TORONTO — DeMar DeRozan scored 27 points, Kyle Lowry added 25 points and 11 assists and the Toronto Raptors came back to defeat the Minnesota Timberwolves 124-110 on Thursday night. Toronto's Jonas Valanciunas added 20 points and 10 rebounds. Zach LaVine scored 29 points, Anthony Wiggins added 25 and Karl-Anthony Towns recorded 17 points and 11 rebounds for Minnesota. The Timberwolves took a one-point into the fourth quarter but consecutive 3-pointers by Lowry and Patrick Patterson had the Raptors ahead by 12 points with just less than five minutes to play.
TORONTO—Jason Zucker, Chris Stewart and Eric Staal each scored a goal and the Minnesota Wild defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-2 on Wednesday night. The Wild (13-8-4) won their second game in a row to finish a five-game road trip with a 2-1-2 record. Ben Smith and Tyler Bozak scored for the Maple Leafs (10-10-5), who lost three in a row. Devan Dubnyk stopped 35 shots in the Minnesota goal and held of a surge by the Maple Leafs, who battled back from 2-0 and 3-1 deficits. Toronto goaltender Frederik Andersen made 17 saves.
MINNEAPOLIS — Another road game, another win for San Antonio. The Spurs topped the Minnesota Timberwolves by a 105-91 score on Tuesday at Target Center to improve to 13-0 on the road. It's the second game in as many nights in which San Antonio (18-4) trailed at the half before rallying to keep its flawless road record intact. Kawhi Leonard scored 31 points on 11-of-15 shooting while guard Patty Mills chipped in 15 points, five assists and four rebounds off the bench for the Spurs.
MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota quarterback Sam Bradford's pass sailed high out of the back of the end zone on a two-point attempt with 30 seconds left, and the Dallas Cowboys held on to beat the Vikings 17-15 Thursday night. Bradford led an eight-play, 65-yard drive that began with just over two minutes remaining, pulling Minnesota within two points. However, he was pressured on the conversion attempt, and his desperation attempt to Adam Thielen in the back of the end zone was too high. Dallas secured the ensuing onside kick.
MINNEAPOLIS—The New York Knicks overcame a career night from Minnesota's Karl-Anthony Towns to take down the Timberwolves by a 106-104 final Wednesday at Target Center. Carmelo Anthony hit the game-winning jumper with 2.3 seconds remaining as the Knicks fended off a furious fourth-quarter comeback by the Timberwolves. Minnesota tied the game with 24.2 seconds to play before Anthony's jumper over Andrew Wiggins.
MINNEAPOLIS—Rudy Gobert scored 16 points and grabbed 17 rebounds, including eight on the offensive end, and the Utah Jazz's stifling defense held the Minnesota Timberwolves' young core in check in a 112-103 victory Monday night. George Hill and Gordon Hayward each had 24 points for Utah. Hill added eight rebounds and four assists, and Trey Lyles scored 13 off the bench as the Jazz (10-8) won their third game in a row.
ST. LOUIS — Jaden Schwartz had two third-period goals and David Perron scored the winner in the shootout to lead the St. Louis Blues to a 4-3 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Saturday night. Center Paul Stastny scored and goalie Jake Allen made 28 saves as the Blues improved to 9-1-2 at home this season. The Blues have a nine-game home points streak, their longest since Dec. 29, 2014-Feb. 3, 2015. Perron and defenseman Alex Pietrangelo each had two assists. Perron upped his points streak to seven games. His second assist was No. 200 for his career.
MINNEAPOLIS — Andrew Wiggins scored 35 points and Karl-Anthony Towns had 25 points and 10 rebounds in a matchup of star young centers as the Minnesota Timberwolves cruised to a 110-86 victory against the Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday night. Wiggins added 10 rebounds and four assists, while shooting 14 of 20 as two of the four youngest teams in the NBA met for a nationally televised game showcasing the young skill of players like Wiggins, Towns and Philadelphia rookie center Joel Embiid.
PITTSBURGH — New team and city for Eric Staal. The same old results against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Staal scored early in the third period, Devan Dubnyk turned aside 39 shots and the Minnesota Wild dealt the Penguins their first loss at home in regulation this season, winning 4-2 Thursday night. Staal had a hand—and a stick—in three of Minnesota's four goals as a lineup infused with several minor league call-ups dropped Pittsburgh's home-ice record to 6-1-1. The Stanley Cup champion Penguins were 35-6-4 in their previous 45 home games.
OKLAHOMA CITY—Russell Westbrook scored 28 points to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 112-92 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday at the Chesapeake Energy Arena. Westbrook shot 9 of 18 from the field to go along with eight assists, six rebounds and three steals. Center Enes Kanter came off the bench to pour in 20 points and grab 10 rebounds. Center Steven Adams added 14 points and eight boards.