Timberwolves Game Stories 2012-13

by Mark Remme
Web Editor
Follow along with the Wolves by looking back at all of Timberwolves.com's game stories from the entire 2012-13 season.

Wolves at Spurs - April 17, 2013
Derrick Williams scored 21 points to lead six players in double figures and the Timberwolves closed the regular season with a 108-95 win over the visiting Spurs on Wednesday night. Chase Budinger added 15 points off the bench while Ricky Rubio and Greg Stiemsma tallied 12 apiece.

Wolves vs. Jazz - April 15, 2013
The Timberwolves strugged to get things going in a 96-80 home loss to the Jazz on Monday night. In the defeat, Derrick Williams enjoyed a solid night with 18 points (7-for-13 shooting) and six rebounds. J.J. Barea added 11 off the bench. Minnesota closes the season on Wednesday night at San Antonio.

Wolves vs. Suns - April 13, 2013
The Wolves took down the Suns 105-93 at home Saturday night. Ricky Rubio filled the stat sheet with 24 points, five rebounds, 10 assists and five steals. Minnesota won their 20th home game of the season, the most they have had since the 2006-07 season.

Wolves at Jazz - April 12, 2013
J.J. Barea scored 23 points and Ricky Rubio added 13 points but the Wolves could not contain Al Jefferson, who tied his career high with 40 points as the visiting Wolves fell to the Jazz 107-100 on Friday night.

Wolves at Clippers - April 10, 2013
In their final matchup of the season against the Clippers, the Timberwolves fell short on the road 111-95 Wednesday. Nikola Pekovic scored 20 points and J.J. Barea added 12. Derrick Williams finished with 13 points, 10 rebounds and three steals.

Wolves at Warriors - April 9, 2013
Andrei Kirilenko scored 15 points and Chase Budinger added 17 off the bench but the Wolves came up short to the Warriors 105-89 Tuesday night on the road. J.J. Barea collected 13 points while Dante Cunningham tallied 11. The Wolves next matchup is Wednesday night against the L.A. Clippers.

Wolves vs. Pistons - April 6, 2013
J.J. Barea and Nikola Pekovic each had 20 points Saturday as the Timberwolves earned coach Rick Adelman's 1,000th career victory in a 107-101 win over the Detroit Pistons. Pekovic also had 13 rebounds as the Timberwolves ended a two-game homestand at Target Center.

Wolves vs. Raptors - April 5, 2013
Ricky Rubio's double-double (13 points, 12 assists) wasn't enough for Minnesota and the Wolves lost 95-93 to the Raptors on Friday. Nikola Pekovic led the effort with 24 points and eight rebounds while Andrei Kirilenko had 20 points and six rebounds.

Wolves at Bucks - April 3, 2013
Nikola Pekovic (27 points) and the Timberwolves won back-to-back games for the first time since December in Wednesday's 107-98 road win over the Bucks. Ricky Rubio had a double-double with 19 points and 12 assists.

Wolves vs. Celtics - April 1, 2013
Nikola Pekovic scored 15 of his 29 points in the first quarter to help the Timberwolves defeat the Celtics 110-100 on Monday night. Andrei Kirilenko scored 17 points and Ricky Rubio added nine points and 10 assists. J.J. Barea and Dante Cunningham combined for 30 points off the bench.

Wolves vs. Grizzlies - March 30, 2013
Ricky Rubio had 23 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists Saturday night but the Wolves came up short to the Grizzlies 99-86 at the Target Center. Derrick Williams scored 19 points while Greg Stiemsma added 12. The Wolves will look to rebound Monday against the Boston Celtics.

Wolves vs. Thunder - March 29, 2013
The Wolves stymied every Thunder run and, led by Nikola Pekovic's 22 points and 15 rebounds, earned a tough 101-93 win over Oklahoma City at the Target Center on Friday. Ricky Rubio had 17 points, seven assists and four steals for the Wolves, who are home again Saturday, hosting the Grizzlies at 7 p.m. Coach Rick Adelman now has 997 career wins.

Wolves vs. Lakers - March 27, 2013
The Wolves' late fourth-quarter push wasn’t enough Wednesday night as they came up short to the Lakers 120-117 at the Target Center. Eight Wolves scored in double figures. Nikola Pekovic had 19 points and 16 rebounds while Dante Cunningham came off the bench for 18 points.

Wolves at Pistons - March 26, 2013
Nikola Pekovic scored 18 points and grabbed 11 rebounds as the Wolves topped the Pistons 105-82 at the Palace of Auburn Hills on Tuesday night. Ricky Rubio 14 points and nine assists while J.J. Barea came off the bench with a game-high 21 points.

Wolves vs. Bulls - March 24, 2013
Ricky Rubio posted 15 points and eight assists but the Wolves were defeated by the Bulls 104-97 at Target Center on Sunday night. Nikola Pekovic added 15 points and eight rebounds while Derrick Williams scored 28.

Wolves at Suns - March 22, 2013
Seven Wolves scored in double figures, led by Andrei Kirilenko who had 20, and Minnesota pounded host Phoenix 117-86 on Friday. Dante Cunningham had 18 points as the Wolves took control midway through the first period and never looked back. Ricky Rubio and Luke Ridnour combined for 24 points and 15 assists.

Wolves at Kings - March 21, 2013
In a hard fought battle, the Sacramento Kings held on to beat the visiting Minnesota Timberwolves 101-98. Nikola Pekovic led the way with 18 points and 12 rebounds, while Ricky Rubio, Derrick Williams and Dante Cunningham all had 12 points in defeat.

Wolves at Grizzlies - March 18, 2013
The Wolves dropped a 92-77 game against the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday. Alexey Shved led the team with 12 points while J.J. Barea and Mickael Gelabale each had 11.

Wolves vs. Hornets - March 17, 2013
The Timberwolves closed on a 6-0 run, with Nikola Pekovic's free throws with 14.5 seconds remaining spelling the difference in a 97-95 home win over the Hornets on Sunday night. Derrick Williams led the way with 28 points and seven rebounds, while Ricky Rubio added 16 with six assists. Minnesota shot 56 percent from the field.

Wolves at Rockets - March 15, 2013
The Timberwolves led by 18 points at halftime but couldn’t hold off the Rockets and James Harden’s big scoring night for a final score of 108-100 on the road on Friday. Derrick Williams and J.J. Barea led the Timberwolves with 19 points each.

Wolves at Pacers - March 13, 2013
Despite Ricky Rubio's 21-point, 10-assist effort, the Wolves fell 107-91 Wednesday in Indiana. Luke Ridnour had 17 points on 8-for-15 shooting and Greg Stiemsma recorded 13 points and nine rebounds. Derrick Williams added 10 points and five boards.

Wolves vs. Spurs - March 12, 2013
Rick Rubio (21 points, 13 rebounds, 12 assists) posted his first career triple-double as the Timberwolves dominated the Spurs 107-83 on Tuesday night at home. J.J. Barea posted 17 points and five assists while Alexey Shved had 16 points and seven assists.

Wolves vs. Mavericks - March 10, 2013
Derrick Williams scored 18 points and grabbed nine rebounds Sunday night but the Wolves lost to the Mavericks 100-77 at the Target Center. J.J. Barea had 16 points while Mickale Gelabale added 13. The Wolves will look to bounce back Tuesday night against the San Antonio Spurs.

Wolves at Nuggets - March 9, 2013
Mickael Gelabale scored a season-high 19 points but the Wolves, after trailing by just one at intermission, stumbled in the second half on their way to a 111-88 loss at Denver on Saturday. J.J. Barea had 15 points while Derrick Williams chipped in 13 points. The Wolves are back at the Target Center on Sunday for a 6 p.m. game against Dallas.

Wolves vs. Wizards - March 6, 2013
Ricky Rubio (15 points, 11 assists, seven rebounds) led the Timberwolves to an 87-82 win over Washington on Wednesday. Derrick Williams scored 16 points and grabbed eight rebounds, while Dante Cunningham added 11 points and five boards.

Wolves vs. Heat - March 4, 2013
Derrick Williams notched 25 points and 10 rebounds but the Timberwolves were unable to halt the Heat's win streak in a 97-81 home loss Monday night. Ricky Rubio added 14 points, eight assists and six steals while Alexey Shved had 13 points.

Wolves at Blazers - March 2, 2013
Derrick Williams' 23 points led the Timberwolves, but their three-game West Coast road trip concluded Saturday with a 109-94 loss to the Trail Blazers in Portland. Luke Ridnour added 18 for the Wolves, who come home to play the Miami Heat on Monday.

Wolves at Lakers - Feb. 28, 2013
Ricky Rubio had a double-double with 13 points and 13 assists, but the Wolves dropped one 116-94 to the Lakers in L.A. J.J. Barea (20 points) and Luke Ridnour (19 points) paced the offense and Derrick Williams added 15 points and eight rebounds.

Wolves at Suns - Feb. 26, 2013
Both teams struggled Tuesday, when Derrick Williams went for 21 points and 12 rebounds and the Timberwolves rallied from a 33-point first half only to fall 84-83 in overtime to the host Suns.

Wolves vs. Warriors - Feb. 24, 2013
The Timberwolves built an early 16-point lead Sunday and Derrick Williams went on to score 23 points and grab 12 rebounds, but Minnesota fell 100-99 Sunday to the visiting Warriors. Nikola Pekovic added 21 points, every starter scored in double figures, and the T-Wolves forced 22 Golden State turnovers before Luke Ridnour's last-second shot rolled off the rim.

Wolves at Thunder - Feb. 22, 2013
Seven Wolves scored in double-figures Friday night but Minnesota came up short to the Thunder 127-111 in Oklahoma City. Alexey Shved led the team with 17 points while Andrei Kirilenko and Dante Cunningham added 15 a piece. .

Wolves vs. 76ers - Feb. 20, 2013
Nikola Pekovic (27 points, 18 rebounds) and the Timberwolves got off to a good start and were able to hold off the 76ers en route to a 94-87 home win Wednesday. Derrick Williams scored 17 points and Andrei Kirilenko added 15, five assists and three blocks.

Wolves vs. Jazz - Feb. 13, 2013
Derrick Williams led the Timberwolves with 24 points and 16 rebounds, but the Jazz won 97-93 at Target Center on Wednesday. Nikola Pekovic scored 19 points and grabbed 13 boards and Ricky Rubio scored 18 points and had 10 assists.

Wolves at Cavaliers - Feb. 11, 2013
All five Wolves starters scored in double figures, led by 21 points by Luke Ridnour, as Minnesota broke its eight-game road losing streak with a 100-92 win over the Cavs. Nikola Pekovic had 16 points and 10 rebounds, and Ricky Rubio doubled up, too, with 13 points and 10 assists.

Wolves at Grizzlies - Feb. 10, 2013
The Timberwolves picked up 17 points from Ricky Rubio and Luke Ridnour and got 14 more from Mickael Gelabale, but the Wolves dropped a 105-88 decision on Sunday in Memphis thanks to big nights from Zach Randolph and Tayshaun Prince.

Wolves vs. Knicks - Feb. 8, 2013
Double-doubles weren't enough help for the Timberwolves Friday. Ricky Rubio had 18 points, 11 assists. Nikola Pekovic had 16 points and 11 rebounds. But a six-game homestand ended with a 100-94 loss to the New York Knicks at Target Center.

Wolves vs. Spurs - Feb. 6, 2013
Nikola Pekovic led the Wolves with 21 points and 10 rebounds Wednesday night but they came up short to the Spurs 104-94 at home. Derrick Williams had a double-double on the night (15 points, 12 rebounds) while J.J. Barea collected 15 points.

Wolves vs. Blazers - Feb. 4, 2013
Ricky Rubio scored a season-high 15 points and tied his career-high with 14 assists, but the Wolves' furious rally fell just short in Monday's 100-98 loss to the visiting Blazers. Dante Cunningham scored a career-high 23 points, and Nikola Pekovic had 13 points and 11 rebounds.

Wolves vs. Hornets - Feb. 2, 2013
While their opponents wore Mardi Gras inspired jerseys, it was the Wolves who threw the party Saturday, routing the Hornets 115-86 at the Target Center. Dante Cunningham didn't miss and scored 18 points and Nikola Pekovic had 14 points. Every Wolves player in uniform scored.

Wolves vs. Lakers - Feb. 1, 2013
Despite 14 points and nine rebounds from Nikola Pekovic, the Timberwolves suffered a 111-100 home loss to the Lakers on Friday. Alexey Shved paced the offense with 18 points and six assists. Jose Barea had 14 points in the defeat.

Wolves vs. Clippers - Jan. 30, 2013
Despite shooting well from the field and winning the turnover battle, Minnesota still gave up too many rebounds and missed key free throws on their way to a 96-90 loss to the visiting Los Angeles Clippers.

Wolves at Bobcats - Jan. 26, 2013
Luke Ridnour notched 22 points, seven boards and seven assists but J.J. Barea' last-second shot was blocked and the Wolves fell 102-101 at Charlotte on Saturday. Barea chipped in 19 points, and Ricky Rubio added 14 points and eight assists for the Wolves.

Wolves at Wizards - Jan. 25, 2013
The Timberwolves dropped a 114-101 game on the road against the Washington Wizards on Friday at Verizon Center. Derrick Williams had 18 points and Andrei Kirilenko scored 17, while Mickael Gelabale added 15 off the bench.

Wolves vs. Nets - Jan. 23, 2013
Andrei Kirilenko had 15 points, Dante Cunningham 14 and Luke Ridnour 13 on Wednesday. But the balanced attack didn't result in victory as the shorthanded Timberwolves fell 91-83 to the visiting Nets. The Timberwolves will try to get back in the win column Friday at Washington.

Wolves at Hawks - Jan. 21, 2013
Still depleted by injuries, the Timberwolves could not finish off the Hawks on Monday afternoon, losing 104-96 on the road. Derrick Williams led six Minnesota players in double figures with 17 points.

Wolves vs. Rockets - Jan. 19, 2013
The Wolves clamped down on defense and spread the scoring around on offense, downing the Rockets 92-79 at the Target Center on Saturday. Andrei Kirilenko led six Wolves in double figures with 21 points and Minnesota held Houston to under 33 percent from the field and a season-low 79 points. Luke Ridnour added 16 points for the Wolves.

Wolves vs. Clippers - Jan. 17, 2013
Luke Ridnour led the Wolves with 21 points Thursday night but they came up short to the Clippers 90-77 at the Target Center. Andrei Kirilenko had 15 points while Derrick Williams added 10 points and seven rebounds. The Wolves’ will look to rebound Saturday night against the Houston Rockets.

Wolves at Mavericks - Jan. 14, 2013
J.J. Barea made his first return to Dallas Monday night, but the Timberwolves' hope for a happy ending to their four-game road trip wasn't realized. Despite Barea's 21 points and 20 from Nikola Pekovic, the Timberwolves lost 113-98 to the Mavericks.

Wolves at Spurs - Jan. 13, 2013
The Timberwolves saw a narrow deficit balloon in the final quarter and eventually dropped a 106-88 road decision to the Spurs on Sunday night. J.J. Barea led the way off the bench with 15 points to go with six assists. Nikola Pekovic chipped in 14 with four rebounds.

Wolves at Hornets - Jan. 11, 2013
The Wolves got off to a great start but were unable to hold off the Hornets, losing 104-92 in New Orleans on Friday. Luke Ridnour scored 20 points and Nikola Pekovic added 18. Andrei Kirilenko had 17 points and Alexey Shved finished with 11 points and seven assists.

Wolves at Thunder - Jan. 9, 2013
Alexey Shved scored 18 points to lead the Timberwolves, but Minnesota fell 106-84 in Oklahoma City on Wednesday. Both Nicola Pekovic (17 points, 10 rebounds) and Derrick Williams (14 points, 11 boards) had double-doubles for the Timberwolves in the first game of a four-game road trip. Ricky Rubio added seven assists off the bench.

Wolves vs. Hawks - Jan. 8, 2013
The Wolves pulled out the 108-103 win over the Hawks tonight thanks to a big jumper by Cunningham with seconds remaining. Nikola Pekovic had 25 points and a career-high 18 rebounds, with Andrei Kirilenko adding 21 points. The Timberwolves were without Kevin Love who missed his second straight game with a fractured hand.

Wolves vs. Trail Blazers - Jan. 5, 2013
The Wolves battled back from an 22-point deficit in the third quarter but ran out of time, losing to the Trail Blazers 102-97 at the Target Center on Saturday. Nikola Pekovic led Minnesota with 21 points and 15 rebounds, but left the game early due to injury. The Wolves also were without Kevin Love, who re-fractured a bone in his right hand on Thursday.

Wolves at Nuggets - Jan. 3, 2013
The Timberwolves handed the Denver Nuggets their second home loss of the season after putting together a strong fourth quarter and earning a 101-97 win at the Pepsi Center. JJ Barea scored 11 fourth quarter points--he and Alexey Shved each had 17 points to lead the Wolves. Six Wolves scored in double figures as Minnesota jumped back into the 8th spot in the Western Conference.

Wolves at Jazz - Jan. 2, 2013
Four players scored in double figures but the Wolves fell to the Jazz 106-84 on the road Wednesday night. Andre Kirilenko posted 12 points and seven rebounds against his former team while Kevin Love added 13 points and 10 rebounds. The Wolves play the Nuggets on Thursday.

Wolves vs. Suns - Dec, 29, 2012
Kevin Love and Nikola Pekovic both registered double-doubles for the Timberwolves, who closed out 2012 with a 111-107 home victory over the Suns on Saturday. Love had 23 points and 18 rebounds, and Pekovic finished with 28 points and 11 boards. Andrei Kirilenko scored 20 points.

Wolves vs. Rockets - Dec, 26, 2012
J.J. Barea and rookie Alexey Shved sparked the Timberwovles, but they fell short 87-84 to the visiting Rockets. Barea scored 18 points and grabbed seven rebounds while Shved added 16 points on 7-of-15 shooting. Kevin Love contributed seven points and 12 boards.

Wolves at Knicks - Dec, 23, 2012
The Wovles' strong first-half start wasn’t enough Sunday as they came up short to the Knicks 94-91 at Madison Square Garden. Nikola Pekovic led the team with a double-double (21 points, 17 rebounds) while Alexey Shved added 18 points. Dante Cunningham added 12 points and 10 rebounds.

Wolves vs. Thunder - Dec, 20, 2012
Nikola Pekovic scored 18 of his 24 points in the first half as the Wolves haulted the Thunder's 12-game win streak in a 99-93 home win on Thursday night. Kevin Love added 28 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists while Alexey Shved had 12 points, 12 assists and seven rebounds.

Wolves at Heat - Dec. 18, 2012
The Wolves, led by Kevin Love's 18 boards, out-rebounded host Miami but the Heat were hot from distance and prevailed 103-92 on Tuesday. Andrei Kirilenko had 22 points while Nikola Pekovic had 18 points and 12 rebounds for Minnesota, which played its second road game in two nights.

Wolves at Magic - Dec. 17, 2012
Despite a combined 42 points and 27 rebounds from Kevin Love and Nikola Pekovic, the Wolves fell to the Magic 102-93 at Orlando on Monday. Andrei Kirilenko had 13 points and six assists for Minnesota, which lost for the first time in five games.

Wolves vs. Mavericks - Dec. 15, 2012
Ricky Rubio made an impact in his first 18 minutes of the year, scoring eight points and dishing out nine assists and the Wolves dominated the overtime in a 114-106 win over the Mavericks at the Target Center on Saturday. Nikola Pekovic led Minnesota with 21 points while Alexey Shved had 18 points.

Wolves at Hornets - Dec. 14, 2012
Nikola Pekovic scored a career-high 31 points as the Wolves toppled the Hornets 113-102 in New Orleans on Friday night. Andre Kirlenko posted 21 points and 11 rebounds while Luke Ridnour had 15 points and 10 assists. The Wolves host the Mavericks on Saturday.

Wolves vs. Nuggets - Dec. 12, 2012
The Timberwolves weathered an early deficit before taking control and eventually holding on for a 108-105 victory over the Nuggets on Wednesday night at Target Center. Nikola Pekovic enjoyed a standout night, scoring 22 points with 11 rebounds. Luke Ridnour provided a couple of timely long-range bombs, finishing the night with 15 points and four assists.

Wolves vs. Cavaliers - Dec. 7, 2012
Kevin Love had a season-high 36 points and 13 rebounds as the Wolves pushed aside the Cavaliers 91-73 Friday night at the Target Center. Luke Ridnour had 12 points and seven assists while Andrei Kirilenko returned to the lineup and had eight points, seven rebounds and six assists.

Wolves at Celtics - Dec. 5, 2012
Six players scored in double figures but the Wolves lost to the Celtics 104-94 at TD Garden on Wednesday night. Kevin Love notched 19 points and 13 rebounds while Nikola Pekovic added 14 points and nine rebounds.

Wolves at 76ers - Dec. 4, 2012
Seven players scored in double digits Tuesday night, including Alexey Shved with 17 off the bench, to propel the Wolves to a 105-88 road win over the 76ers. Josh Howard had a double-double (16 points, 10 rebounds) and Kevin Love grabbed 10 boards.

Wolves vs. Bucks - Nov. 30, 2012
Five players scored in double figures as the Wolves toppled the Bucks 95-85 at home on Friday night. Nikola Pekovic posted 14 points and 16 rebounds while Kevin Love had 15 points and 14 rebounds.

Wolves at Clippers - Nov. 28, 2012
Five players scored in double figures but the Wolves fell in the closing minutes to the Clippers 101-95 in L.A. on Wednesday night. Kevin Love posted 19 points and 12 rebounds while Nikola Pekovic had 11 points and 10 rebounds.

Wolves at Kings - Nov. 27, 2012
Highlighted by 23 points and 24 rebounds by Kevin Love and double-digit scoring by all five starters, the Timberwolves ended their 5-game losing streak with a 97-89 win over the Sacramento Kings.

Wolves at Warriors - Nov. 24, 2012
Nikola Pekovic had 17 points and Kevin Love contributed a double-double with 15 points and 15 rebounds. Nevertheless, the Timberwolves came up short in a 96-85 loss to the Warriors on the road Saturday.

Wolves at Blazers - Nov. 23, 2012
The Timberwolves opened up their four-game West Coast road trip Friday with a 103-95 loss the Blazers. Kevin Love returned to his home state and followed up his impressive season debut on Wednesday with 24 points and 13 rebounds against Portland.

Wolves vs. Nuggets - Nov. 21, 2012
Kevin Love returned Wednesday, weeks earlier than anticipated, but the Wolves fell short in a 101-94 home loss to the Nuggets. Love, who missed the first nine games of the season with a broken right hand, did not seem to miss a beat. He notched team highs with 34 points and 14 rebounds.

Wolves vs. Warriors - Nov. 16, 2012
The Timberwolves could not quite get over the hump in a 106-98 home loss to Golden State on Friday night. Minneosta drew to within three in the final period behind Derrick Williams (23 points, seven rebounds) and Alexey Shved (22 points, seven assists), but could get no closer after trailing by as many as 15.

Wolves vs. Bobcats - Nov. 14, 2012
The Wolves rallied in the fourth quarter to erase a double-digit deficit but fell short to the Bobcats 89-87 Wednesday. Andrei Kirilenko led the way with 26 points and 12 rebounds. Luke Ridnour scored 16 points and had 10 assists.

Wolves at Mavericks - Nov. 12, 2012
Despite a depleted lineup, the Timberwolves held the Dallas Mavericks to 22 fewer points than their season average and wrapped up their two-game road trip with 90-82 win at the American Airlines Center.

Wolves at Bulls - Nov. 10, 2012
The Timberwolves fell 87-80 in Chicago on Saturday, but in a bigger loss forward Chase Budinger left the game with a knee injury. Nikola Pekovic led the team with 18 points, while Andrei Kirilenko had 11 points and 12 rebounds.

Wolves vs. Pacers - Nov. 9, 2012
In an unforgettable finish, Andrei Kirilenko found Chase Budinger cutting to the basket for a last-second lay-up as the Wolves defeated Indiana 96-94, putting the team three games over .500 for the first time since 2006-07.

Wolves vs. Magic - Nov. 7, 2012
Luke Ridnour poured in 19 points, Derrick Williams had 14 and Nikola Pekovic added 11 as the Timberwolves defeated the Orlando Magic 90-75 on Wednesday at Target Center.

Wolves at Nets - Nov. 5, 2012
In the franchise's largest comeback since 1998, the Wolves overcame a 22-point third quarter deficit and handed the Brooklyn Nets their first ever defeat at the Barclays Center.

Wolves at Raptors - Nov. 4, 2012
Despite a late comeback attempt, the Wolves couldn't overcome 22 points each from DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry as Minnesota fell 105-86 to the Toronto Raptors at the Air Canada Centre.

Wolves vs. Kings - Nov. 2, 2012
JJ Barea scored 21 points for Minnesota as the Timberwolves opened up the regular season with a 92-80 win over the Sacramento Kings at Target Center.

Preseason: Wolves at Bucks - Oct. 26
Chase Budinger scored 20 points Friday night to lead the Timberwolves past the Bucks 100-76 in their final preseason matchup. Nikola Pekovic had 19 points and nine rebounds while Derrick Williams added 13 points. The Wolves’ first regular season game is Friday, November 2 against the Sacramento Kings.

Preseason: Wolves vs. Pistons - Oct. 24
The Timberwolves took the lead with 7:27 left in the first quarter and never looked back as they went on to defeat the Pistons 95-76 in Winnipeg, Canada on Wednesday. Chase Budinger led the team with 21 points and Derrick Williams added 18. Minnesota’s next game will be Friday in Green Bay, WI against Milwaukee.

Preseason: Wolves at Bulls - Oct. 19
Dante Cunningham and Andrei Kirilenko scored 12 points apiece but the Timberwolves fell to the Bulls 92-81 in a preseason matchup Friday night. Chase Budinger added 10 points and Brandon Roy chipped in six. The Timberwolves return home to battle the Pistons on Wednesday.

Preseason: Wolves vs. Maccabi Bazan Haifa - Oct. 16
The Timberwolves faced Maccabi Bazan Haifa of the Israeli Super League on Tuesday at Target Center, marking the first time the franchise has hosted a non-NBA international opponent. The Wolves outscored Maccabi Haifa 69-39 in the second half and rolled to a 114-81 win.

Preseason: Wolves vs. Bulls - Oct. 13
Wolves center Nikola Pekovic put together his first double-double of the preseason—scoring 16 points and adding 17 rebounds—as Minnesota defeated the Chicago Bulls 82-75 on Saturday at Target Center.

Preseason: Wolves at Pacers - Oct. 12
The Timberwolves were outscored 33-21 in the fourth quarter and dropped a 96-91 decision to the Indiana Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.

Preseason: Wolves vs. Pacers (Fargo, N.D.) - Oct. 10
Led by 14 points each from Nikola Pekovic and Chase Budinger and 13 more from Brandon Roy, the Wolves defeated the Indiana Pacers 84-70 in the team's preseason opener at the Fargodome in Fargo, N.D.

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