Perfect preseason is over for the Timberwolves
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The epic dream of an undefeated preseason for the Minnesota Timberwolves came to an end Thursday night at the hand of the Indiana Pacers 98-86.
Point guard Luke Ridnour led the scoring for the Timberwolves (3-1) with 11 points and was the only player who scored double figures, a night after having seven players hit that mark.
This was the first back-to-back of the season and the field-goal percentage reflected accordingly. The Timberwolves shot just 31.9% from the field.
Forward Danny Granger was the game's high scorer with 30 points on 9-of-16 shooting with 11 rebounds and four assists.
Love added nine points and nine rebounds on 3-10 shooting.
The Timberwolves actually led by five at halftime 52-47 but came out flat in the second half, at one point going 5:30 without a field goal and ended up being outscored 25-13.
The team now travels to the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, N.Y. to play a neutral site games against the Detroit Pistons Friday at 6:30.
Flynn, who is still a few weeks away from returning from a hip injury, was excused from the trip to Indiana so he could spend an extra night in his hometown of New York before meeting the team on Friday.