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Timberwolves Vs. Pistons Score Update: Minnesota Up 18 At Half, 49-31

The bad news for the Minnesota Timberwolves is that they have lost 11 straight games. The good news is they have a very good opportunity to end that putrid streak on Thursday night in Detroit when they take on the pitiful Pistons, who are on their last leg of a back-to-back-to-back after getting demoralized Wednesday night in Atlanta. At the half, the Timberwolves are well on their way, leading by 18, 49-31.

The Pistons have looked as flat as they did in Wednesday night's 32-point loss. The Timberwolves have forced eight turnovers and have held the Pistons to under 30-percent shooting for the majority of the half while shooting well over 50-percent themselves.

Jose Barea is leading the way, on pace for a triple-double with 11 points, eight assists, and five rebounds.

For more on the Minnesota Timberwolves, check out Canis Hoopus. For the other side of things, check out Detroit Bad Boys. You can also check out all the news and analysis from around the league over at SB Nation's NBA page.

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