(Minneapolis, MN) — Shabazz Napier netted 24 points and Jarrett Culver chipped in with 21 as the Timberwolves topped the Nets 122-115 in overtime in Minneapolis. Gorgui Dieng racked up 11 points and 20 rebounds for the Wolves, who have won two-of-three on the heels of an 11-game losing streak. Spencer Dinwiddie dropped in a game-high 36 points for Brooklyn, which fell to 16-and-16 with its third straight loss. Joe Harris had 19 points in defeat.
(St. Paul, MN) — The Wild are back on the ice tonight as they host the Toronto Maple Leafs at The X. Minnesota opened its four-game homestand with a 3-1 loss to the Islanders on Sunday. The Wild sit at 19-16-and-5.
(Undated) — Wild forward Eric Staal is headed to the NHL All-Star Game. The six-time All-Star will suit up for the Central Division on January 25th in St. Louis. Defenseman Ryan Suter is one of 31 players on the ballot for the “Last Men In,” with the top vote-getter from each conference getting a final spot.
(Eagan, MN) — The Vikings are preparing for their Sunday showdown with the Saints in the NFC Wild Card round of the playoffs. Minnesota will visit New Orleans looking to advance. If the Vikings win, they would visit San Francisco in the Divisional Round.
(West Lafayette, IN) — The Golden Gophers resume Big Ten basketball play on Thursday when they travel to Indiana to play Purdue. Minnesota has won three in-a-row after Saturday’s 89-62 rout of FIU. The Gophers sit at 7-and-5, including 1-and-1 in Big Ten action.