Originally written on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 11/8/14
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Timberwolves' web of worldwide connections keeps on expanding. The team announced Monday it will entertain an international opponent for the second straight preseason. This year, it's Russian champion and 2013 Euroleague semifinalist CSKA Moscow -- the former team of Timberwolves guard Alexey Shved and forward Andrei Kirilenko. As part of the Euroleague American Tour 2013, Minnesota and CSKA Moscow will clash at 7 p.m. Oct. 7 in the Target Center.The Timberwolves also revealed they'll host the Toronto Raptors in an exhibition contest two days later, also at 7 p.m. "We're extremely excited to host one of Europe's premier teams in CSKA Moscow," Timberwolves president Chris Wright said in a release. "As our great game's popularity continues to grow exponentially internationally, it's extremely important that we expose our fans to the best European basketball. The preseason offers us the unique opportunity to play teams from around the world, and we look for...
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