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Wolves hoping to take advantage of jet-lagged Suns

Two potential-laden young players hope to put recent issues with the referees behind them with the Phoenix Suns take on the Minnesota Timberwolves on the front end of a home-and-home sequence Sunday night in Minneapolis.

Both teams will take the court shackled in losing streaks, and both believe the NBA refs are partly to blame.

The Timberwolves are coming off a 116-113 home loss Friday night to San Antonio, their second straight loss, in a game in which Karl-Anthony Towns fouled out for the sixth time this season. He bit his tongue and refused to comment on the officiating after the game, and his coach, Ryan Saunders, hoped to use the disqualification as a teaching point.

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Leaders
Points: Karl-Anthony Towns22.2
Rebounds: Karl-Anthony Towns12.2
Assists: Jeff Teague8.1
FG%: Taj Gibson55.7%
Steals: Robert Covington2.11
Blocks: Karl-Anthony Towns1.89
Defense (Rank)
Points: 112.0 (21)
Rebounds: 45.9 (24)
Assists: 25.8 (27)
FG%: 46.3% (18)
FT%: 76.3% (10)
3P%: 37.5% (30)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 111.5 (17)
Rebounds: 44.4 (21)
Assists: 24.4 (15)
FG%: 44.9% (23)
FT%: 79.3% (8)
3P%: 35.3% (15)
Standings
Northwest Division
  W L Pct GB
Denver 31 14 .689 --
Oklahoma City 27 18 .600 4.0
Portland 28 19 .596 4.0
Utah 26 21 .553 6.0
Minnesota 21 24 .467 10.0
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Transactions
Date Player Transactions
1/6/2019 James Nunnally Waived
11/12/2018 Dario Saric Traded Part of five-player trade
11/12/2018 Robert Covington Traded Part of five-player trade
11/12/2018 Jerryd Bayless Traded Part of five-player trade
10/14/2018 Darius Johnson-Odom Waived
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Injuries
Date Player Status
1/16/2019 Tyus Jones Sprained left ankle
1/1/2019 Robert Covington Sore right knee
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