The weekly Power Rankings are back, taking a look at the best and worst Minnesota Timberwolves players over the last seven days of basketball.
Among Super Bowl festivities, famous courtside appearances and some brand spanking new uniforms, the Minnesota Timberwolves actually played three games of basketball this week.
After a dreadful power rankings edition last week, the Wolves bounced back with a good one this time around, finishing just one Lebron James turnaround buzzer-beating dagger away from a perfect week.
Minnesota and Cleveland entered into an all-out firefight in the final power rankings game, burying a season-high 40 triples combined on the night. It took a LeBron James game-saving block and game-winning shot to decide an overtime thriller. The game finished 140-138.
Before the heartbreaking loss to the Cavs though, the Timberwolves garnered two impressive wins. Starting with the Milwaukee Bucks at the Target Center.
It was a deer drubbing in the new City edition uniforms, as Minnesota trampled the Bucks 108-89 behind big nights from Jimmy Butler and Karl-Anthony Towns. The pair were the only two Wolves to score in double figures. The fun continued at home against the New Orleans Pelicans, with the red-hot Timberwolves shooting 10-21 (47.6 percent)from downtown in a 118-107 win.
It was another good week for fans in the Twin Cities, as their team moved to 34-23 for the season which is good for the fourth place heading into the All-Star break. Let’s check out who made it happen this week!
*All players must play 10 total minutes to qualify. Season and weekly stats provided by NBA.com*