Target Center (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
7:00 CST on Fox Sports North
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Fun (and extremely crazy) fact of the night:
When the #Wolves played the Rockets in December, Houston was on 2nd night of b2b & had 9 gm winning streak.— Kyle Theige (@kyletheige) January 11, 2017
Tonight? Same. Exact. Scenario.
As for injury news:
Thibs tells the media that Zach LaVine will warmup before tonight's game to see if he can play tonight. #Twolves— Timberwolves PR (@Twolves_PR) January 11, 2017
So for now, Zach LaVine (hip) will remain QUESTIONABLE and Nikola Pekovic (ankle) is OUT. On the Rockets’ side, Eric Gordon (toe) and Clint Capela (knee) are OUT. With LaVine possibly sidelined, it will be interesting to see who replaces him in the starting lineup (Brandon Rush maybe?) and how Thibs staggers his starters to help alleviate the current issues with bench production (or lack thereof). Get well soon, Zach!
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