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Wednesday, January 8th (All times Eastern)

Phoenix Suns (20-13) at Minnesota Timberwolves (17-17), 9:30 p.m.

(SportsNetwork.com) - The Minnesota Timberwolves got back to .500 in a resounding way and will try to keep the good play going Wednesday night when they host the Phoenix Suns.

The Wolves demolished the Philadelphia 76ers, 126-95, on Monday night in the City of Brotherly Love. That gave them two wins in their last three and four in the past six.

"Just a really solid win for us. We came out at the start of the game and played well all the way through," said Timberwolves head coach Rick Adelman. "We did a pretty good job of keeping them in the halfcourt and passed the ball and shot the ball well."

Kevin Love poured in a game-high 26 points, grabbed seven rebounds and had four assists to lead the Timberwolves. Kevin Martin scored 18, Corey Brewer and Nikola Pekovic added 15 and 16 points, respectively, while the latter had 14 rebounds for Minnesota. J.J. Barea scored 13 points and Alexey Shved and Dante Cunningham contributed 10 points apiece for the visitors.

The Wolves only shot 46 percent from the field compared to 61.5 percent from 3-point range.

Luc Richard Mbah a Moute missed the past two games due to a strained left groin suffered Jan. 1 vs. New Orleans, and is listed as questionable for Wednesday's contest.

The Suns embarked on a five-game road trip Tuesday and started it on the wrong foot with a 92-87 loss to the depleted Chicago Bulls. It was Phoenix's second loss in its last three.

Goran Dragic scored a game-high 21 points and Gerald Green added 15 on 3- for-10 shooting from 3-pount range. Channing Frye and Miles Plumlee added 11 points and seven rebounds apiece for the Suns, while Ish Smith chipped in 10 off the bench.

"They run a unique offense, they know us so well and they know where guys are going to shoot from. It was an advantage. It was different for us. I was kind of guessing a bit," Plumlee said.

The Suns shot a dismal 26 percent from long range to fall to 8-8 on the road this season.

The Wolves took three of four last season from the Suns and have won four of the last six in this series. Phoenix has lost two straight in Minnesota, but had won the six previous encounters there.

01/08 10:21:46 ET

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Schedule

Wednesday, April 16Full Scoreboard
Chicago86Final(OT) | Box
Charlotte «91
Indiana «101Final | Box
Orlando86
Washington1184th Qtr 0:37 | Box
Boston100CSN-CHI, SportSouth
Brooklyn85Final | Box
Cleveland «114
Dallas864th Qtr 6:45 | Box
Memphis82CSN-DC, CSN-NE
Philadelphia914th Qtr 6:05 | Box
Miami82FSN-SW, SportSouth, ESPN
Atlanta1114th Qtr 0:08 | Box
Milwaukee103CSN-PHI, SunSports
Utah1074th Qtr 0:57 | Box
Minnesota107SportSouth, FSN-WIS
Houston100Final | Box
New Orleans «105
Toronto874th Qtr 4:06 | Box
New York86ROOT-RM, FSN-N
Detroit1054th Qtr 4:02 | Box
Oklahoma City98Sportsnet 360, MSG
LA Lakers «113Final | Box
San Antonio100
Golden State 4/16 10:30 PM ET
Denver FSN-DET, FSN-OK
LA Clippers 4/16 10:30 PM ET
Portland FSN-PT, KGW
Phoenix 4/16 10:30 PM ET
Sacramento FSN-AZ, CSN-CA
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Standings

2013 - 2014 Eastern Conference Standings
 
Atlantic W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Toronto 48 33 .593 --- 26-15 22-18 32-19 W 2
x-Brooklyn 44 37 .543 4 28-13 16-24 26-25 L 1
New York 36 45 .444 12 18-22 18-23 25-26 W 3
Boston 25 56 .309 23 16-24 9-32 21-30 L 1
Philadelphia 18 63 .222 30 10-31 8-32 13-38 W 1
 
Central W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Indiana 55 26 .679 --- 35-6 20-20 37-14 W 1
x-Chicago 48 33 .593 7 27-14 21-19 35-16 W 1
Cleveland 32 49 .395 23 18-22 14-27 20-31 L 2
Detroit 29 52 .358 26 17-24 12-28 23-29 L 3
Milwaukee 15 66 .185 40 10-30 5-36 12-39 L 2
 
Southeast W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Miami 54 27 .667 --- 32-8 22-19 34-17 L 2
x-Washington 43 38 .531 11 22-19 21-19 32-19 W 3
x-Charlotte 42 39 .519 12 24-16 18-23 29-22 W 2
x-Atlanta 37 44 .457 17 24-17 13-27 27-24 L 1
Orlando 23 58 .284 31 19-21 4-37 17-34 L 3
 
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 58 23 .716 --- 33-7 25-16 36-16 L 2
x-Portland 53 28 .654 5 30-10 23-18 30-21 W 4
Minnesota 40 41 .494 18 24-16 16-25 23-28 L 2
Denver 36 45 .444 22 22-18 14-27 20-31 L 1
Utah 24 57 .296 34 16-25 8-32 12-39 L 5
 
Pacific W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-LA Clippers 57 24 .704 --- 34-7 23-17 36-15 W 2
x-Golden State 50 31 .617 7 27-14 23-17 30-21 W 1
Phoenix 47 34 .580 10 26-15 21-19 27-24 L 3
Sacramento 28 53 .346 29 17-23 11-30 15-36 W 1
LA Lakers 26 55 .321 31 14-27 12-28 14-37 W 1
 
Southwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-San Antonio 62 19 .765 --- 32-8 30-11 38-13 L 1
x-Houston 54 27 .667 8 33-8 21-19 31-20 W 2
x-Dallas 49 32 .605 13 26-15 23-17 29-22 W 1
x-Memphis 49 32 .605 13 26-14 23-18 28-23 W 4
New Orleans 33 48 .407 29 21-19 12-29 14-37 W 1
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
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Scoreboard
Local
Final
CHA 91
CHI 86
16th
DUR 6
NOR 8
 
Final
CIN 4
PIT 0
Final
BAL 3
TAM 0
Final
NYY 3
CHC 0
Final
MIL 5
STL 1
Final
ARI 2
NYM 5
Final
PHI 0
ATL 1
9th
NYY 2
CHC 0
 
9th
DET 2
CLE 3
 
Final
MIA 3
WAS 6
8th
TEX 0
SEA 2
 
6th
CWS 1
BOS 1
 
7th
HOU 4
KAN 2
 
8:10pm Tonight
MIN 0
TOR 0
1st
ANA 0
OAK 0
 
1st
SDP 0
COL 0
 
10:15pm Tonight
SFG
LOS
Final
CHA 91
CHI 86
Final
ORL 86
IND 101
4th
MIL 100
ATL 109
 
4th
CLE 114
BRK 85
 
4th
MEM 82
DAL 86
 
4th
OKC 97
DET 105
 
Final
NOP 105
HOU 100
 
Final
SAN 100
LAL 113
 
4th
MIA 82
PHI 89
 
4th
NYK 86
TOR 87
 
4th
MIN 105
UTA 107
 
4th
BOS 97
WAS 116
 
10:30pm Tonight
DEN
GSW
10:30pm Tonight
POR
LAC
10:30pm Tonight
SAC
PHO
1st OT
TAM 4
MON 4
 
2nd Intermission
PIT 4
CLB 3
 
10:00pm Tonight
ANA
DAL
16th
DUR 6
NOR 8