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MINNEAPOLIS - Canadas Anthony Bennett scored 17 points and Ricky Rubio had 16 to lead
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MINNEAPOLIS - Canadas Anthony Bennett scored 17 points and Ricky Rubio had 16 to lead the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 107-89 preseason win over the injury-riddled Indiana Pacers on Tuesday night. Doug Martin Jersey .Bennett, from Brampton, Ont., showed no lingering effects from a sore left knee, and Chase Budinger looked spry while scoring 12 points. Budinger is averaging nine points on 14-for-27 shooting this preseason after missing half of last season — including the final six games — with a right-ankle sprain.Throw in Kevin Martin (strained left adductor) making progress after missing the first three preseason games and Shabazz Muhammad (Achilles) returning after missing the last three, and the Wolves are feeling much better with one exhibition game to go before the regular season starts.Its a big joy, just a big joy just getting my legs back and being able to knock down 3s and not being short on them, like I was all last year, said Budinger, who went 2 of 2 from beyond the arc.The Pacers, meanwhile, lost another key player when starting guard George Hill went down with a left-knee contusion in the third quarter.Hill was hurt during a scramble for the ball. He was fouled on the play, and managed to shoot two free throws — missing both — after staying on the floor for several minutes.The Pacers called timeout after the second missed free throw, and Hill eventually walked off the court to the trainers room. He finished with 14 points in 21 minutes.It swelled up pretty good, so well see how he is tomorrow and take it day to day, coach Frank Vogel said.The Pacers already were playing without starting forward David West, who stayed behind in Indianapolis to nurse a sprained right ankle. Both West and Rodney Stuckey (sprained right foot) are expected to sit out the rest of the preseason.Its a challenge, Vogel said. Its the preseason and weve got to get everybody healthy going into the regular season and get as much work done as possible while that happens.Donald Sloan scored 19 points for Indiana. Chris Copeland had 17 points, and Roy Hibbert finished with 14 points and nine rebounds.Hills 19-footer with 4:09 in the second made it 37-all before Rubio and Bennett combined for 15 points during Minnesotas decisive 32-6 run over the next nine minutes.Bennett was 7 for 9 from the field. The reserve scored Minnesotas first six points of the fourth quarter to help the Wolves maintain their comfortable lead.Were a little bit more active, coach Flip Saunders said. I think were trying to get all of our guys more purpose offensively.Known more for his flashy assists than accurate shooting, Rubio celebrated his 24th birthday by going 4 for 8 from the floor, and hitting 7 of 8 from the free-throw line.Minnesota shot a preseason-best 50.6 per cent from the floor.BENNETTS NEW STARTWhile Andrew Wiggins was considered the centerpiece of the trade that sent Kevin Love to Cleveland, former No. 1 pick Bennett is so far impressing with the Timberwolves, averaging 10.8 points and 6.5 rebounds in four preseason games.Hes playing now like how a lot of people thought he would play a year ago, Saunders said. Theres no question that the trade to here gave him a newfound life, energy and enthusiasm.Said Bennett: Definitely a huge difference. I feel a lot more confident now, in shape.TIP-INSPacers: Luis Scola started in place of West and finished with five points on 1-for-5 shooting from the floor. ... Copeland is averaging 18.3 points over his last three games, shooting 13 for 26 from long range during that stretch.Timberwolves: Muhammad returned to action after missing the past three games with a sore right Achilles tendon. Muhammad, who had been listed as questionable for Tuesday nights game, finished with six points on 3-for-7 shooting. ... Wiggins dressed but didnt play after taking a hard spill on Sundays game at Oklahoma City.UP NEXTPacers: Thursday at CharlotteTimberwolves: Thursday at Milwaukee. Emmanuel Lamur Raiders Jersey . -- The NFL Players Association wants to determine if the Tampa Bay Buccaneers leaked information about quarterback Josh Freeman being in the NFLs substance abuse program. Kyle Wilber Raiders Jersey .C., won gold in the womens 200-metre backstroke, and Dominique Bouchard of North Bay, Ont. http://www.officialauthenticraidersstore.com/ . "Im not even that added up," the 39-year-old Australian replied. And to the Hall of Famers surprise, when all the math was done Sunday in the JTBC Founders Cup, she was the one posing for pictures with the big trophy.New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - San Jose Earthquakes striker Yannick Djalo was named the Player of the Week on Monday for Week 20 of the 2014 Major League Soccer season. Djalo notched a goal and two assists in San Joses 5-1 defeat of the Chicago Fire on July 23. His first assist of the night came in the 45th minute when he lobbed a pass down the left wing for midfielder Shea Salinas drift into the box, evade a defender and send a curling right-footed shot into the upper right corner. Djalos goal came in the 79th minute when he latched on to a pass from Cordeell Cato and hit a first-time chip over the keeper to make the score 4-1. P.J. Hall Jersey. His final stamp on the game came five minutes when he spotted Chris Wondolowski in stride in Chicagos defensive third. Wondolowski played the ball central to find Cato, who finished off the move with an acrobatic volley inside the six-yard box. The MLS Player of the Week is selected each week of the regular season by a panel of journalists from the North America Soccer Reporters (NASR). The group consists of members of print, television, radio and online media. 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