Thunder struck: Timberwolves come up a couple of shots short in season opener

Kevin Love and the Minnesota Timberwolves are a few years behind them, but hope to follow the same path. Durant scored 33 points to lead the Thunder to a 104-100 victory over the Timberwolves on Monday night. Russell Westbrook added 28 points,

by Micah Hart. Ah, the rookie dance contest. A staple of rookie hazing nearly every season. Here are Timberwolves rookies Derrick Williams, Malcolm Lee, and Ricky Rubio strutting their stuff at a recent fan event.

By Ray Richardson Coach Rick Adelman has preached the value of ballhandling and team defense to the Timberwolves. "Coach means business. He believes in getting his point across," shooting guard Wesley Johnson said. (Associated Press: Stacy A. Bengs)

There will be a new philosophy in the Twin Cities this season for the Minnesota Timberwolves, but expectations are not so high. Having amassed 32 wins over the past two seasons under Kurt Rambis, the powers that be decided that the former bespectacled

Kevin Love and the Minnesota Timberwolves are a few years behind them, but hope to follow the same path. Durant scored 33 points to lead the Thunder to a 104-100 victory over the Timberwolves on Monday night. Russell Westbrook added 28 points,