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Wolves Updates 11/23

Wolves lose at OKC, Flynn not ready to play yet and more

From Jerry Zgoda/Star Tribune:

The Wolves lost for the 11th time in their first 15 games against a Thunder team that started 3-29 two seasons ago and now, barring the unexpected, is poised to win 50 games a year for the next decade.

They did so on a night when they trailed by 18 points in the third quarter and led by six midway through the fourth quarter before they once again played too fast and repeatedly made poor decisions while surrendering to the Thunder a finishing 22-6 flourish that still left the Wolves within a bucket in the final minute.

Recaps of tonight's loss to the Thunder:

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From Charley Rosen/Fanhouse: Michael Beasley's Talent Betrayed by Focus

From Jerry Zgoda/Star Tribune:

Flynn doesn't know when he'll be ready to play, but he says his body is telling him it's not yet. He watched highlights after occasional rehab partner Sidney Rice played his first game with the Vikings on Sunday. In late August, Rice underwent the same hip surgery at the same Vail, Colo., clinic that Flynn had in late July.

"It's definitely good for me to see that, to see how well he was moving," Flynn said. "I keep being patient. We haven't reached four months yet [the expected recovery time on Flynn's surgery is three to four months]. It's still early. It's still day to day. Nothing changes."