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Game Thread #22: Wolves @ Raptors

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The Wolves search for a road victory against the Raptors on national television.

NBA: Minnesota Timberwolves at Toronto Raptors Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

Who: Minnesota Timberwolves (6-15) @ Toronto Raptors (14-7)

Where: Air Canada Centre

When: 6:00pm CST (TV coverage on TNT)

Opening up a game thread for an early Thursday evening matchup that sends the Wolves to Toronto to face the Raptors. In the game preview, we discussed how the Raptors have a sneaky good offense this season and the Wolves have a tall task on the road.

A few notes from good Wolves-Twitter follows:

  • “Andrew Wiggins is putting up 23/3.8/2 against his hometown Raptors for his career.” -@SeehaferNBA
  • “DeMarre Carroll will play tonight vs Wolves. He isn't playing back-to-back games but Dwane Casey needs him to defend Wiggins & others.” -@JerryZgoda
  • “Twolves are last in NBA attendance. Is the team's ticketing system a factor?” - @RandBall
  • And this has to be good:

Expected Starting Lineups

Wolves

PG: Ricky Rubio

SG: Zach LaVine

SF: Andrew Wiggins

PF: Gorgui Dieng

C: Karl-Anthony Towns

Raptors

PG: Kyle Lowry

SG: DeMar DeRozan

SF: DeMarre Carroll

PF: Pascal Siakam

C: Jonas Valanciunas

INJURIES- Delon Wright (Shoulder) OUT, Jared Sullinger (foot surgery) OUT

Follow along with @canishoopus, @thedailywolf, and our SB Nation friends @RaptorsHQ. This is an open game thread.