Injury-plagued Wolves try to avoid third straight loss

The Timberwolves head to New Orleans tonight without forward Michael Beasley and guard J.J. Barea. Neither is expected to return until at least next week. However, the Hornets are also hurting.
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The Timberwolves head to New Orleans tonight without forward Michael Beasley and guard J.J. Barea. Neither is expected to return until at least next week. However, the Hornets are also hurting.

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