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Timberwolves look to crank up defense vs. Pacers

When asked about what needs to be fixed about his team's defense, Minnesota Timberwolves coach Tom Thibodeau gave a succinct two-word answer.

"A lot," Thibodeau told reporters after Saturday's 140-136 loss in Dallas when Jimmy Butler sat out to rest.

Butler is expected to play Monday and the Timberwolves hope to start getting some improved defense when they host the Indiana Pacers.

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Leaders
Points: Jimmy Butler28.0
Rebounds: Taj Gibson8.3
Assists: Jeff Teague6.7
FG%: Gorgui Dieng66.7%
Steals: Jimmy Butler4.00
Blocks: Karl-Anthony Towns1.67
Defense (Rank)
Points: 125.0 (26)
Rebounds: 45.7 (15)
Assists: 25.7 (19)
FG%: 47.2% (19)
FT%: 77.2% (18)
3P%: 36.7% (16)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 125.0 (3)
Rebounds: 39.7 (28)
Assists: 23.7 (16)
FG%: 48.5% (6)
FT%: 89.2% (2)
3P%: 42.3% (5)
Standings
Northwest Division
  W L Pct GB
Denver 3 0 1.000 --
Portland 2 0 1.000 0.5
Utah 1 1 .500 1.5
Minnesota 1 2 .333 2.0
Oklahoma City 0 3 .000 3.0
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Transactions
Date Player Transactions
10/14/2018 Darius Johnson-Odom Waived
10/14/2018 Jonathan Stark Waived
9/24/2018 Darius Johnson-Odom Signed as Free Agent
9/24/2018 Jonathan Stark Signed as Free Agent
9/10/2018 Luol Deng Signed as Free Agent One-year contract
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Injuries
Date Player Status
9/18/2018 Justin Patton Foot surgery
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