This time, the Timberwolves had no surprise starter to spring on the Denver Nuggets. Kevin Love made his stealthy season debut under the cover of darkness the last time these two teams played Nov. 21 at Target Center, and the Wolves used the element of surprise and Love's adrenaline to burst to a 17-point lead but lost eventually. Ricky Rubio didn't make his season debut Wednesday, not that it would have been much of a surprise. It won't arrive now until Saturday against Dallas at the earliest.
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