PiPress (also reported elsewhere on the interwebs):
The Timberwolves will be missing regulars Kevin Love and Ricky Rubio when they play the Portland Trail Blazers at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, at Target Center, the team announced.
Love has been sidelined by a sprained finger and Rubio by back spasms.
Love suffered the sprain on his right hand late in his team's 101-97 victory over the Nuggets in Denver. He broke the same hand in October and missed the Wolves' first nine games.
Rubio has missed Minnesota's previous three games because of back spasms.
They will be watching the Vikings from the locker room.