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Hoopus: Two for two on using Palin in Maverick GameThreads!

Tonight our beloved Timberwolves take on Mark Cuban and his Mavericks. Game notes to prep:

  • Dirk Nowitzki was suspended for the last game for getting incited into elbowing Matt Harpring in the face. He'll be playing tonight.
  • Unfortunately for the Wolves, Josh Howard, Jason Kidd and Jason Terryare all scheduled to play.
  • The Mavs don't have a great post-presence on offense, so Big Al shouldn't get tired out on D. Between DeSagana Diop and Erick Dampier, however, Al will have plenty of bruisers to deal with on offense. They seemed to give him enough trouble in their first matchup this season, as Al got 14 points on 5-15 shooting.
  • Mike Miller is supposedly a game time decision. But, something gives me a sneaking suspicion that he won't be playing at all.
  • Randy Foye over the last 5 games: 19.2ppg, 2.6apg, 6.6rpg, on 49% shooting. Not All-Star numbers, and the rebounds are up because of a 16 board game, but 4th Quarter Foyebles is quietly putting together a very strong December.

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Neglected to mention Mavs Moneyball. I'm bad, they're good.