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Buckley: Celtics must resist living up to goon squad label

Eleven years ago, Danny Ainge flew to Los Angeles and rang the doorbell at Kevin Garnett’s Malibu home.His mission: Sweet-talk the then-Minnesota Timberwolves big man to agree to a contract extension that would make possible a trade to the Celtics.It wasn’t Garnett who answered the door. It was a journeyman NBA guard named Tyronn Lue, who was crashing at Garnett’s place for a while after undergoing offseason knee surgery. And it was Lue who told Garnett, “The Boston Celtics are your best opportunity to win a championship. They already have Paul Pierce. They went out and got Ray Allen....

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Minnesota Timberwolves Player Review: Jimmy Butler

Part seven in our multi-part series reviewing each Timberwolves player’s individual seasons takes a look at All-Star Jimmy Butler, who was awesome when he was on the court but missed a career-worst 23 games due to injury. The Timberwolves paid dearly — and rightly so — to acquire Jimmy Butler on draft night last June. […] Minnesota Timberwolves Player Review: Jimmy Butler - Dunking with Wolves - Dunking with Wolves - A Minnesota Timberwolves Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Season Autopsies: Donovan Mitchell’s Rise Lights A New Path For Jazz

Season Autopsies: San Antonio Spurs | Phoenix Suns | Dallas Mavericks | Sacramento Kings | Denver Nuggets | Milwaukee Bucks | Miami Heat | Minnesota Timberwolves | Philadelphia 76ers | Utah Jazz Precisely 365 days before the Utah Jazz’s 2017-18 season ended with a Game 5 loss in Houston, the club’s previous iteration saw an eerily similar campaign come to a close. The 2016-17 Jazz battled injuries but surged late to […] The post Season Autopsies: Donovan Mitchell’s Rise Lights A New Path For Jazz appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Game thread: Rockets vs. Jazz - Game 1

The Rockets are now fully healthy, while the Jazz are not. Well, here we are. It’s the second round of the playoffs, and it’s the rebirth of an old playoff rivalry with the Utah Jazz. Now the Houston Rockets got some great news just before the game, when it was revealed that Luc Mbah a Moute, who missed the entire first-round series with the Minnesota Timberwolves with a shoulder injury, will be back in the lineup today. Per MDA, Luc Mbah a Moute will play today as the Rockets begin their series with the Utah Jazz— Craig Ackerman (@ca_rockets) April 29, 2018 It’s unknown right...

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Report: Jeff Teague good for Game 5 after dislocating finger

The Minnesota Timberwolves need to be at full strength in Game 5 if they want any chance to upset the Houston Rockets, and good news for them it looks like they will be with their starting point guard. Timberwolves G Tyus Jones (Right Knee Soreness-Questionable) is on injury report. Teague (dislocated finger) is not on […] The post Report: Jeff Teague good for Game 5 after dislocating finger appeared first on ClutchPoints.