The 2017-18 Minnesota Timberwolves most likely have completed their exit interviews as they hang up their uniforms for the year. They ended an NBA-longest 13-season playoff drought with a 1-4 first-round exit loss to Houston. That should’ve left a bad taste in the players’ collective mouths, not a ‘Well, we made it’ hangover. Increasing regular […]
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After the Timberwolves made the playoffs — the team’s first playoff appearance in 14 years — Larry Fitzgerald caught up with five-time NBA champion and ex-New York Knicks Coach, Derek Fisher.
Rockets lead series 3-1 When you play a great team in the playoffs, you cannot lose your focus and concentration. You can’t miss free throws, and you must protect the basketball and value every possession. Houston led the NBA in the regular season with a 65-17 record and they believe they can win the NBA […]
As I lay in an Intensive Care Unit at Abrazo Arizona Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona in January, I said to myself, “I can’t go out like this. The Super Bowl is February 4 in my town, Minneapolis, and the Vikings could be in it. And the Timberwolves are sure to be a playoff team for the […]
The Minnesota Timberwolves came away with a 112-106 overtime victory against Denver Nuggets last night to advance to the playoffs — the team’s first playoff appearance in 14 years. Below, find audio of Larry Fitzgerald’s interview with coach Tom Thibodeau, who talks about the victory and what’s next for the team as they prepare to play […]
Since the Golden State Warriors began their current winning ways in 2013, I try not to miss them whenever they are in town. I love watching the Warriors, the NBA’s assists leader (30.3 apg). They move the ball better than any other pro club. The last team I remember dishing the ball around so selflessly […]
Minnesota has to be snake-bit, don’t you think? Fourteen years in a row they have missed the playoffs, and a year ago Glen Taylor hired Tom Thibodeau as president and head coach. In Chicago, Thibodeau was successful five years straight in the playoffs. However, his critics dogged him with the fact that he wore his […]
LOS ANGELES – It’s not every day in an All-Star game you see millionaire NBA stars diving for loose balls and playing with heart. Last year’s All-Star game (192-182) was two hours of watching superstars play matador defense and pick up a check. Well, this year, the 67th edition, that changed; these stars, some with […]
Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor, Minnesota’s own, is the most no-secret-here popular owner in town. He owns the Star Tribune newspaper also. Since he has owned the Timberwolves, however, it’s been hit and miss. What have you done lately? Thirteen years in a row the team has missed the playoffs while his investment in the team […]
Believe it: As we close out the month of November, the NBA has already played one-quarter of their season. It’s not a Major League Baseball (MLB) 162-game marathon. It’s the next best thing — 82 games mid-October to late April. This is the earliest start to an NBA season ever with not as many dreaded back-to-back […]