Steve Dykes-US PRESSWIRE
Last game of a 4 game road trip tonight, as the Portland Trail Blazers visit the Minnesota Timberwolves.
NEWS UPDATE: The Minnesota Timberwolves just announced that Kevin Love re-fractured the third metacarpal in his right hand. His status will be updated soon, but he's obviously not playing tonight. From their press release:
Minneapolis/St. Paul – The Minnesota Timberwolves today announced that an MRI (Magnetic Resonance Image) taken this afternoon at TRIA Orthopadedic Center revealed that forward Kevin Love suffered a re-fracture of his third metacarpal in his right hand. The injury occurred during the third quarter of Thursday's game at Denver.
Love will be examined by Dr. Andy Weiland, a hand specialist at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, later this week. An update to Love’s status will be provided after that examination.
Love initially suffered a fracture of his third and fourth metacarpal in his right hand on Oct. 17. For the season, Love has played in 18 games and leads the Wolves in scoring (18.3 ppg), rebounds (14.0 rpg) and double-doubles (14).
Ricky Rubio is also out tonight due to injury.
ANOTHER NOTE: Interested in talking about tonight's NFL playoffs? Check out our SBN sister sites for your favorite team, who usually have ongoing playoff chat threads. For Portlanders, you may be interested in the Seahawks site, Field Gulls, or the Niners site, Niners Nation.
Tonight’s Tip-off: 5:10pm
How to listen
Portland: KEX (1190 AM and 102.3 FM; 1190kex.com does not air the game)
National: NBA Audio League Pass
The usual rules apply:
1. Please don't discuss non-sanctioned game streaming
2. No swearing or pictures
3. Please be cool to each other and don't be "that guy"!
Hang out and enjoy the game! -- Tim (firstname.lastname@example.org)