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Minnesota Timberwolves At Washington Wizards: Regular Season Game 61 Open Thread

NOTE: No Nick Young (flu) or Josh Howard (hamstring) tonight. Jordan Crawford and Rashard Lewis will get the start. Go Larry Hughes 2.0!

It appears that it is time for the Second Annual Kevin Love Rebounding Clinic. Will any of the Wizards pay full admission to learn from the master? All kidding aside, this represents the best chance for the Wizards to break their current losing streak. Minnesota is a mess, even more so than the Wizards as they attempt to fit the square peg players into the round hole that is Kurt Rambis' Triangle.

Obviously, the key tonight will be rebounding and the Timberwolves are much better than the Warriors when it comes to cleaning the glass. Hopefully, JaVale McGee has gotten his head together since the Warriors debacle, where he was pulled for hanging his head and having his shot blocked only to never return. McGee normally feasts on weak frontlines, and besides Love, the T-Pups don't offer much in the way of resistance. This is also another litmus test for Andray (Third Option) Blatche who had a solid outing against the Warriors. It wasn't spectacular by any means, but it was more in line with what I had been expecting from Blatche throughout the season. These two will have to step up their games if the team is going to pull one out tonight.


Wizards Starters

PG John Wall

SG Jordan Crawford

SF Rashard Lewis

PF Andray Blatche

C JaVale McGee

Inactive - Josh Howard, Nick Young

Timberwolves Starters

PG Luke Ridnour

SG Wayne Ellington

SF Michael Beasley

PF Kevin Love

C Nikola Pekovic

Inactive - Martell Webster, Wes Johnson (NWT - Flu), Darko Milicic (personal reasons)