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Look for lots of scoring tonight

Posted by: Kent Youngblood under Wolves practice news, Wolves pre-game Updated: November 6, 2013 - 12:48 PM

It should be an interesting night at the Target Center.

The Wolves host the Golden State Warriors. The team hoping to be the breakthrough team of this season hosting the team that broke through last year. The Wolves (fifth in scoring in the NBA) vs. the Warriors (first). The second- and third- most productive fast-breaking teams in the league.

Both teams are 3-1.

“We’ve been tested in every way (so far),” Kevin Love said today after shootaround. “We had teams come back on us. We played well against Oklahoma City, we had a game where we had to fight back.  This will be another test, Golden State. Because they have guys who can really shoot. It will be a test to see what our perimeter defense can do.’’

The Warriors have three players averaging 19.8 points or more in David Lee (19.8), Stephen Curry (22.0) and Klay Thompson (22.5). Both Thompson and Curry are shooting 50 percent or better from three-point range, as is Andre Iguodala. The three of them have combined to hit 41 of 81 three-point shots. It will be interesting to see how the Wolves attack this threesome.

In other items from today’s shootaround:

--No update yet on Ronny Turiaf’s right elbow. Turiaf, who sustained a radial head fracture in the elbow vs. Oklahoma City Friday, saw a doctor in New York – the same doctor who worked on Kevin Love’s hand – but the team hasn’t given an approximate return timetable yet. One might come tonight. The good news is that Turiaf wasn’t in a sling this morning. He had a compression sleeve on the elbow instead.

--Rookie center Gorgui Dieng admitted that the little playing time he’s had so far has been educational. The Wolves had hoped Dieng could be an effective backup to Nikola Pekovic with Turiaf hurt. But Dieng has had a hard time avoiding foul trouble. Dieng said Pekovic  took him aside after shootaround today and told him not to let officiating get in the way of him playing aggressively.

“I’ll listen to him and do the best I can,” he said. “I’m not going to stop playing aggressive. But I need to know my job.’’

Love on whether the Warriors season last year can serve as a template for Minnesota this season: “I’ll be saying this all year,” Love said. “We want to take it game by game. But we’d like to do what they did last year. They had a great run. Steph and Klay and David Lee are the anchors who helped them to be the darlings of the NBA.”

That’s about it for now. I’ll get back to you before 


Golden State 7:00 PM
Oklahoma City 9:30 PM
Vancouver 1 2nd Prd
Buffalo 1
Arizona 2 1st Prd :43
NY Rangers 1
Montreal 3 2nd Prd
Columbus 1
Philadelphia 0 1st Prd 15:31
Toronto 0
Chicago 1 1st Prd 14:51
Florida 0
St. Louis 7:00 PM
Minnesota 7:30 PM
Ottawa 9:30 PM
Los Angeles
Detroit 9:30 PM
San Jose
Northern Ky 78 FINAL
Kennesaw St 53
East Tenn St 65 2nd Half 3:51
Citadel 63
Winthrop 25 2nd Half
Campbell 30
Delaware 35 1st Half 0:19
Drexel 28
Jacksonville St 23 2nd Half
Eastern Ky 29
Northeastern 27 2nd Half
Elon 28
Sacred Heart 44 1st Half 0:28
Fair-Dickinson 40
Western Carolina 24 1st Half 1:08
Furman 19
Char Southern 31 1st Half 3:12
Gardner-Webb 37
Western Ill 23 1st Half 3:48
Nebraska Omaha 24 1st Half 3:38
IUPU-Ft Wayne 28
Radford 22 1st Half 3:21
Liberty 30
St Francis-NY 23 1st Half 4:33
Long Island 24
Wofford 34 1st Half
Mercer 25
Minnesota 29 1st Half 4:36
Michigan State 31
High Point 40 1st Half 1:39
UNC-Asheville 35
Samford 28 1st Half 3:10
UNC Greensboro 31
Nebraska 24 2nd Half
Ohio State 42
Wagner 28 1st Half 2:00
Robert Morris 44
Mount St Marys 21 1st Half 3:30
St Francis-PA 28
Houston 34 1st Half 1:24
Temple 29
Vanderbilt 19 1st Half 0:05
Tennessee 30
Chattanooga 31 1st Half 1:17
Va Military 36
Milwaukee 26 1st Half 2:59
Wright State 26
Coastal Carolina 22 1st Half 2:20
Presbyterian 30
Central Conn St 34 2nd Half
Bryant 29
Ga Southern 9 1st Half 15:07
Appalachian St 2
SIU Edwardsville 7:00 PM
Austin Peay
Green Bay 7:00 PM
Texas-El Paso 7:00 PM
Louisiana Tech
FIU 7:00 PM
Rider 7:00 PM
Eastern Ill 7:00 PM
Murray State
Charlotte 7:00 PM
North Texas
North Dakota St 7:00 PM
Oral Roberts
Old Dominion 7:00 PM
TX-San Antonio 7:00 PM
Southern Miss
UT Martin 7:00 PM
Tennessee St
Fla Atlantic 7:00 PM
Western Ky
Northern Ariz 7:00 PM
North Dakota
Grand Canyon 7:05 PM
Chicago State
Utah Valley U 7:05 PM
ULM 7:05 PM
South Alabama
Texas-Arlington 7:30 PM
Arkansas State
Georgia State 7:30 PM
Ark-Little Rock
Troy 7:30 PM
Texas State
Arizona 8:00 PM
SMU 8:00 PM
Tenn Tech 8:00 PM
Morehead State
Rutgers 8:00 PM
Southern Utah 8:00 PM
Northern Colorado
Montana State 8:05 PM
Eastern Wash
UC Davis 9:00 PM
UC Santa Barbara
UC Irvine 9:00 PM
Cal Poly
Cal State Fullerton 9:00 PM
Montana 9:00 PM
BYU 9:00 PM
Pacific 9:00 PM
Santa Clara
Arizona State 9:30 PM
San Diego 10:00 PM
St Marys-CA 10:00 PM
San Francisco
Oregon State 10:00 PM
Long Beach State 10:59 PM
Rice 68 FINAL
Old Dominion 83
Manhattan 67 FINAL
Monmouth 84
Georgia Southern 39 FINAL
Appalachian St 66
Marshall 74 FINAL
FIU 50
TX-Arlington 56 2nd Half 2:24
Arkansas State 61
ULM 37 2nd Half 3:38
South Alabama 32
Troy 49 2nd Half 13:55
Texas State 35
Georgia State 33 2nd Half 15:03
Ark-Little Rock 40
William & Mary 45 2nd Half
Coll of Charleston 33
Delaware 29 1st Half 1:46
UNC-Wilmington 20
UMBC 13 1st Half 1:51
Maine 26
UMass Lowell 29 1st Half 1:23
Vermont 25
Albany 27 2nd Half
Hartford 18
Stony Brook 25 1st Half 3:21
Binghamton 24
Boston College 25 1st Half 3:55
(8) Louisville 38
(23) Syracuse 26 1st Half 3:53
Clemson 18
(16) Duke 17 1st Half 2:48
Georgia Tech 29
Florida 22 1st Half 3:50
Alabama 20
NC State 23 1st Half 2:16
(9) Florida State 33
Miami-Florida 33 1st Half 0:23
Wake Forest 34
LSU 18 1st Half 2:52
Ole Miss 27
(11) Miss State 18 1st Half 3:07
(2) South Carolina 28
Fairfield 38 1st Half 0:02
Iona 26
Marist 28 2nd Half
Saint Peters 27
Quinnipiac 44 1st Half 3:48
Rider 12
Virginia 30 1st Half 3:25
(15) North Carolina 25
Pittsburgh 21 1st Half 3:22
(4) Notre Dame 38
Ohio State 34 1st Half 1:18
Penn State 28
Massachusetts 30 1st Half 1:40
Dayton 35
(22) George Washington 28 1st Half 3:56
Richmond 25
Saint Louis 21 2nd Half
Rhode Island 38
Wright State 34 2nd Half
Detroit 33
Green Bay 38 2nd Half
Oakland 20
Western Ky 23 1st Half 7:00
Florida Atlantic 14
Indiana 31 1st Half 3:06
(5) Maryland 38
North Texas 21 1st Half 5:16
Charlotte 29
Central Arkansas 0 1st Half 18:56
Sam Houston St 0
SE Louisiana 14 1st Half 12:42
Northwestern St 2
Nicholls 7:00 PM
New Orleans
Incarnate Word 7:00 PM
Stephen F Austin
Denver 7:00 PM
No Dakota State
IUPU-Ft Wayne 7:00 PM
Nebraska Omaha
South Dakota
Lamar 7:00 PM
McNeese State
Western Ill 7:00 PM
South Dakota St
Missouri 7:00 PM
(12) Texas A&M
(13) Kentucky 7:00 PM
(20) Rutgers 7:00 PM
(25) Northwestern
Southern Miss 7:00 PM
TX-San Antonio
Wisconsin 7:00 PM
(17) Iowa
North Dakota 7:30 PM
Northern Ariz
Northern Colorado 8:00 PM
Southern Utah
Louisiana Tech 0 Postponed
Texas-El Paso 0
Eastern Washington 8:00 PM
Montana State
Idaho 8:00 PM
Auburn 8:00 PM
(6) Tennessee 8:00 PM
Gonzaga 8:00 PM
San Diego
USC 8:00 PM
Portland 8:00 PM
(24) California 8:00 PM
(19) Stanford 8:00 PM
(7) Oregon State
Chicago State 8:00 PM
Grand Canyon
UMKC 8:00 PM
Utah Valley U
San Francisco 8:00 PM
St Marys-CA
UCLA 9:00 PM
Washington St
Santa Clara 9:00 PM
CS-Northridge 9:00 PM
Cal State Fullerton
UC Santa Barbara 9:00 PM
Hawaii 9:00 PM
Long Beach St
Cal Poly 9:00 PM
UC Davis


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