Timberwolves off to fast start despite injuries

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The Minnesota Timberwolves improved their record to 5-2 by defeating the Dallas Mavericks on Monday night, the Star Tribune reports.
The team continues to win, despite beginning the season its two best players out with injuries, and several more falling like flies out of the lineup and onto the bench. Five key players, including four starters, are on injured reserve, the Pioneer Press reports.
Newly acquired forward Chase Budinger is the most recent victim of the injury plague that has reduced the team's number of eligible players to nine.
"Until we're down to four players, we feel we have enough to keep winning," forward Dante Cunningham told the Pioneer Press.
The team has learned that Budinger will miss 3-4 months to recover from surgery to repair a knee that was injured in a game against the Chicago Bulls on Saturday night.
Moving forward, the team is currently without all-star forward Kevin Love, Ricky Rubio, Brandon Roy, JJ Barrea and Chase Budinger. Starting center Nikola Pekovic left Monday's game in the third quarter with a sprained ankle, but not expected to miss much time.
The Timberwolves' next opponent will be the Charlotte Bobcats on Wednesday night at Target Center. Last season, the Bobcats posted the worst record in the history of the league, going 7-59 in the lockout shortened season.

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