Another week, another look at the ranking of each and every Timberwolves player to play significant minutes over the past week.
It was another close-to-perfect (Wednesday to Thursday) week in Wolves world, as Minnesota pulled off wins in two of their three game.
The successful power rankings week moves the Timberwolves to 31-18 on the season (prior to Wednesday’s loss in Portland), and into third place in the rugged Western Conference.
The only slip up came in the first matchup of the week, a nationally-televised Western Conference showdown with the Houston Rockets. Allowing 17 3-pointers on 43.6 percent is a recipe for disaster, and that’s exactly what happened to Minnesota as they fell 116-98.
It started in Toronto in an impressive 115-109 win over one of the best teams in the NBA. The Timberwolves overcame a 40 point outburst from Kyle Lowry, firing back with big nights from Andrew Wiggins and Karl-Anthony Towns.
The finale came in Los Angeles, as the Wolves scraped past the Clippers in a thrilling game. Minnesota survived a 56 percent shooting barrage to grind out a 126-118 victory.
Let’s dig into the performers who made it possible.
*Players must play 15 minutes to qualify. All season and weekly stats provided by NBA.com/stats*