Originally written on Sports Injury Alert  |  Last updated 3/20/15
 The Minnesota Timberwolves lost to the Dallas Mavericks on Monday by the score of 100-98. The loss dropped them a game below .500 at 15-16, third in the Northwest Division. The Timberwolves have played all but two games this season without the services of veteran center Ronny Turiaf. But there is a bit of good news on his status.The Official Timberwolves PR Twitter Feed reported the following about Turiaf.Good news: Ronny Turiaf participating in 3-on-3 full-contact half-court scrimmage after shootaround w/ Chase. #Twolves— Timberwolves PR (@Twolves_PR) December 30, 2013The Timberwolves are currently going with Nikola Pekovic at center and Gorgui Dieng as the backup, although Pekovic is getting the majority of the minutes in the middle.  Backup power forwards Dante Cunningham and  Luc Richard Mbad a Moute could spell Pekovic in a pinch.Turiaf was drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers in the second round out of Gonzaga in 2005.  The nine-year veteran has played for the Lakers, Golde...
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