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Game Thread #1: Wolves at Spurs

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Wolves open up the season against the Spurs

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Minnesota Timberwolves at San Antonio Spurs
AT&T Center, San Antonio, Texas
8:30 CST
ESPN

First game of the new Wolves season! You can check out the game preview here.

The New Wolves Order is upon us. The Wolves face their first test of the season with the vaunted San Antonio Spurs, although the Spurs’ star Kawhi Leonard will not be suiting up for tonight’s game.

This is a game that the Wolves should win if they are to be considered a true contender in the West. However, all of the roster turnover for the Wolves may contribute to a rather clunky opening, particularly on offense as the new starting lineup figures out how to work together.

The Spurs currently have a 13-game winning streak against the Wolves. Let’s hope that this is the first streak of losing that the Wolves break this season. They have their eyes set on breaking that playoff streak and that starts here.

It’s Jimmy Butler’s show now.

Projected Starting Lineups

Wolves

  • Jeff Teague
  • Andrew Wiggins
  • Jimmy Butler
  • Taj Gibson
  • Karl-Anthony Towns

Spurs

  • Dejounte Murray
  • Danny Green
  • Kyle Anderson (or Rudy Gay)
  • LaMarcus Aldridge
  • Pau Gasol

Injuries: Kawhi Leonard - Out (right quad), Tony Parker - Out (quad)

Let’s have some have fun y’all.