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Preview: Bulls at Timberwolves

The Chicago Bulls seek a season-high sixth straight win when they visit the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night. The current surge has placed the Bulls two games up on Brooklyn in the race for fourth place in the Eastern Conference and tied with third-place Toronto with five games to play. Chicago should be rather fresh, too, as it has not played since a 96-78 win at Washington on Saturday.

Minnesota NBA basketball forward arrested after threatening girlfriend

By David Bailey MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) - Minnesota Timberwolves basketball team forward, Dante Cunningham, charged last week with choking his live-in girlfriend during a domestic assault, is now suspected of sending her threatening messages, police said on Monday. Cunningham, 26, was arrested on a felony domestic assault charge and ordered to stay away from the woman after an alleged attack on Thursday in Medina, Minnesota, a suburb west of Minneapolis. He posted a bond and was released on Friday.

NBA: Timberwolves Cunningham arrested for second time

Minnesota Timberwolves player Dante Cunningham was arrested for the second time in three days, US media reported. The 26-year-old American was arrested Sunday for making terrorist threats, said Minnesota police officer Chris McGill. Under US law "terrorist threats" casts a wide net and can include directly or indirectly threatening or terrorizing someone. Cunningham had earlier been arrested Thursday and charged with felony domestic assault against a women.

Preview: Timberwolves at Heat

Sitting in a virtual tie for the top spot in the Eastern Conference, the Miami Heat can't afford any slip-ups if they want to secure homecourt advantage throughout the East playoffs. The Heat will try for their fifth straight win Friday when they host Kevin Love and the Minnesota Timberwolves. Miami's four straight wins have all come by double-digits, including a 96-77 rout of league-worst Milwaukee on Wednesday.

Preview: Lakers at Timberwolves

After four straight subpar defensive efforts, the Minnesota Timberwolves finally figured out how to stop an opponent last time out. They may have a more difficult time Friday night as they welcome the up-tempo Los Angeles Lakers to town. Minnesota limited Atlanta to 37.8 percent from the floor while forcing 25 turnovers en route to a 107-83 laugher on Tuesday night, ending a four-game stretch that had seen the Timberwolves surrender an average of 121.8 points per night.

Preview: Lakers at Timberwolves

After four straight subpar defensive efforts, the Minnesota Timberwolves finally figured out how to stop an opponent last time out. They may have a more difficult time Friday night as they welcome the up-tempo Los Angeles Lakers to town. Minnesota limited Atlanta to 37.8 percent from the floor while forcing 25 turnovers en route to a 107-83 laugher on Tuesday night, ending a four-game stretch that had seen the Timberwolves surrender an average of 121.8 points per night.

Preview: Kings at Timberwolves

The Minnesota Timberwolves are running out of time to make a run at the final playoff spot in the Western Conference. To do so, they need to take advantage of a rare home game against a weaker opponent when they host the Sacramento Kings on Sunday. Minnesota is six games behind Dallas and Memphis, who are tied for the last two seeds in the West.

Preview: Timberwolves at Bobcats

With four wins in their last five games the Charlotte Bobcats are looking to solidify their playoff positioning in the Eastern Conference when they host the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday. Charlotte enters play seventh in the East, two games ahead of eighth place Atlanta with a comfortable 5 1/2 game cushion over ninth place New York. "Confidence is everything," guard Kemba Walker told the Charlotte Observer recently, "and I think we have a lot of confidence at this time."

Preview: Pistons at Timberwolves

The Minnesota Timberwolves look to rebound after a damaging defeat when they host the struggling Detroit Pistons on Friday. The Timberwolves’ 12-point loss to New York on Wednesday, in the first of a four-game homestand, came after a promising 4-1 road trip that had them thinking about a playoff run again. Despite losing eight of 10 and standing 13 games below .500, the Pistons are still only three games out of eighth place in the Eastern Conference with 21 contests left.

Preview: Nuggets at Timberwolves

Both the Denver Nuggets and Minnesota Timberwolves are battered and beaten of late but one side is assured of ending the first half on a high note when they meet in Minnesota Wednesday. Denver has dropped three straight and five of its last seven and will hit the floor shorthanded with a slew of injuries, leaving coach Brian Shaw thankful for the upcoming rest. "That's why whoever did the schedule many years ago," he told the Denver Post, "put in an all-star break so that guys could recuperate."
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