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Friday, December 13th (All times Eastern)

Minnesota Timberwolves (11-11) at San Antonio Spurs (17-4), 8:30 p.m.

(SportsNetwork.com) - The last time the San Antonio Spurs and Minnesota Timberwolves were scheduled to play, a fire broke out in Mexico City Arena.

The two teams will get together Friday in the Alamo City.

An hour before the Spurs and Timberwolves were set to tip off on Dec. 4, a generator malfunction occurred and filled the venue with smoke. Players and fans were immediately evacuated from the arena and team personnel began loading gear into each team's respective bus soon thereafter.

The game, part of the NBA's Global Games international initiative, is the first scheduled by the league in Mexico since Dallas and Houston squared off on Dec. 6, 1997.

The T'Wolves and Spurs split four meetings a season ago and will play three times in 2013-14. San Antonio has won 19 of the last 23 overall meetings in this series. Minnesota has lost 16 of 17 and 20 of its last 24 at the Spurs.

San Antonio is back home briefly and posted a 109-77 beating of the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday at the Bradley Center. Tim Duncan contributed 21 points and 16 rebounds in just 24 minutes. Tony Parker and Kawhi Leonard netted 15 and 13 points, respectively, for the Spurs, winners in 15 of the last 18 games.

The Spurs led by as many as 38 points.

"Every game we go into we don't worry so much about who we're playing," said Duncan. "It was a good focus night for us, a good execution night for us. We came with the right energy."

Marco Belinelli had 11 points in the victory, while Cory Joseph and Danny Green scored 10 apiece. Spurs center Tiago Splitter missed his second straight game due to tightness in his left calf and is questionable Friday.

After hosting the Timberwolves, the Spurs, who are 8-2 at home, will start a four-game road trip Saturday against Utah, the Los Angeles Clippers, Phoenix and Golden State.

Minnesota will try for its first three-game winning streak since opening the season with a trio of victories. The Wolves recently handed the Philadelphia 76ers a 106-99 setback on Wednesday and were led by Kevin Love's 26 points and 15 rebounds.

Ricky Rubio ended with 21 points and Nikola Pekovic added 20 and 10 rebounds for Minnesota, which trailed by a 39-20 score after the first quarter and scored 27 points off 26 Philadelphia turnovers. Minnesota is 11-6 this season when scoring 100-plus points.

"When you can erase a lead like that, the momentum is going in our favor, it's like a boulder rolling down a hill," Wolves reserve guard Robbie Hummel said.

Hummel had 10 points off the bench.

The Wolves will start a three-game road trip Friday against San Antonio, Memphis and Boston, and are 4-7 outside the Target Center.

12/13 10:25:31 ET

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2013 - 2014 Eastern Conference Standings
 
Atlantic W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Toronto 48 34 .585 --- 26-15 22-19 32-20 L 1
x-Brooklyn 44 38 .537 4 28-13 16-25 26-26 L 2
New York 37 45 .451 11 19-22 18-23 26-26 W 4
Boston 25 57 .305 23 16-25 9-32 21-31 L 2
Philadelphia 19 63 .232 29 10-31 9-32 14-38 W 2
 
Central W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Indiana 56 26 .683 --- 35-6 21-20 38-14 W 2
x-Chicago 48 34 .585 8 27-14 21-20 35-17 L 1
Cleveland 33 49 .402 23 19-22 14-27 21-31 W 1
Detroit 29 53 .354 27 17-24 12-29 23-29 L 4
Milwaukee 15 67 .183 41 10-31 5-36 12-40 L 3
 
Southeast W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Miami 54 28 .659 --- 32-9 22-19 34-18 L 3
x-Washington 44 38 .537 10 22-19 22-19 33-19 W 4
x-Charlotte 43 39 .524 11 25-16 18-23 30-22 W 3
x-Atlanta 38 44 .463 16 24-17 14-27 28-24 W 1
Orlando 23 59 .280 31 19-22 4-37 17-35 L 4
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
2013 - 2014 Western Conference Standings
 
Northwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Oklahoma City 59 23 .720 --- 34-7 25-16 36-16 W 1
x-Portland 54 28 .659 5 31-10 23-18 31-21 W 5
Minnesota 40 42 .488 19 24-17 16-25 23-29 L 3
Denver 36 46 .439 23 22-19 14-27 20-32 L 2
Utah 25 57 .305 34 16-25 9-32 13-39 W 1
 
Pacific W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-LA Clippers 57 25 .695 --- 34-7 23-18 36-16 L 1
x-Golden State 51 31 .622 6 27-14 24-17 31-21 W 2
Phoenix 48 34 .585 9 26-15 22-19 28-24 W 1
Sacramento 28 54 .341 29 17-24 11-30 15-37 L 1
LA Lakers 27 55 .329 30 14-27 13-28 15-37 W 2
 
Southwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-San Antonio 62 20 .756 --- 32-9 30-11 38-14 L 2
x-Houston 54 28 .659 8 33-8 21-20 31-21 L 1
x-Memphis 50 32 .610 12 27-14 23-18 29-23 W 5
x-Dallas 49 33 .598 13 26-15 23-18 29-23 L 1
New Orleans 34 48 .415 28 22-19 12-29 15-37 W 2
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
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Scoreboard
Local
Final
DUR 3
NOR 2
 
7:05pm Tonight
NOR
DUR
 
Final
PHI 1
ATL 0
Final
DET 7
CLE 5
Final
MIN 7
TOR 0
Final
TEX 8
SEA 6
Final
SFG 1
LOS 2
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SDP 1
COL 3
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PIT 11
MIL 2
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WAS 0
STL 8
Final
TAM 2
NYY 10
Final
MIN 9
TOR 5
Final
CWS 1
BOS 3
Final
HOU 1
KAN 5
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CHC
CIN
 
7:05pm Tonight
PIT
MIL
 
7:05pm Tonight
WAS
STL
 
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CLE
TOR
 
7:08pm Tonight
DET
ANA
 
7:10pm Tonight
NYM
ATL
 
7:10pm Tonight
BOS
BAL
 
7:10pm Tonight
TAM
NYY
 
7:10pm Tonight
MIA
SEA
 
8:05pm Tonight
TEX
CWS
 
8:10pm Tonight
KAN
MIN
 
8:40pm Tonight
COL
PHI
 
10:05pm Tonight
OAK
HOU
 
10:10pm Tonight
LOS
ARI
 
10:10pm Tonight
SDP
SFG
 
Final
NYR 4
PHI 1
Final
STL 4
CHI 3
Final
COL 5
MIN 4
Final
SJS 6
LOS 3
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TAM
MON
7:30pm Tonight
BOS
DET
10:00pm Tonight
ANA
DAL
Final
DUR 3
NOR 2
 
7:05pm Tonight
NOR
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