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

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. 

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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