The Wolves look to get back over .500 tonight at Staples Center against the Lakers, who they beat earlier in the year on the back of a record setting 47 point first quarter.
Unfortunately, Ricky Rubio is questionable with "flu-like symptoms," which raises the following question:
Is Ricky Rubio:
a) actually sick with the flu, or
b) did he go out with Kevin Love in Los Angeles last night?
I've been a bit concerned about this trip, as they flew in on Thursday afternoon, leaving plenty of time last night for, well, shenanigans.
Meanwhile, the Lakers will be without Kobe Bryant, who fractured his tibia the other night and is out for another six weeks. Without anything resembling a point guard on the roster, the Lakers have signed Kendall Marshall out of the D-League. Whether he'll be available tonight is unclear.
Who they might start at point guard is also unclear. Wes Johnson anyone?
The Lakers are playing at a D'Antonish pace, but doing so with a bunch of mediocre players. Still, they are shooting threes well (38%), behind Jodie Meeks (42%), Wes Johnson (40.5%!) and Nick Young (38%), but are without Steve Blake, another of their good shooters.
The Wolves have another day off in L.A. tomorrow before playing the Clippers on Sunday. No more "flu" please.
Xavier Henry (?)
I'll leave you with this bit of funny: