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The Wolves look to rebound with a win over Memphis after the falling to Chicago last night.

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Hello, everyone.

The Minnesota Timberwolves host the Memphis Grizzlies tonight, Saturday Feb. 28. Tip-off will occur sometime around 7:00 PM Central Time. Check it out on TV at Fox Sports North. I'm going to leave a few notes. This is your game thread.

Last time these teams met, Ricky Rubio scored 8 of his 17 points in the final two minutes and helped the Wolves end defeat Memphis, 90-89. Andrew Wiggins had a team high 8 points. Mike Conley scored 15 points and added 7 assists for while Marc Gasol and Jeff Green each added 15 points in the losing effort.

In the Wolves first game of the season--against Memphis-Marc Gasol scored a career-high 32 points and Zach Randolph added 25 points and 13 rebounds. Thaddeus Young scored 26 points; Mo Williams and Shabazz Muhammad added 18 and 13 points, respectively, but Memphis would emerge victorious, 105-101.

The season-series is split 1-1 so tonight's game is a rubber match.

Injury Report:
Wolves
  • Forward Anthony Bennett: Has missed the past three games with a sprained right ankle suffered Feb. 20 vs. Phoenix. He's expected to be sidelined for a minimum of two weeks.
  • Forward Robbie Hummel: Has missed the last 14 games after suffering a fractured right hand Jan. 25 at Atlanta. He'll be sidelined indefinitely.
  • Forward Shabazz Muhammad: Underwent surgery on Monday to repair a ruptured ligament in the middle finger on his left hand, and is expected to miss the remainder of the season.
Grizz
  • Vince Carter (left foot tendon injury) is out.
  • Russ Smith (D-League assignment) is not with team.
  • Jarnell Stokes (D-League assignment) is not with team.
Random tweets.

Enjoy the game.

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