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2019 Schedule
13-15, 5th in Northwest
Rose hits the step-back jumper (0:15)
Smith skeptical of Butler's brag (1:49)

Kevin Pelton ESPN Staff Writer 

Minnesota Timberwolves PR announced shortly before gametime that starting forward Robert Covington will not play Saturday against the Portland Trail Blazers due to right knee soreness. Covington had been probable to play. He'll be replaced in the starting lineup by Derrick Rose, who's averaged 29.2 points in five starts this season, including his career-high 50 points vs. the Utah Jazz on October 31.

Did Wolves trading Butler away make them better? (1:18)
KAT's 35 propel Timberwolves to victory (1:14)
Towns runs over Kidd-Gilchrist, gets and-1 call (0:21)
Wiggins flies over his own teammate for putback dunk (0:20)
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9dChristian Red

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KAT rejects Harden's shot attempt (0:17)
Rose shows up for Wolves with 26 (1:09)
Rose drives past Kyrie for strong layup (0:23)
Rose pumping up the bench with 3, nifty dish (0:41)
Rose crosses over Celtics defenders for bucket (0:19)
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15dDoug Kezirian, Andre Snellings and Jordan Schultz

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Okogie throws down posterizing slam over Metu (0:18)
Okogie drills two consecutive 3-balls (0:35)
Rose heats up with back-to-back triples (0:26)
Teague steals, Gibson slams (0:17)
Saric tips home and-1 putback (0:19)
Rose makes pretty pass to Saric for dunk (0:15)
Teague splits defense for finger-roll finish (0:15)
Towns goes coast-to-coast for slam (0:19)
Towns drives past Thompson for easy layup (0:17)

Team Stats

Points Per Game110.514th
Rebounds Per Game43.8Tied-22nd
Assists Per Game24.014th
Points Allowed111.018th

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Team History

YEARWLPCT
2018-191315.464
2017-184735.573
2016-173151.378
2015-162953.354
2014-151666.195