The Wolves Beat
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After starting the last two games 33-0 against their opponent, do the Wolves have another such start in them.

They led Indiana 17-0 on Sunday in Indianapolis and the Lakers 16-0 on Monday night.

Is three times a charm?

"I don't know if there's any one particular reason, but we just talk about being ready to play," Wolves coach Tom Thibodeau said. "The numbers show teams that come out and get leads early, there’s usually a high winning percentage for teams leading after the first quarter. We always say the first five minutes are critical."

The Wolves 24-14 after they held onto those last two big leads. The Nets are 14-23 and short on point guards with D'ANgelo Russell and Jeremy Lin both plays.

Spencer Dinwiddie will start for them and Nets coach Kenny Atkinson called their backup situation "by committee."

"Well, that's not great for us because we haven't been getting out on record-breaking starts," Atkinson said. "It looks like a car crash waiting to happen. But seriously, I did notice how they're turning teams over."