Originally written on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 11/18/14
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MINNEAPOLIS The Timberwolves are on their way back to Minnesota Thursday morning after a week on the road in Portland, Oakland, Sacramento and Los Angeles. They come away from the trip with one win the obvious one, Sacramento and three losses, and it's hard to chalk the trip up as anything more than a slight disappointment. No, it wasn't terrible. There weren't blowout losses or games the team was never in. But against teams that were a combined 24-27 when the Timberwolves came to town, one loss would seem to be falling short. It's almost easy to forget, though, on this road trip that was bookended by the two best pieces of news the team has received this season. On Nov. 21, the day before the team left for Portland, Kevin Love made his surprise, 34-point return, albeit as a loss. Then, as the team prepared for its Wednesday matchup with the Clippers a week later, it learned that Ricky Rubio had been cleared for full-contact practices with no restrictions, which...
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