Minnesota Timberwolves defeat New Jersey Nets, 95-93

Flattened by the flu for two consecutive days, Timberwolves point guard Jonny Flynn recovered well enough to start his first NBA game in Wednesday's opener against New Jersey at Target Center.

If he hadn't, he would have known what to blame.

Being a rookie.

"Actually, I had the same exact thing Al had last week," Flynn said, referring to teammate Al Jefferson. "That's what the doctor said. I think it was from me carrying his bags, doing that rookie treatment for h...

The Timberwolves trailed New Jersey by 19 points in their season opener Wednesday night at Target Center.

They didn't have one player who finished with more than two assists.

Their first three-pointer of the night was made by a fan during a halftime contest.

So how did the Wolves ever leap away with a 95-93 victory over the Nets on Damien Wilkins' putback bank shot at the buzzer after they trailed by 16 points with less than seven minutes left?

"You have to tel...

The Timberwolves were so enamored with the slogan "See What They Can Do" that they used it for both the 2007-08 and 2008-09 seasons. There weren't all that many Minnesotans who came to Target Center to take the challenge in person.

Glen Taylor saw clearly what Kevin McHale's nucleus of players had to offer -- 46 victories and 118 losses in two seasons -- and the owner finally decided to see what an outsider could do.

Taylor hired David Kahn as the team's first execut...