Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 10/18/14
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MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Timberwolves keep losing players, and Tuesday night, they played without their coach as well. Still they pushed their record back above .500 this late in the season for the first time since 2007, earning a 108-103 victory over the Atlanta Hawks at Target Center. With coach Rick Adelman absent due to what the team called a personal matter, top assistant Terry Porter guided the Wolves. "A total team win," Porter said. The Wolves (16-15) led from start to finish for the fourth time this season, outlasting a stubborn Hawks team that trailed by 17 points in the second quarter and by just one point twice in the final 77 seconds. The Hawks (20-13) have lost three consecutive games -- their longest skid of the season. They've dropped four of their past five after they won four straight before that. Atlanta coach Larry Drew said his team was far too soft in the first half, when the Hawks fell so far behind that they couldn't quite ca...
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