(Orlando, FL) — The Timberwolves gave up 71 first-half points on their way to a 122-112 loss to the Magic in Orlando. Karl-Anthony Towns tallied 27 points and 11 boards to lead Minnesota, which has lost three in-a-row and five of its last six overall. Andrew Wiggins chipped in with 23 points and nine rebounds in the setback. The Wolves wrap up their three-game road trip tonight in New Orleans.
(Undated) — Timberwolves big man Karl-Anthony Towns will play for Team LeBron at the NBA All-Star Game. Towns was picked by Lakers star LeBron James, who was a captain opposite Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo. Team LeBron will take on Team Giannis in the All-Star Game one week from Sunday in Charlotte.
(St. Paul, MN) — Joel Eriksson Ek scored the lone goal as the Wild were crushed by the Oilers 4-1 at The X. Devan Dubnyk allowed three goals on 22 shots for Minnesota, which has lost four in-a-row. The Wild visit New Jersey tomorrow and the New York Islanders on Sunday before returning home.
(East Lansing, MI) — Minnesota is headed to East Lansing to square off with 11th-ranked Michigan State tomorrow afternoon. The Golden Gophers have lost two in-a-row to dip to 16-and-7 on the season and 6-and-6 in Big Ten play. The Spartans have lost three straight and sit at 18-and-5 and 9-and-3.
(Undated) — Baseball icon Frank Robinson is dead at the age of 83. The Hall of Famer passed away yesterday after battling bone cancer. Robinson became the first African-American manager in the majors in 1975 with Cleveland. As a player, he’s the only one in history to win the MVP in both leagues. Robinson ranks 10th all-time with 586 home runs.