2019 ScheduleAll times ET

2019 Schedule
0-1, 4th in Northwest
Butler leaves it all out on the court in opener (0:52)
Butler: 'I've got 81 games, baby. That's all that matters' (1:09)
Butler sits, chats with fan in front row mid-game (0:17)

DeRozan leads Spurs past Wolves 112-108; Butler scores 23

DeMar DeRozan had 28 points in his San Antonio debut, LaMarcus Aldridge added 21 points and 19 rebounds and the Spurs overcame a 23-point performance by Minnesota's Jimmy Butler in a 112-108 victory over the Timberwolves on Wednesday night in a...

Butler drains corner 3 to tie game in final minute (0:21)
Butler hits and-1 surrounded by 4 Spurs (0:19)
Butler steals and slams (0:15)
Butler firing early with two nice buckets (0:19)

Michael C. Wright ESPN Staff Writer 

Jimmy Butler in the house. We hear he did not arrive here on the team bus.

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13hChris Herring

Butler, Wolves unsure what to expect in opener

Timberwolves coach Tom Thibodeau said he wasn't sure how long he'd play Jimmy Butler in Wednesday's opener. Butler himself sounded unsure as to exactly how he'd react if his teammates didn't show enough intensity.

Butler on opener: 'Try not to get kicked out of the game' (0:30)

Malinda Adams ESPN Producer 

Jimmy Butler practices before tonight's game against the Spurs.

Malinda Adams ESPN Producer 

Jimmy Butler practicing for tonight's game against the Spurs.

Malika Andrews ESPN 

Zach LaVine on Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins' work ethic: Kat (Towns) and Wigs (Wiggins) are some of my good friends. Wigs just had his newborn baby and congratulations to him on that. And Kat is a really laid back dude, but they are extremely competitive at the same time. They work hard. I feel like they are getting some flack in the media because some people are saying they don't work hard. People in the organization are saying that. But I think they are extremely hard workers. Whenever I am in the gym, they are too. I have seen Wigs go back late night after games that he didn't play well and go get shots up too. So, I think they are proven players in the NBA for sure. I think they will be just fine."

Malika Andrews ESPN 

I asked Zach LaVine if he is paying attention to the events unfolding with his former team in Minnesota. He said: "I feel like everybody is paying attention to it at some point because it goes across your ticker so much right now. But they are in a situation, I feel like that is professional sports though. You get hit with adversity. They are dealing with it the way they feel is best."

Jalen: Butler will be 'pleasantly surprised' by Wolves fans (1:37)
Butler 'focused in on today,' not T-Wolves' opener (0:54)
A timeline of the Butler-T-Wolves dramatics (1:23)
Towns knows Wolves are riding a bad wave into regular season (1:36)
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5dChris Herring

Towns: Wolves' preseason woes 'unacceptable'

The Wolves capped an eventful week Friday night with a lackluster 143-121 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks in their preseason finale, a performance that Karl-Anthony Towns called "unacceptable."

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Team Stats

Points Per Game108.0Tied-12th
Rebounds Per Game46.0Tied-13th
Assists Per Game20.0Tied-18th
Points Allowed112.0Tied-17th

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