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Seattle SuperSonics (34-40) at Minnesota Timberwolves (51-24), 8 p.m.

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(Sports Network) - The Minnesota continue their push towards the top seed in the Western Conference this evening when they welcome the Seattle to the Target Center.

The are currently atop the Midwest Division, 1 1/2 games in front of the defending champion San Antonio , and are just two games back of the Sacramento for the top overall spot.

Minnesota comes into tonight's tilt on a winning note after 's 27 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists paced the T-Wolves past the Houston , 94-88, at the Toyota Center.

added 24 points in the win, while finished with 15 points and seven assists for Minnesota, which won its second straight game and picked up its fifth win in its last seven tries.

All the news was not good, though, for the , as guard left the game with a left ankle injury. Hudson, who has missed 44 games because of injuries this season, was placed on the injured list today. .

To take Hudson's roster spot, the signed guard for the rest of the season.

Minnesota, which will be kicking off a three-game homestand tonight, has won three of four and six of its last nine at home and is 27-10 in its arena this season.

Seattle, meanwhile, had its playoff hopes take a hit on Tuesday with a 124-119 loss to the Denver at the Pepsi Center. netted 26 points for the , who have dropped two straight after winning seven in a row.

put up 24 points and chipped in 18 in the losing effort for Seattle, which is now four games off the pace in the Western Conference playoff race behind the and Utah .

The , who will be closing a three-game road trip tonight, lost for just the second time in their last six on the road last night and slipped to 15-22 away from home this season.

Minnesota has taken two of three from Seattle this season, but could be a disadvantage tonight, as the home team in this series has lost three in a row after winning the last 10 meetings.

The have also won 16 of the last 25 matchups, but are just 1-9 in its last 10 trips to the Target Center.

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