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Warriors vs. Timberwolves summer league preview: Start time, TV information, and rosters

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The Warriors will face the Wolves tonight at 5:30 p.m. PST in their final scheduled summer league game in Las Vegas.

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The Golden State Warriors will try to get their first win in 2017 Las Vegas Summer League when they face the Minnesota Timberwolves today.

After a one possession loss in the first game, the Warriors got blown out by the Cleveland Cavaliers yesterday in their second game. They'll look to bounce back tonight with a win, but more importantly their crew of young NBA players will try to continue to work on their games and demonstrate what they might offer a team if they get a roster spot.

If nothing else, they'll have their opponents inexperience working in their favor.

Timberwolves roster

The Wolves roster will feature 13 players who are all listed as rookies.

But this is probably the most important part: unlike the Warriors, they apparently don't have anyone playing who's under contract as 2017 NBA Draft lottery pick Justin Patton is injured.

Kevon Looney will not play

Unfortunately, the summer Warriors will be without forward Kevon Looney due to an allergic reaction.

Although the it's only a minor setback, it's yet another in a string of medical problems that have hindered Looney's development. Obviously, there's a chance this could pass and he could be available later in Summer League, but for now let's just hope for a speedy recovery.

Summer league tournament structure

Tonight's game will be the Warriors' third and final "preliminary" game after which a tournament will begin.

According to the schedule at NBA.com, the bottom 16 teams (seeds 9-24) will begin tournament play tomorrow while the top eight seeds will get a bye. The winners of Wednesday's games will advance to face the top eight seeds. Clearly, an 0-3 team — which the Warriors would be if they lose tonight -- would be playing in one of those games tomorrow.

Either way, the Warriors will have at least one more game to play after tonight.

How to watch

What: Golden State Warriors vs. Minnesota Timberwolves

Where: Thomas & Mack Center

When: 5:30 p.m. PST

TV: ESPN2 | Online: WatchESPN

Buddy blog: Canis Hoopus