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Wolves-Dallas game preview

  • November 12, 2012 - 12:25 AM

Preview: Both teams are coming off losses and are dealing with key injuries. The Mavericks -- who don't have star F Dirk Nowitzki (knee surgery) -- lost at Charlotte in overtime Saturday, their first loss ever to the Bobcats and their second loss in a row. The Wolves are coming off a loss at Chicago that ended a three-game winning streak and lengthened the team's injury report when Chase Budinger tore a meniscus in his left knee.

Players to watch: Wolves F Dante Cunningham has scored in double figures in three of the last four games. F Andrei Kirilenko had his second double-double of the season Saturday. ... In his first year in Dallas, G O.J. Mayo is leading the team in scoring (21.9 ppg). PG Darren Collison is averaging 14.1 points and 7.1 assists per game.

Numbers: The Mavericks turned the ball over 39 times in losses Friday in New York and Saturday in Charlotte. ... Five players have led the Wolves in scoring over their six games.

Injuries: Nowitzki (knee surgery) is out and F Shawn Marion (left knee sprain) is doubtful. Wolves F Kevin Love (broken hand), G Ricky Rubio (knee surgery), F/G Budinger (left knee), G J.J. Barea (mid-foot sprain) are out and G Brandon Roy (sore right knee) is questionable.

KENT YOUNGBLOOD

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