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2019 Schedule
1-1, 3rd in Northwest
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5hTim MacMahon

Cautious Wolves resting Butler vs. Mavericks

Minnesota's Jimmy Butler won't face the Mavericks on Saturday as the team opts to have him rest the night after he scored 33 points in a win over Cleveland.

Butler on boos: 'It really makes me smile' (1:53)
Thibs on fans' attitude toward Butler: 'It's the NBA' (0:57)
Butler boos back at the Minnesota crowd (0:18)
Butler turns boos to cheers quickly in Minnesota (1:19)
Towns' block leads to Gibson dunk (0:20)
Butler gets 'M-V-P' chants (0:15)
Teague flies for dunk with authority (0:24)
Butler throws down alley-oop (0:26)
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1dBrian Windhorst

Butler on Wolves fans' jeers: 'Makes me smile'

Jimmy Butler received a mixture of boos and MVP chants during the Wolves' 131-123 win in their home opener Friday and said afterward, "I think people kind of love to hate me sometimes."

Butler hears boos from home crowd (0:20)
Butler leaves it all out on the court in opener (0:52)
Butler: 'I've got 81 games, baby. That's all that matters' (1:09)
Butler sits, chats with fan in front row mid-game (0:17)

DeRozan leads Spurs past Wolves 112-108; Butler scores 23

DeMar DeRozan had 28 points in his San Antonio debut, LaMarcus Aldridge added 21 points and 19 rebounds and the Spurs overcame a 23-point performance by Minnesota's Jimmy Butler in a 112-108 victory over the Timberwolves on Wednesday night in a...

Butler drains corner 3 to tie game in final minute (0:21)
Butler hits and-1 surrounded by 4 Spurs (0:19)
Butler steals and slams (0:15)
Butler firing early with two nice buckets (0:19)

Michael C. Wright ESPN Staff Writer 

Jimmy Butler in the house. We hear he did not arrive here on the team bus.

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3dChris Herring

Butler, Wolves unsure what to expect in opener

Timberwolves coach Tom Thibodeau said he wasn't sure how long he'd play Jimmy Butler in Wednesday's opener. Butler himself sounded unsure as to exactly how he'd react if his teammates didn't show enough intensity.

Butler on opener: 'Try not to get kicked out of the game' (0:30)

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Team Stats

Points Per Game119.56th
Rebounds Per Game43.021st
Assists Per Game24.0Tied-10th
Points Allowed117.520th

Team History