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Minnesota Timberwolves (29-53)


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W 106-105
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L 105-129
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W 144-109
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AP Source: Timberwolves adding NBA's 1st Chinese owner

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor is bringing in two new minority partners to his ownership group, including the NBA's first Chinese owner, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press.

Shanghai investor Lizhang Jiang and New Jersey real estate mogul Meyer Orbach are joining the Timberwolves' ownership group, the person said Monday on condition of anonymity because the deal has not been finalized. The person said Orbach has agreed to acquire 9.5 percent of the team while Lizhang will be brought in at 5 percent. The 35-year-old Lizhang works in sports marketing in China.

The NBA has long been heavily invested in growing the game in China, with former Houston Rockets center Yao Ming helping to make the league wildly popular in a nation of 1.4 billion people. And even though Liang will only buy 5 percent of the team, his presence could help raise the Timberwolves' profile in China and bring new marketing possibilities to a team that historically has not been a big seller abroad.

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Leaders
Points: Andrew Wiggins20.7
Rebounds: Karl-Anthony Towns10.5
Assists: Ricky Rubio8.6
FG%: Karl-Anthony Towns54.2%
Steals: Ricky Rubio2.13
Blocks: Karl-Anthony Towns1.68
Defense (Rank)
Points: 106.0 (24)
Rebounds: 41.9 (7)
Assists: 22.6 (20)
FG%: 47.1% (28)
FT%: 75.7% (18)
3P%: 35.5% (17)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 102.4 (15)
Rebounds: 41.6 (29)
Assists: 23.4 (8)
FG%: 46.4% (7)
FT%: 79.2% (4)
3P%: 33.8% (25)
Standings
Northwest Division
  W L Pct GB
xy-Oklahoma City 55 27 .671 --
x-Portland 44 38 .537 11.0
Utah 40 42 .488 15.0
Denver 33 49 .402 22.0
Minnesota 29 53 .354 26.0
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Transactions
Date Player Transactions
3/22/2016 Greg Smith Signed for the Rest of the Season
3/12/2016 Greg Smith Signed to Second 10-Day Contract
3/2/2016 Greg Smith Signed to 10-Day Contract
3/1/2016 Kevin Martin Waived
2/25/2016 Andre Miller Waived
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Injuries
Date Player Status
No Recent Injuries for this team
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