Found October 11, 2012 on Fox Sports North:
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MINNEAPOLIS There are some things you can tell from a preseason game: Brandon Roy still shows flashes of his old self.The Timberwolves' defense has the right intentions.Nikola Pekovic's conditioning has paid off.Alexey Shved isn't quite ready to play point guard.Those are the things that matter. Forget about the score. Ignore that the Timberwolves beat the Pacers, last year's No. 3 seed in the Eastern Conference, 84-70, Wednesday night. Yes, it might sound encouraging. But right now, it can't be. Not yet.The Timberwolves have gone 9-2 in their last 11 preseason games despite the fact that they haven't had a winning regular-season record since 2004-05. A preseason victory does not a contender make, and for now, the excitement is in the details. It's in Roy and Pekovic and Shved, in the team's improved chemistry and dedication. This has nothing to do with points scored or a record.Roy survived: Not even 24 hours after his first NBA game since the 2011 ...
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