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Weekly Wolves Wrap: Back on track?

KAT celebrated his 27th birthday with this strong finish at the rim and 30 points. (Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

In this first edition of this new coverage format for the Timberwolves, we'll discuss this past week's slate of games. I'll also provide outlooks for the games of the week to come. For more momentary updates (such as injury reports or reactions to games) follow along with @WolvesDistrict.

Wolves at Grizzlies, 11/11

103-114 (L)

Returning to Memphis for the first time since last year's playoff series loss, the Wolves lost a competitive game to Ja Morant and company. Morant dropped 28 and his co-star Desmond Bane had 24 of his own. Anthony Edwards shook off some more rust, scoring a team high 28 for the Wolves.

Wolves at Cavaliers, 11/13

129-124 (W)

Darius Garland's masterclass fell just short of a victory as the Wolves were able to stave off a late Cleveland push and secure a victory against the shorthanded Cavs, who were missing Donovan Mitchell and Jarrett Allen. This game was all about D'Angelo Russell, who had spent the last few games on the hot seat for poor performances. D'Lo silenced some doubts tonight by scoring 30 points on 85% shooting (11/13 from the floor!).

Wolves at Magic, 11/16

126-108 (W)

The young Magic squad was as shorthanded as can be, missing many of their most important players, including Paolo Banchero. Unsurprisingly, the Wolves won this one impressively and were able to clear their whole bench in the blowout. The Timberwolves showed some of their best body language and attitude of the season in this one, too.

Wolves at 76ers, 11/19

112-109 (W)

Despite Joel Embiid's love for the free throw line, The Wolves escaped a late 76er rally to get back to .500 on the season. The Wolves escaped their own errors in what was a win but a moral loss. Frustration was evident during the whole contest and Minnesota almost gave this one away due to a fourth quarter collapse that the 76ers nearly used to steal a win.


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