(Minneapolis, MN) — The Timberwolves are back home to host the Houston Rockets tonight at the Target Center. It’s the start of a three-game home-stand for Minnesota, which will entertain Oklahoma City tomorrow and Sacramento on Monday. The Wolves have lost seven straight after Wednesday’s 117-110 setback in Chicago. They sit at 15-and-29 overall. The Rockets enter at 27-and-16.
(Paris, France) — The NBA is taking its show to Europe. The Bucks and Hornets play today in Paris. It will be the first NBA regular-season game ever in Paris. Hornets guard Nic Batum is one of 11 French players currently in the NBA. Milwaukee has won seven straight, while Charlotte has lost seven in-a-row.
(Orlando, FL) — The Vikings are well represented at the Pro Bowl. Dalvin Cook, Kirk Cousins, Danielle Hunter, Harrison Smith, Eric Kendricks, C.J. Ham, Everson Griffen and Xavier Rhodes are all in Orlando for Sunday’s game.
(St. Louis, MO) — Eric Staal is headed to St. Louis to represent the Wild during NHL All-Star weekend. Staal earned his sixth career All-Star nod. He will play for the Central Division in the 3-on-3, single-elimination tournament tomorrow night. The Central faces the Pacific in its first game. The winner will meet either the Metro or Atlantic Division in the final.
(Eagan, MN) — The Vikings are staying in-house to find their next offensive coordinator. The team has named assistant head coach/offensive adviser Gary Kubiak their new OC. He replaces Kevin Stefanski, who left to become the next head coach of the Cleveland Browns.
(Columbus, OH) — Marcus Carr nailed a go-ahead three-pointer with four-seconds remaining as Minnesota knocked off Ohio State 62-59 in Columbus. Carr ended with 21 points for the Golden Gophers, who have won three-of-four to improve to 11-and-8 including 5-and-4 in Big Ten play. The Gophers host ninth-ranked Michigan State on Sunday.