GAME THREAD: Dallas Mavericks at Minnesota Timberwolves

Ronald Martinez

Hey, you know what? A win would feel pretty nice.

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WHO: The Dallas Mavericks play against the Minnesota Timberwolves.

WHAT: After a three game win streak that put the team over .500, the Mavericks have lost two in a row to fall back underneath it.

WHERE: Target Center, Minneapolis, MN

WHEN: 7:00 pm CT

HOW: WFTC | FSSW

THE STORY: Friday night's loss to Toronto was embarrassing. I know the players aren't proud of their effort, but unfortunately, it's hard to see a dramatic shift on the second night of a back-to-back on the road. On the other hand, Minnesota has had their own inconsistencies this year and might help the Mavericks out. Don't count on it, though -- they've won five of their last six and point guard Ricky Rubio might be returning, something that is sure to give the Wolves a moral boost. Love injured his thumb in last night's game, but x-rays were negative and he is expected to play.

The Mavericks lost their only meeting to the

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