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Gameday preview: Philadelphia at Wolves

  • December 10, 2013 - 11:44 PM

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7 p.m. VS. PHILADELPHIA • TARGET Center • FSN, 830-AM

Preview: The Wolves will try to break a two-game home losing streak on the back end of a back-to-back against a Philly team that probably watched the Wolves’ game with Detroit from Minneapolis hotel rooms Tuesday. Philadelphia has lost three games in a row and seven of eight.

Players to watch: Wolves C Nikola Pekovic had 27 points and a career-high 18 rebounds the last time the two teams met. PG Ricky Rubio had 11 points, six assists and three steals in that game. 76ers F Thaddeus Young has had double- doubles in three of his past six games after having only one over his first 13. F Evan Turner has scored 20 or more points 16 times this season, including 25 vs. the L.A. Clippers on Monday.

Numbers: Minnesota has won the past three games between the two teams.

Injuries: Wolves F Chase Budinger (knee) and C Ronny Turiaf (elbow) are out. 76ers F Arnett Moultrie (left ankle) and C Nerlens Noel (left knee) are out. Rookie G Michael Carter-Williams (right knee soreness) is listed as day-to-day.

Kent Youngblood

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