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Timberwolves Vs. Kings: Minnesota Trails 46-42 At Halftime

A sluggish second quarter has the Minnesota Timberwolves trailing the Sacramento Kings 46-44 at halftime at Target Center in Minneapolis on Monday night.

While Minnesota has improved after finishing with the worst record in the NBA last season, they continue to struggle at home this season. Entering the game with a 2-5 record at Target Center, only four teams have a worse home record than Minnesota.

And after coming back to take a lead after one quarter, the Timberwolves scored just four points in the final six minutes of the first half, watching an eight-point lead turn into a four-point deficit.

On a positive, note, although overshadowed at times by fellow point guards rookie phenom Ricky Rubio and NBA champion and offseason free-agent signing Jose Juan Barea, it has been the steady hand of Luke Ridnour helping lead the charge for Minnesota tonight, as he leads the team with 12 points on 5-7 shooting along with 4 assists.

For more on the Minnesota Timberwolves, check out Canis Hoopus. For more on an opposing viewpoint, check out Sactown Royalty. You can also head over to SB Nation's main NBA hub at SBNation.com/NBA.

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