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Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard (12) greets Dallas Mavericks shooting guard Monta Ellis (11) before the start of their NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, in Dallas. (AP Photo/LM Otero) ORG XMIT: MIN2014020720443626

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The Wolves' week ahead

  • February 8, 2014 - 4:27 PM

The Wolves’ Week Ahead

Monday: 7 p.m. vs. Houston (FSN, NBA TV)

Wednesday: 7 p.m. vs. Denver (FSN)

Player to watch:

Dwight Howard, Rockets

He’s not the franchise player the Rockets thought they might have been signing, but he’s an All-Star Game center nonetheless and defensive anchor to a team contending with the Clippers for the fourth and final home-court playoff spot.

Voices

« That’s why we pay him the big bucks and why he’s an All-Star starter, to do things like that. »

Wolves guard Kevin Martin on Kevin Love playing nearly the entire second half in Tuesday’s victory over the L.A. Lakers, even after he was injured in a nasty fall.

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