Minnesota Timberwolves defeat Los Angeles Clippers, 111-97

A press-table railbird too scientifically gifted to possess a permanent place there did the math during the Timberwolves' 111-97 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday night.

He crunched the data, calculated the probabilities that an average NBA team loses consecutive games to the New Jersey Nets and the Timberwolves and deciphered the odds at 1 in nearly 76.

But that's exactly what happened Friday at Target Center, where the Wolves again juggled their start...

In his perpetual search for five-man units that can each start games better and improve his team's bench strength, Timberwolves coach Kurt Rambis once again tinkered with his starting lineup for Friday's home game against the Los Angeles Clippers.

This time, he unexpectedly called upon center Ryan Hollins, who not that long ago was sick in bed for days, too ill to eat.

This time, the same team that trailed the Knicks 15-0 Tuesday night in New York led the Clippers 9-...