|Oct. 17 7:14 PM PT8:14 PM MT9:14 PM CT10:14 PM ET2:14 GMT10:14 7:14 PM MST8:14 PM CST9:14 PM EST6:14 UAE (+1)04:1422:14 ET9:14 PM CTNaN:� - Jimmy Butler scored 23 points Wednesday, going 9 of 23 from the field, as the Minnesota Timberwolves fell to the San Antonio Spurs 112-108. Butler pulled down seven rebounds and had three assists, tallying a plus-minus of -3 in his 31:36 of playing time. He added one block and four steals. Butler went 1 of 4 from behind the arc.|
|Oct. 4 6:33 PM PT7:33 PM MT8:33 PM CT9:33 PM ET1:33 GMT9:33 6:33 PM MST7:33 PM CST8:33 PM EST5:33 UAE (+1)03:3321:33 ET8:33 PM CTNaN:� - After all the disruption caused by Butler's trade request that became public a week before training camp began, no deal has been made. So the four-time All-Star will be on the court facing off against the Spurs with his Timberwolves teammates on Wednesday, no matter the awkwardness and tension that might be lingering.
Analysis: Butler has only participated in four days of on-court workouts with the team, starting with his raucous appearance a week ago. Thibodeau canceled practice the following day, and Butler did not accompany the team to the preseason game on Friday because of what was officially announced as rehabilitation for his right hand that was surgically repaired in July.