudy Gay from Toronto this season and Kings fans are hoping that the organization
is pointed in the right direction, but the Wolves did not give Sacramento much of a chance in this contest. The Wolves completely
took over the game in the third quarter and saw Love flirt with yet another triple-double, as the UCLA product posted 22 points,
10 rebounds and seven assists. Kevin Martin led all scorers with 26 on the night as the Wolves prevailed despite three Kings
eclipsing the 20-point mark themselves.
Timberwolves Update – Week of February 17th
Timberwolves have the playoffs on their minds, but they know that they're going to have to play better after the All-Star
break than they have been. This team has the talent and makeup to make some noise down the stretch this season, and it can't
all fall on forward Kevin Love. The Wolves suffered a tough loss to the Houston Rockets on February 10th in which they fell
by a score of 107-89. The Rockets are one of the better teams in the Western Conference, but the Wolves need to at least compete
with these kinds of teams when they're matched up against them. Houston center Dwight Howard has his way with the Wolves on
the boards, collecting 15 rebounds in the contest. Love snatched 10 rebounds of his own to go along with his 31 points, but
the absence of Minnesota center Nikola Pekovic was evident in this contest. Love certainly needs more help on the offensive
end of the court going forward.
The Wolves were able to bounce back two nights later when they hosted the Denver Nuggets
in their final contest before the All-Star break. The Wolves got a nice game out of Kevin Love, who flirted with a triple-double,
finishing with 32 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists. The Nuggets, however, are not the same team that made some serious
noise in the West last season. The loss of Andre Iguodala and head coach George Karl has had a major impact on this Denver
team, but the Wolves will take wins wherever they can get them. Love is one of the best players in the NBA right now, but
he doesn't consistently get the kind of support he needs to lead this team to the playoffs. Surely the rest of the team is
looking to step it up down the stretch and make a real push for the postseason.
Timberwolves Update – Week
of February 10th
The Minnesota Timberwolves are fighting to get into the playoff mix in the Western Conference this
season, but they did not do themselves any favors last week by dropping three of their four games. The Wolves kicked off the
week with a victory over the Los Angeles Lakers. A 38-point first quarter from Minnesota set the tone for the game, and though
the Lakers tried to battle back they ended up coming up short. The Wolves got a fantastic performance out of forward Kevin
Love in this game, as the UCLA product dropped 31 points and collected 17 rebounds. Love is one of the best rebounders in
the game, but 17 is an accomplishment no matter who you are. Guard Kevin Martin added 32 points of his own, as he's provided
the Wolves with a serious scoring punch from the perimeter this season. The bad news is that Martin would suffer a broken
thumb two games later that will keep him out of the lineup for a while. The team will rely on Chase Budinger to help pick
up the slack in Martin's absence.
The Wolves had a chance to make a big statement when they took on the Portland Trail
Blazers on February 8th. The Blazers have been one of the best teams in the Western Conference this season, and a win against
a quality opponent like Portland would have been a big boost for the Wolves. Minnesota hung tough in this game, losing by
a mere seven points, but the Wolves had the game tied heading into the fourth quarter. Finishing games is something that the
best teams do, and the Wolves have to figure out how to make this happen going forward. There are some positives to take away
from this loss, though, especially considering the margin of the defeat with Kevin Love out of the game with a quad contusion.
The Minnesota Timberwolves - Schedule in 2013-14
The Minnesota Timberwolves are on the hunt for victories in
2013-14, determined to make a run at the postseason this year. This team has a lot of talent on the roster and looks like
a club that should be in serious contention for a playoff spot in the Western Conference. The Wolves play in the Northwest
Division, a division that features some of the top teams in the conference. If the Wolves are going to make a real run at
the division title, they're going to have to play some great hoops at home this season. Last season the Wolves finished in
last place in the division standings, but they were without their best player, Kevin Love, for most of the season. With Love
and Ricky Rubio back in place this team looks to have two serious playmakers complimented by a number of solid options around
them. The Wolves will play 41 games at the Target Center, and it always helps to have a strong home crowd behind them. A raucous
group of fans at the arena can give the team a great home court advantage, and that could be huge when one considers the level
of competition that will be coming to Minnesota this season. The home schedule is absolutely loaded with tough teams, so head
out to the Target Center to see if the Wolves can withstand some of the top teams in the National Basketball Association.
Wolves know that they're going to have their paws full when the Oklahoma City Thunder visit the Target Center this season.
The Thunder are one of the best teams in the Western Conference, and they finished atop the Northwest standings in 2012-13.
The Thunder played well enough to earn the top record in the conference last regular season, though they were unable to return
to the NBA Finals, a place they reached just two seasons ago. The Thunder have one of the premier players in the NBA in Kevin
Durant, a long and talented forward that can score the ball from anywhere on the court. Durant is nearly unstoppable on most
nights, but the Wolves are hoping that defensive maven Corey Brewer can help slow down one of the best players in the league.
The Wolves will need a big night to defeat the Thunder, especially from Kevin Love. Love is one of the best scoring big men
in the league, and consistently one of the best rebounders in the NBA, but he'll have to deal with the athletic Serge Ibaka.
If Ibaka's length and athleticism can give Love problems, the Wolves will have a hard tie sending the Thunder back to OKC
with a loss.
The Wolves will also have some big match-ups coming their way when they take on the Portland Trail Blazers.
The Blazers have their sights set on the Northwest Division title, and might have what it takes to at least contend for the
division crown. With one of the premier big men in the NBA in LaMarcus Aldridge, the Blazers have a nice counterpoint to Kevin
Love. If Love can't outdo Aldridge down low, it's going to be difficult to overcome Portland. Portland point guard Damian
Lillard has quickly become a dead-eye shooter from distance, making him incredibly difficult to guard. While Ricky Rubio should
play solid defense on Lillard thanks largely in part to his length, the Blazers pose a tough match-up for any team, even the
Wolves. This should be a great season filled with intense match-ups at the Target Center, and you can be there to see the
best games of the year.
The Minnesota Timberwolves are a team that is a part of the National
Basketball Association. The Wolves play in the Northwest Division, which is in the Western Conference, and battle it out with
the Portland Trail Blazers, Utah Jazz, Denver Nuggets and Oklahoma City Thunder for the division title on an annual basis.
The Timberwolves have a lot of talent on their roster this season, and look like they could reach the postseason for the first
time in years. Some people think this is the year that the Wolves will return to the playoffs since the franchise traded away
Kevin Garnett, and for good reason. With Kevin Love anchoring things down low, the Wolves have one of the best and most consistent
low post threats in the game. Ricky Rubio is one of the most electric point guards in the game, seeing the floor with great
anticipation and threading passes through traffic with regularity. The addition of shooting guard Kevin Martin could prove
to be a huge addition for a team that has struggled to get consistent production out of the two spot in recent years. Martin
brings veteran leadership to this young team, as well as a guy that can create offense for himself and get to the free throw
The National Basketball Association provides basketball fans the chance to see the
top level of basketball played in person, and that's something that appeals to sports fans all over the country. Being there
in person for an NBA game is an incredible experience that you can enjoy at the Target Center this season.
is the home country of Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio?
The answer is Spain, where Rubio played before
coming over to the National Basketball Association.
The Minnesota Timberwolves are an organization
that is a part of the National Basketball Association, where basketball's elite come together to compete for the NBA Championship
each and every exciting season. The Timberwolves were founded in 1989 as an expansion franchise and have been a member of
the NBA ever since. The team experienced some successful seasons when forward Kevin Garnett was in his prime, but the club
has been unable to capture a conference title as of yet.
Fans of the National Basketball Association
are some of the most die-hard fans you'll find in the world of sports. At the Target Center you'll find plenty of them cheering
on the Wolves as they vie for a playoff spot this season.