Posted January 12, 2012 on AP on Fox
The injury-plagued Minnesota Timberwolves are not expected to get much healthier over the next few games. That means they'll likely have to rely on Kevin Love and emerging point guard Ricky Rubio even more as they try to change their recent fortune. The Timberwolves will try to avoid a third straight defeat Friday night against a New Orleans Hornets team that has struggled to overcome the loss of its stars. Starting forward Michael Beasley and reserve guard J.J. Barea won't be on the floor for Minnesota's brief road trip, ending Saturday in Atlanta, and possibly even longer. Beasley, the team's second-leading scorer (12.9 points per game), has not played since last Friday because of a sprained right foot. Barea is dealing with a sprained left ankle after missing four games earlier this season because of a strained left hamstring. The Timberwolves already have had to deal with injuries to swingman Martell Webster (back), rookie guard Malcolm Lee (knee) and center Brad Miller (kne...
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