Preview: Wolves at Trail Blazers

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The Minnesota Timberwolves will attempt to avoid a fourth consecutive loss in Portland Friday. With Kevin Love back from injury and starters J.J. Barea and Nikola Pekovic returned to the lineup, the healthier team is regaining some strength. Read Fox Sports North full preview.

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