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Timberwolves Vs. Kings: Minnesota Welcomes Sacramento Up North

Minnesota have some good wins at their home court this year. A weak Sacramento team should add another tally to the W column if Minnesota can play well together.

The Minnesota Timberwolves (4-8) had a hectic week from the 8th to the 14th, playing three games in a row at one point and then a back to back to finish the week off. There's no rest for the weary though, and Minnesota have to come back after only a single day of rest to face the reeling Sacramento Kings (4-9).

The Kings have not been playing good basketball lately, or at all this season. Their most recent game was a 99-60 thrashing at the hands of the defending champion Dallas Mavericks and most of their games this year have been just about as close. The team does have some talent on it in Demarcus Cousins and Jimmer Fredette has been about as exciting as a rookie on a terrible team can be.

Minnesota hasn't played great ball this season either, but have some nice wins over the Mavericks and San Antonio Spurs on their resume, both at home. With tonight's game in Minnesota, that's just one more nail in the side of the already crippled Kings.

The Timberwolves' talented starting crew, specifically Ricky Rubio and Kevin Love, should be able to find a way to carve the weak Sacramento defense open, and should look to get the game in hand as quickly as possible so the assuredly tired team can rest as much as possible before Wednesday when they play Detroit followed by yet another back to back on the west coast against the Clippers and Jazz.

Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.