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NBA schedule 2012: Timberwolves have back-to-back games this week

Minnesota will be on the road for a pair of games this week.


The Minnesota Timberwolves will have back-to-back road games in the middle of this week to try to climb up the Northwest Division rankings.

The Timberwolves will be on the road Tuesday against the Philadelphia 76ers, then move on to play at the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night.

Minnesota heads into action this week with a 7-8 record. The T'wolves have struggled as of late, losing seven of their last 10 games. They are fourth in the Northwest. Only the Portland Trail Blazers (7-10) have a worse record this season.

Philadelphia is 10-7 this season. The 76ers have been led by Jrue Holiday, who is averaging a team-high 18.5 points per game. Holiday is also nearing 10 assists per game to aid the offense.

Boston is 9-8 and sits fourth in the Atlantic Division. Veteran Paul Pierce had led the Celtics so far this season, scoring 19 points and pulling down six rebounds per game. Kevin Garnett is averaging 16 points and seven rebounds per game.

Here's the full NBA schedule for Monday through Thursday:

Monday, Dec. 3

Bobcats vs. Trail Blazers, 7 p.m.
Pistons vs. Cavaliers, 7:30 p.m.
Hornets vs. Bucks, 8 p.m.
Jazz vs. Clippers, 9 p.m.
Nuggets vs. Raptors, 9 p.m.
Warriors vs. Magic, 10:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 4

Wizards vs. Heat, 7 p.m.
76ers vs. Timberwolves, 7 p.m.
Nets vs. Thunder, 7:30 p.m.
Grizzlies vs. Suns, 8 p.m.
Rockets vs. Lakers, 8 p.m.
Bulls vs. Pacers, 8 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 5

Bobcats vs. Knicks, 7 p.m.
Pacers vs. Trail Blazers, 7 p.m.
Celtics vs. Timberwolves, 7:30 p.m.
Pistons vs. Warriors, 7:30 p.m.
Cavaliers vs. Bulls, 8 p.m.
Hornets vs. Lakers, 8 p.m.
Hawks vs. Nuggets, 8 p.m.
Spurs vs. Bucks, 8:30 p.m.
Jazz vs. Magic, 9 p.m.
Kings vs. Raptors, 10 p.m.
Clippers vs. Mavericks, 10:30 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 6

Heat vs. Knicks, 8 p.m.
Suns vs. Mavericks, 10:30 p.m.

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