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Andrei Kirilenko injury update: Timberwolves F will play vs. Cavaliers on Friday night

Minnesota Timberwolves forward Andrei Kirilenko (back spasms) will play on Friday night, according to a report.


Minnesota Timberwolves forward Andrei Kirilenko has missed the last four games due to back spasms, but he will play on Friday night against Anderson Varejao and the Cleveland Cavaliers, according to Wolves play-by-play man Alan Horton.

Kirilenko did not travel with the team during the recent two-game road trip, but now that the Wolves are back at home the 6'9 forward will suit up against the Cavs. Over his first 13 games of the 2012-13 NBA season, Kirilenko scored 13 points per game on 50.8 percent shooting and pulled down 7.8 rebounds per game.

Minnesota signed Kirilenko to a two-year, $20 million deal back in July thanks to a hard push from general manager David Kahn and head coach Rick Adelman.

At 8-9, the Timberwolves are currently No. 11 in the Western Conference behind surprise teams like the Golden State Warriors, Houston Rockets and Utah Jazz.

The Wolves and Cavs are set to tip off at 7 p.m. ET. The game will be broadcast on FOX Sports North.

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