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Minnesota Timberwolves (13-14)


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L 105-113
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L 108-116
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Timberwolves look for defense to step up at Kings

SACRAMENTO -- The Minnesota Timberwolves hope to return to their previously successful style of defense when they seek to end a two-game losing streak Wednesday night against the Sacramento Kings.

The Timberwolves had won nine of 12 in the wake of the Jimmy Butler trade to Philadelphia before losing their way defensively in 113-105 and 116-108 losses to Portland and Golden State, respectively, to open a four-game Western swing.

Minnesota was done in by the Trail Blazers' 47.0-percent shooting on Saturday and the Warriors' 19 3-pointers on Monday.

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Leaders
Points: Karl-Anthony Towns21.6
Rebounds: Karl-Anthony Towns11.9
Assists: Jeff Teague8.0
FG%: Taj Gibson52.8%
Steals: Robert Covington2.20
Blocks: Karl-Anthony Towns1.67
Defense (Rank)
Points: 109.9 (13)
Rebounds: 46.6 (25)
Assists: 25.3 (25)
FG%: 45.0% (13)
FT%: 78.5% (28)
3P%: 36.0% (20)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 109.7 (17)
Rebounds: 43.9 (19)
Assists: 23.8 (17)
FG%: 44.6% (23)
FT%: 80.4% (6)
3P%: 36.7% (6)
Standings
Northwest Division
  W L Pct GB
Oklahoma City 17 8 .680 --
Denver 18 9 .667 --
Portland 15 12 .556 3.0
Minnesota 13 14 .481 5.0
Utah 13 15 .464 5.5
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Transactions
Date Player Transactions
11/12/2018 Dario Saric Traded Part of five-player trade
11/12/2018 Robert Covington Traded Part of five-player trade
11/12/2018 Jerryd Bayless Traded Part of five-player trade
10/14/2018 Darius Johnson-Odom Waived
10/14/2018 Jonathan Stark Waived
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Injuries
Date Player Status
11/23/2018 Keita Bates-Diop Left knee sprain
9/30/2018 Jerryd Bayless Sore left knee
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