Not at Target Center tonight: Wolves vs. Hawks

Keep that Timberwolves foam finger on the shelf. Minnesota was set to open the regular NBA season at Target Center tonight, but the lockout wiped out the first month of the season.
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Keep that Timberwolves foam finger on the shelf. Minnesota was set to open the regular NBA season at Target Center tonight, but the lockout wiped out the first month of the season.

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