Minnesota Timberwolves 2014 News and Updates
3/3/14 - Winners of four out of their last five games, the Minnesota Timberwolves’ most recent victim was Phoenix. Kevin Love led all scorers, exploding for 33 points, 13 rebounds, nine assists (nearly missing a triple double) and even a pair of blocked shots for the T’wolves. Shabazz Muhammad added 20 points in a reserve role for Minnesota; Ricky Rubio handed out 11 assists as well. Off the court, Ronny Turiaf is being listed as out indefinitely with a right knee bone bruise discovered by an MRI on February 23. Turiaf suffered the injury in the T’wolves February 22 win over Indiana.
2/21/14 - Kevin Love of the Minnesota Timberwolves had a productive All Star weekend. Although he failed to win the three point contest, finishing in the middle of the pack behind winner Marco Balinelli; during Sunday’s All Star Game, Love played 33 minutes in the West’s losing effort, chipping in 13 points and nine rebounds. After the break, though, Love lit up the East’s leaders, Indiana, for 42 points and 16 boards in a big 104-91 win over the Pacers. Ricky Rubio contributed 17 assists and seven rebounds for the Timberwolves’ effort.
2/11/14 - Some good news, some not so good for the Minnesota Timberwolves: The good news is that Kevin Love, already selected as an All Star starter for the West, will also participate in the Saturday night slam dunk contest. Love is listed as day to day on the T-wolves injury report, nursing a bruised left quadriceps muscle. The bad news: The T-wolves were manhandled by Houston earlier in the week, 107-89. Head coach Rick Adelman has missed the last several days, including the loss to Houston, for personal reasons; filling in for him was assistant Terry Porter.
2/4/14 - Representing the Minnesota Timberwolves in this month’s NBA All Star Game in New Orleans as one of the Western Conference’s starters, power forward Kevin Love is having the best year of his career so far. Love, a product of UCLA, is averaging a double-double, scoring at an average of 25.5 points per game clip while clearing 13.1 rebounds per game. Point guard Ricky Rubio is averaging 8.2 assists per game and 2.6 steals per game for the T-Wolves.
1/21/14 - Minnesota Timberwolves are sitting with a 19-21 record, giving them enough time to improve their standing in the tough Western Conference before playoffs. On Saturday the TWolves beat the Jazz to stop their three game losing skid, and they’ll play Utah again tonight with hopes of a repeat victory. Minnesota won’t be back in Minneapolis until Jan 29 to take on New Orleans (get-in for just $2), followed by a Jan 31 game against Memphis (get-in for $9). The Wolves will have to make the most of superstar Kevin Love (top five in NBA for scoring & rebounding), with even more rumors mounting about the UCLA product’s eventual departure from the team. Ricky Rubio is in a funk this year to boot; with high expectations entering the season as the unquestioned starter at point guard, the 23-year old is in desperate need of a spark to get his confidence back! It’s crunch time now, but with less than half a season left, can the Wolves snap out of their late-game collapses? Score some Minnesota Timberwolves tickets and help this talented team get the job done!
3/6/13 - Since winning the National Basketball Association's old Midwest Division in 2005 before a round of realignment, the Minnesota Timberwolves have undergone a gradual decline, culminating in three consecutive fifth-place finishes in the current Northwest Division, which they share with Oklahoma City, Denver, Utah, and Portland. Forward Kevin Love is the T-Wolves offensive leader, tops on the team in scoring average and rebounding despite only playing about a third of the team's games due to injury; while Spanish star Ricky Rubio has shown himself to be quite effective at the point, leading the squad in assists and steals. Also contributing offensively is former Utah Jazz star Andrei Kirilenko; along with Nikola Petkovic and Luke Ridnour. Coming off the bench to provide support are J.J. Barea, Dante Cunningham, and shot blocker Greg Stiemsma. Coach Rick Adelman has to work on his team's scoring and points allowed, both of which are in the bottom half league-wide. While the T-Wolves are improved over the last couple of seasons, they still have some work to do to get back to respectability.
At the beginning of the season, Minnesota Timberwolves tickets were the cheapest in the League, averaging $41, just about 1/3 the cost of average NBA tickets. All Timberwolves games are averaging under $100 with cheap Timberwolves tickets available for $30 or less. Lakers Timberwolves tickets are two of the three most expensive games on the MN Timberwolves schedule at $94 (2/1) and $93 (3/27). On the road, MN Timberwolves tickets average double that of Target Center tickets.
Minnesota Timberwolves 2013-2014 Season
After starting the season with three straight wins, the Timberwolves have slipped up in the last couple weeks and are now 5-3, but the squad is still on track for a winning season and one of the best starts in franchise history. Recently, the Timberwolves paid a visit to Staples Center, where they defeated the Lakers by a large margin (113-90) and lost to the Clippers by a slight one (107-109). Coming up are some of Minnesota's most eagerly awaited games: Nov 22, the Wolves will host the Brooklyn Nets, toting former T-wolves center, Kevin Garnett. The next day (Nov 23) Minnesota will meet the Houston Rockets on the road, who are now coached by previous Timberwolves’ GM and coach, Kevin McHale, a man that brewed up bad blood with the organization after the illegal contract scandal with Joe Smith a decade ago.
The Timberwolves are looking to get back to their first postseason since 2004 and will do so under the leadership of 2x NBA All-Star Kevin Love. Another former UCLA Bruin will play for Minnesota this season; small forward Shabazz Muhammad was added to the Minnesota Timberwolves roster this offseason. Also a first round pick, Gorgui Dieng from Louisville was selected. The most expensive game this season at Target Center will be played against the Lakers on 3/28 (avg. $352). The Timberwolves have lost 22 games straight to the Lakers; this end-of-March matchup will be the final of the season for the two teams. The 2/4 matchup against the Los Angeles Lakers at home is averaging much less, $153.