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Mavericks vs. Timberwolves preview: Dallas looks to bounce back against Minnesota

After a 21-point loss to Toronto, the Mavericks stay on the road to take on the Timberwolves in a Saturday night primetime showdown.

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Aiming to rebound from a tough loss on the road to the Toronto Raptors on Friday night, the Dallas Mavericks will stay on the road to take on the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday at 8 p.m. ET from the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minn.

The Mavericks could not break through against the Raptors on Friday night, scoring less than 20 points in three of four quarters in the 21-point loss. Mavericks center Brandan Wright was among Dallas' top performers, coming off the bench, scoring 13 points in just 14 minutes against the Raptors. Wright's point total was only eclipsed by Chris Kaman, who scored 15 in the loss.

The Timberwolves, coming off a road victory over the New Orleans Hornets, will play host to the Mavericks on Saturday. Nikola Pekovic helped Minnesota grab its 11th victory of the season with the win over New Orleans, as the center scored a team-high 31 points in the win. Timberwolves forward Andrei Kirilenko added 21 points and 11 rebounds as the Timberwolves won their fourth straight.

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