Timberwolves notes: Wolves play Mavericks tonight

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December 10, 2017

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Timberwolves notes: Wolves play Mavericks tonightMinnesota Timberwolves team notes as the team faces the Dallas Mavericks tonight:

Minnesota notched its second six-point triumph over the Clippers in four nights with Wednesday's 113-107 decision at Staples Center; the Wolves had dealt L.A. a 112-106 setback last Sunday at Target Center… Minnesota has now beaten the Clippers four straight times overall after dropping 16 of the previous 17 meetings.

The Wolves improve to 15-11 on the season, a half-game in front of Denver (14-11) atop the Northwest; they're 4th in the West overall, three games back of San Antonio (18-8).

Minnesota is 12-5 vs. conference opponents, the top win total in West-only matchups; Houston (10-2) leads in winning percentage… The Wolves finished each of the past two seasons 18-34 vs. Western rivals; they didn't record their 12th conference win a year ago until Feb. 24 vs. Dallas.

Minnesota kicked off its two-game road trip by falling 95-92 at Memphis on Monday, one night after the home victory vs. the Clippers.

The Wolves capped a two-game trip by falling 111-107 on Dec. 1 at Oklahoma City; the teams' three meetings this season (Minnesota won the first two) have been decided by a total of nine points.

Minnesota closed out November with the 120-102 win Nov. 29 at New Orleans, bookending the 104-98 triumph on Nov. 1 at the Smoothie King Center.

The Wolves ended the month at 9-6, equaling their best victory total ever for November (9-4 in 2001-02).

The Wolves completed a 2-2 homestand with the 92-89 loss to Washington on Nov. 28… The stand began with a 124-118 triumph over Orlando on Nov. 22 and continued with a 109-97 loss to Miami on Nov. 24; Minnesota bounced back to defeat Phoenix 119-108 on Nov. 26, squaring a 118-110 loss on Nov. 11 in the desert.