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Friday, March 14th (All times eastern)

Minnesota Timberwolves (14-49) at Seattle SuperSonics (16-49), 10:30 p.m.

(Sports Network) - Two of the worst teams in the NBA meet tonight, as the Seattle SuperSonics welcome the Minnesota Timberwolves to KeyArena.

This is the fourth and final meeting of the campaign between the squads. The SuperSonics are 3-0 against the Timberwolves this season, and have won six in a row in the series.

Minnesota has lost six straight after winning its last three at Seattle.

Seattle has dropped six in a row and returns home after going 1-6 on a seven game road trip. Ray Allen and Kevin Garnett both scored 18 points to lead Boston to a 111-82 blowout of the Sonics on Wednesday at TD Banknorth Garden.

Rookie Kevin Durant ended with 16 points in the loss for the SuperSonics, who have dropped 10 of their last 11 games overall. Johan Petro tallied 12 points and 10 rebounds for Seattle, while Earl Watson collected 11 points and seven assists in defeat.

The SuperSonics are 10-21 at home this season. They will visit Carmelo Anthony and the Denver Nuggets on Sunday at the Pepsi Center.

Minnesota opens a short two-game road trip this evening. On Tuesday, Brandon Roy scored 27 points and dished out nine assists as Portland edged the Timberwolves, 103-96, at the Target Center.

Al Jefferson finished with 20 points and 10 rebounds in the loss for the Timberwolves, who failed to win their third straight game for the first time this season. Rashad McCants ended with 18 points and Ryan Gomes netted 16 in defeat.

The Timberwolves are 4-26 as the visitor this season. They will play Portland on Saturday at the Rose Garden.

03/14 10:42:44 ET


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