The Minnesota Timberwolves host the Cleveland Cavaliers tonight in a game that both teams could use early in the NBA season. At 2-4, Minnesota is already slipping behind many of its Western Conference counterparts. Ricky Rubio and Kevin Love have been solid for Minnesota, but their play, as well as the play on the wing, needs to result in wins, as explained by SB Nation's Canis Hoopus:
The wing situation isn't quite as dire as it appears right now. For one, Martell Webster and Malcolm Lee are both out. Webster in particular should be able to be at least an average-production wing player next to Rubio, and Lee has that potential. Second, JJ Barea is out as well. If recent history has taught us anything, it's that the two point guard set can work in the NBA.
Cleveland comes in fresh off of a loss at Toronto, and is in search of a win to move back above .500. At 3-3, the Cavs are also battling to stay above water int he Eastern Conference.