Nearly two months later, the Wolves get another chance against a Golden State team that whupped them by 41 points, 146-105 in Oakland in November.

On the same day NBA commissioner David Stern indefiinitely suspended Washington's Gilbert Arenas, the Wolves and Warriors play at Target Center in what will be a head-to-head comparison of the 2009 draft's No. 6 and 7 picks: Wolves guard Jonny Flynn and Warriors guard Stephen Curry.

Curry scored 26 points -- including 6 for 6 on three pointers -- in Tuesday's 123-122 loss at Denver, won by the Nuggets when Monta Ellis was called for fouling J.R. Smith on a three-point shot with .04 seconds left and Smith made two of three free throws to win the game.

A few other things of a this and that nature:

* Warriors coach Don Nelson is 15 victories away from surpassing Lenny Wilkens as the NBA's all-time winningest coach. Nelson has won 1,318 games, Wilkens won 1,332.

* You can catch Ricky Rubio again on NBA TV Saturday at noon tape delayed in a game against the French team Asvel Basket scheduled for tomorrow night.

* Things you learn on Twitter: Former Timberwolf Mark Madsen, now coaching in the D League, dislocated his finger playing pickup basketball at 6 a.m. this morning.






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