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Nuggets vs. Timberwolves: Game preview, TV schedule and more

Injuries have put the Timberwolves into a bit of a rut, but improving health should make things a bit easier as the Nuggets come to town Wednesday.

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The Minnesota Timberwolves host the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday night as they look to shake off their recent stretch of poor play and stay above .500 on the season. After a 4-1 start, the T-Wolves have lost three of their past four games, including back-to-back home games against Charlotte and Golden State last week.

In the Nuggets, Minnesota will be facing a team that's dealt with some adversity of its own lately. A maddeningly inconsistent squad so far, Denver began its season with a three-game losing streak, following it up with a four-game winning streak, then subsequently book ended things with a second three-game losing streak.

Denver did defeat a solid Memphis Grizzlies squad on Monday night to end that second losing streak, though, plus two of the losses during the streak were at the hands of the Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs, two of the very best teams in the sport.

Health has been the primary culprit of Minnesota's issues of late, though things are improving on that end. Nikola Pekovic and J.J. Barea are expected to play on Wednesday against Denver, so the depth issues that have plagued the team of late won't be as severe.

Wednesday's game, broadcast by FOX Sports North, begins at 8 p.m. ET from the Target Center.

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