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- Minnesota has won three of their last four at Target Center, their best streak since winning five in a row at home in December. Chicago, on the other hand, has lost five of their last six on the road, their worst stretch this season.
- The Minnesota Timberwolves have recorded fewer turnovers than their opponent in 14 of the last 16 games. They are, however, 4-12 in that stretch. “Our guards have done a really good job,” said Rick Adelman. “And it has helped to get some people back. It helps with team chemistry.”
- With the return of Chase Budinger, Minnesota has 12 players available for tonight’s game. This is the most for any home game for over two months.
- Joakim Noah (plantar fasciitis) and Rip Hamilton (lower back) will miss tonight’s game. And Daequan Cook (left thigh bruise) is available but may not play. Noah is averaging 12.1 points, 11.4 rebounds, and 4.1 assists per game. He has led the Bulls in rebounding in 41 of their 68 games.
– Jim Beilby