Wolves-New Jersey game preview
- February 3, 2012 - 12:33 AM
Preview: The Wolves try to regroup after a disappointing loss at home to Indiana. Minnesota, which has won three of its past four road games, plays a Nets team beset by injuries that has lost three of its past four games.
Players to watch: Kevin Love had 21 points and 17 rebounds vs. Indiana, but shot just 6-for-16 from the field. It was the first time in three games he had shot under 50 percent. C Nikola Pekovic has had two double-doubles the past four games. Nets PG Deron Williams is averaging 20.5 points, 3.5 rebounds and 8.5 assists per game. F Kris Humphries is averaging 13.1 points and 10.5 rebounds.
Numbers: The Wolves have been better on the road (5-4) than at home (5-8) this season. Minnesota has won 10 of its past 15 games vs. New Jersey.
Injuries: Wolves G Malcolm Lee (knee surgery) is out. C Darko Milicic (thigh) is questionable. Nets Brook Lopez (broken right foot), F Damion James (right foot surgery), G/F MarShon Brooks (broken toe),G DeShawn Stevenson (knee) and C Mehmet Okur (back) are out.
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