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Wolves hit road, face Suns -- sans Rubio

The Timberwolves, short one Ricky Rubio for the rest of the year, start a crucial seven-game road trip tonight in Phoenix. Minnesota is back to .500 after back-to-back home losses to the Lakers and Hornets. They’re also a game-and-a-half out of a playoff spot, behind Houston.
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The Timberwolves, short one Ricky Rubio for the rest of the year, start a crucial seven-game road trip tonight in Phoenix. Minnesota is back to .500 after back-to-back home losses to the Lakers and Hornets. They’re also a game-and-a-half out of a playoff spot, behind Houston.

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