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Timberwolves Host Spurs, Ricky Rubio Still on Crutches

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The Wolves host the champion San Antonio Spurs tonight at Target Center.

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Sorry for the delay this morning, Zachary's internet isn't working and he apparently is without heat as well. No idea what sort of living conditions the poor guy is suffering under, but hopefully he gets sorted.

Meanwhile, the Wolves are hosting the Spurs tonight at 7:00 pm CST, and will still be without three starters. I can't say I expect much of a contest, but hey. Wolves basketball.

The Spurs are off to a somewhat indifferent 7-4 start, but of course this is a team that never worries about games in November; they are focused on being ready when the playoffs come around. Still, they aren't going to punt an easily winnable game, and they showed their quality on Wednesday night when they won in Cleveland.

Elsewhere, Ricky Rubio spoke after practice yesterday:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Rubio&#39;s family is coming for Christmas. He said he hopes they will be able to watch him play.</p>&mdash; Kent Youngblood (@BloodStrib) <a href="https://twitter.com/BloodStrib/status/535513975639650304">November 20, 2014</a></blockquote>

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But...

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Ricky is &quot;pushing hard,&quot; Dropped crutches 3 days ago, next day foot swelled, went back to &#39;em. &quot;It&#39;s just a matter of knowing your body&quot;</p>&mdash; Jerry Zgoda (@JerryZgoda) <a href="https://twitter.com/JerryZgoda/status/535531761216671745">November 20, 2014</a></blockquote>

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So this is obviously going to take some time.

Thad Young remains with his family through the weekend following the death of his mother, and Nikola Pekovic is also out. Zgoda had some details in the Strib on Pek's absence. Wrist and ankle keeping him out. He's frustrated.

That's it. This is your open thread. Sorry for the late start today.