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Pelicans 107, Wolves 98: Disaster in Downtown Minneapolis

Pelicans 107, Wolves 98: Disaster in Downtown Minneapolis

Photo by David Berding/ Between getting out-rebounded 60-40, fighting a losing battle with Ed Malloy, and everything in between, it was an ugly loss for the Wolves at home. The combination of inaccurate shooting, poor perimeter defense and getting clobbered on the offensive glass will be the nightmare fuel for the Minnesota Timberwolves this season. Tonight, the New Orleans Pelicans brewed up one heck of a batch that had Wolves faithful feeling the all too familiar demoralization of getting blasted on the offensive glass while trying to mount a fierce comeback. A...
14 hours ago
Game Preview #3: Pelicans at Wolves

Game Preview #3: Pelicans at Wolves

Wolves look to carry over locked-in defensive approach from first two games to sweep three-straight for the first time since April, start 3-0 for the first time since 2019. Game Info Who: New Orleans Pelicans (0-3) at Minnesota Timberwolves (2-0)When: 7:00pm CSTTV: Bally Sports NorthRadio: 830 WCCO AM RadioLine: Minnesota -5.5 | O/U: 224.5 What To Watch For 728 days ago, the Timberwolves started out the 2019-20 season 3-0 with a win over the Miami Heat at Target Center. Andrew Wiggins led the Wolves with 25, and Treveon Graham ran up and down the floor as a starter (0 points,...
21 hours ago
As The Wolves Turn: Week One Observations

As The Wolves Turn: Week One Observations

Photo by Harrison Barden/ The first week of the 2021-22 NBA season is in the books. How did the Timberwolves fare in their first couple of games? Let’s discuss. The Minnesota Timberwolves finally returned to playing meaningful basketball games, and what a glorious return it was. For the third straight season, the Timberwolves are off to a 2-0 start, but this season it feels different. Not in the “they’re going to the finals” different, but more like “holy shit, do we actually have a competent team?” different. After a thorough shellacking of the Houston...
Oct 25, 2021
Resiliency, Physicality, and Luck Pushed the Wolves past the Pelicans

Resiliency, Physicality, and Luck Pushed the Wolves past the Pelicans

Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via The Wolves are attempting to develop a culture and identity. Their first two games have illustrated what they could be. It wasn’t the most visually appealing, nor was it always the most fun to watch. Still, the Minnesota Timberwolves advanced to 2-0 on the young season Saturday night by grinding out a 96-89 win against the New Orleans Pelicans. The Wolves posted a defensive rating of less than 100 in each of their victories, a feat they accomplished only seven times during the 2020-21 campaign. However, the win over the Pelicans was...
Oct 24, 2021
Dane Moore NBA Podcast: The Timberwolves are 2-0

Dane Moore NBA Podcast: The Timberwolves are 2-0

Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via On today’s show, Dane brings instant reactions from the Minnesota Timberwolves’ second victory of the season, detailing what went right against the Pelicans and what still remains a work in progress. Topics include: Karl-Anthony Towns back playing like the dominant offensive center he was two seasons ago KAT fouls out, and his history of foul trouble, particularly as it relates to offensive fouls Patrick Beverley makes his debut, and brings the juice defensively First signs of the lack of balance on the roster, in terms of both size...
Oct 24, 2021
Wolves 96, Pelicans 89: The Game Tells You What to Do

Wolves 96, Pelicans 89: The Game Tells You What to Do

Jordan McLaughlin is always ready for the moment, whenever it comes. | Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via Defense and depth has carried the Wolves to start the season MINNEAPOLIS — A stationary bike sits pushed back to the left of the Wolves bench next to media row. The bike is used to help players stay loose when they're not on the floor, but over the years not many guys ride it. Aside from point guard D’Angelo Russell using it when subbed out, the bike typically goes unoccupied. Tonight, though, Jordan McLaughlin sat and rode the bike off and on throughout the...
Oct 23, 2021
Game Preview #2: Pelicans at Wolves

Game Preview #2: Pelicans at Wolves

Photo by David Berding/ A Zion-less, 0-2 Pelicans squad limps into Target Center for the second time in three weeks to battle the high-octane, 1-0 Wolves. Game Info Who: New Orleans Pelicans (0-2) at Minnesota Timberwolves (1-0)When: 7:00pm CSTTV: Bally Sports NorthRadio: 830 WCCO AM RadioLine: Minnesota -7 | O/U: 228.5 What To Watch For Tonight is the first of a two-game set with the New Orleans Pelican(t)s. The last time they took the floor in Downtown Minneapolis, Anthony Edwards greeted them in the most Minnesota nice of ways. The Minnesota...
Oct 23, 2021
Bleav in Timberwolves Podcast EP. 58 - Season Opener Takeaways and a Look Ahead to the Zion-less Pelicans

Bleav in Timberwolves Podcast EP. 58 - Season Opener Takeaways and a Look Ahead to the Zion-less Pelicans

The Minnesota Timberwolves opened their regular season campaign on Wednesday night when they manhandled the Houston Rockets at Target Center. The Wolves lead by more than 30 points at multiple points and were in the drivers seat from early on. The win was a dominant one, even against a bottom tier opponent like Houston. Many Wolves players were impressive in that game, including the three-headed defensive monster of Jaden McDaniels, Josh Okogie, and Jarred Vanderbilt. On today’s episode of the Bleav in Timberwolves podcast, host Brendan Hedtke breaks down his thoughts on the...
Oct 22, 2021
Friday Cup of Canis

Friday Cup of Canis

Photo by Harrison Barden/ A quick check-in before the weekend How are we feelin’, gang? If you’re like me, you’re feeling pretty good. It’s Friday, the Wolves play tomorrow (Statement Saturday, baby!), and we’re still riding the high of Wednesday’s opener. How cruel of the NBA to make us wait so long between games. All I want to get across today before the two-game series with New Orleans (Saturday and Monday) is just to keep things in perspective. Wednesday night was genuinely awesome. That’s as much fun as I’ve had watching the Timberwolves in a long,...
Oct 22, 2021
Wolvescast 166: Thurski

Wolvescast 166: Thurski

A podcast about the Timberdawgs Your Minnesota Timberwolves are one win into a successful 82-0 campaign. After one of the most entertaining home openers in franchise history, your hosts Scott and Neil get on the mics to talk about the start of the season. Is this type of defensive intensity sustainable? Or will the team come crashing back down to earth? Also, early season areas of focus, tracking the pack this year, predicting the future, jersey sponsors, a game and more. This episode of Wolvescast is sponsored by Overreaction Outreach EPISODE LINKS Minnesota Timberwolves...
Oct 21, 2021
SB Nation Reacts: 2021-22 NBA Predictions

SB Nation Reacts: 2021-22 NBA Predictions

Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports Who do fans think will come out of the East? What about the West? And who is everyone’s pick for regular season MVP? Let’s discuss. Welcome to SB Nation Reacts, a survey of fans across the NBA. Each week, we send out questions to the most plugged in Minnesota Timberwolves fans, and fans across the country. Sign up here to join Reacts The 2021-22 NBA regular season kicked off earlier this week, with the first double-header of the new league year involving four teams who are all expected to make deep playoff runs next spring — the...
Oct 21, 2021
“It’s About Building the Culture”: Wolves’ Energy, Focus Carryover From Preseason

“It’s About Building the Culture”: Wolves’ Energy, Focus Carryover From Preseason

Photo by Harrison Barden/ There’s something indisputably different about the air surrounding the Minnesota Timberwolves through four preseason and one regular-season game. Sure, it’s very early in the season, and the team has shown promise in the past only for it to prove fleeting, being destroyed by a seemingly continuous volley of fire and brimstone from on high, some sent by God, others by upper management. But, at the risk of sounding like that one Arrested Development meme, things just feel different this time. The Wolves — players and coaches alike —...
Oct 21, 2021
Dane Moore NBA Podcast: Reactions From The Timberwolves Opener

Dane Moore NBA Podcast: Reactions From The Timberwolves Opener

Photo by Harrison Barden/ On today’s show, after a preseason of many questions, Dane brings his immediate takeaways from the Minnesota Timberwolves opening night victory over the Houston Rockets. Topics today include: The Anthony Edwards Show — Detailing how Ant seems to be on the brink of something special. And why this seemingly imminent explosion isn’t coming from nowhere, but instead just the next step in his progression Josh Okogie Starts And Sets The Defensive Tone — After a summer of questions about who would be the Wolves fifth starter, Okogie got the...
Oct 21, 2021
Wolves 124, Rockets 106: Welcome to the Anthony Edwards Show

Wolves 124, Rockets 106: Welcome to the Anthony Edwards Show

Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via The Wolves’ young star exploded for 29 points in an electrifying performance in front of the largest home crowd of his NBA career. As Minnesota Timberwolves PA announcer Shawn Parker belted out the second-year sensation’s introduction, Anthony Edwards wore a big ol’ smile as he ran out onto the Target Center floor in front of the largest home crowd of his career on opening night. Throughout the night, I don’t think he took it off, and for good reason, too. The Wolves took down the Houston Rockets 124-106 behind the energy from a...
Oct 20, 2021
Game Preview #1: Rockets at Wolves

Game Preview #1: Rockets at Wolves

Thomas Shea-USA TODAY Sports The 2021-22 regular season is officially underway. Game Info Who: Houston Rockets (0-0) at Minnesota Timberwolves (0-0)When: 7:00pm CSTTV: Bally Sports NorthRadio: 830 WCCO AM RadioLine: Minnesota -5.5 feels good to be back.Wolves vs. Rockets7 PM, Target Center » @BallySportsNOR » @wccoradio » https://t.co/gPhx0nwXoS » https://t.co/AUEKTfowARPreview » https://t.co/OxiEk8Nq1o pic.twitter.com/AdrQdqeRZO— Minnesota Timberwolves (@Timberwolves) October 20, 2021 What To Watch For It’s been 157 days since they last played a...