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Updated: October 13th, 2010 9:08pm
Perfect preseason is over for the Timberwolves

Perfect preseason is over for the Timberwolves

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. 

Coach Kurt Rambis went with the same starting five he did in Tuesday nights 122-108 victory over the Nuggets, Ridnour, Corey Brewer, Michael Beasley, Kevin Love and Darko Milicic.

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.

The game will be a reunion of sorts for Jonny Flynn, Wesley Johnson">Wesley Johnson and Jason Hart, who are all former Syracuse Orangemen. 

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.  

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