2017 ScheduleAll times ET

2017 Schedule
6-14, 5th in Northwest
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Towns bursts to the basket in OT (0:22)
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Muhammad skies for the dunk (0:25)
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Towns drives and rocks the rim with one hand (0:27)
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Wiggins flies down court to beat buzzer (0:25)
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Kemba finds Zeller for dunk (0:21)

Tom Haberstroh ESPN Staff Writer 

Some MIN-CHA pregame research: Minnesota's second-half woes have turned around in a big way lately. +22 over last five games after halftime.

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Two players to watch in the Timberwolves' game at the Hornets. Karl-Anthony Towns has averaged 33.5 points and 13.0 rebounds in his last two games. In his last two games against the Timberwolves, Kemba Walker has averaged 32.0 points and shot 62 percent from the field.

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Timberwolves losing record comes unexpectedly (1:20)
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Vintage Rose on display against the Wolves (0:29)
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Knicks sweep home-and-home with Wolves (1:08)
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LaVine to Muhammad for alley-oop (0:27)
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Porzingis' block leads to Melo 3 (0:30)
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Kuzminskas goes strong for posterizing dunk (0:24)
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Rose throws up a floater (0:20)
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The Friday Mailbag: Get It

Tom Haberstroh, Kevin Pelton, BIG Wos, Kaileigh Brandt and Zach Harper answer listener questions on Twitter.

Qiushi Li ESPN 

Minnesota Timberwolves coach Tom Thibodeau on the Knicks' triangle offense: "I think they have incorporated more pick and rolls, which makes sense because it fits the personnel. When you look at Derrick Rose and Jennings, (who are) both very good pick and roll players, and Noa - a very unique player - and the things that he can bring to the offense. Carmelo, his ability to play multiple positions, to play pick and roll, to play isolate and catch and shoot…and he doesn't get enough credit for his playmaking. Courtney (Lee) has been a very good player in the league for a long time, a glue guy. It's a very talented team."

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Friday's NBA action sure to impress (0:39)
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KAT's huge start

Karl-Anthony Towns' career-high 47 points on Wednesday weren't enough to get the Timberwolves by the Knicks. Towns came out of the gate on fire. The only shots he missed in his 22-point first quarter were two of his eight free-throw attempts.

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NBA Lockdown: Refs hate Clips, Walton for COY and more!

Jorge Sedano, Kevin Pelton and Israel Gutierrez discuss the usage rate of Russell Westbrook, the Clippers' declining reputation with NBA referees, the effect of Mike Conley's injury, whether or not expectations are too high for the Timberwolves and if Luke Walton is coach of the year.

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KAT's big game not enough for Wolves

Karl-Anthony Towns scored a career-high 47 points and grabbed 18 rebounds in Wednesday's loss to the Knicks. Towns is the third-youngest player with at least 45 points and 15 rebounds in a game over the last 30 seasons.

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Stephen A. gives Towns the edge over Porzingis (1:55)

Team Stats

Points Per Game104.813th
Rebounds Per Game42.325th
Assists Per Game22.216th
Points Allowed105.618th

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2016-17614.300
2015-162953.354
2014-151666.195
2013-144042.488
2012-133151.378

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