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Game Thread: Opening Night!

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Different uni's, different court, different...team? Tonight we'll continue the great Wolves rebuilding experiment.

Game Notes:
7:00 pm, Target Center
vs Sacramento Kings
TV: KSTC-45
Radio: KFAN-AM 1130

Preseason Records:

Minnesota - 6-2, Sacramento - 1-7

Minnesota plays a Sacramento team in search of an identity, especially after losing Ron Artest during the off-season. Kevin Martin was seventh in league scoring last year with a 23.7 PPG average, and had a 20.7 average this preseason. He's surrounded by folks such as center Brad Miller, T-Wolf-for-an-hour Beno Udrih at the point, Artest replacement John Salmons, and Mikki Moore at power forward. Young bigs Spencer Hawes and Jason Thompson are initially coming off the bench for the Kings, along with old familar combo guard Bobby Jackson.

Addition: Brad Miller will be serving an initial five game suspension for the Kings, due to drug related issues.

Keys for the game: Coming out of the gate with some intensity at both ends of the court, and not giving Martin easy looks at the basket. Offensively, getting people other than Jefferson in the scoring column early.

Projected Starting Lineups

Minnesota: Randy Foye / Mike Miller / Corey Brewer / Ryan Gomes / Al Jefferson

Sacramento: Beno Udrih/ Kevin Martin/ John Salmons/ Mikki Moore/ Spencer Hawes

[Thanks to Sterno for the correction...Miller is suspended for five games - Peter]