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The Wild wrapped up its longest road trip of the season with a continued show of skill, beating the Avalanche 6-2. Minnesota picked up eight of a possible 10 points on the trip.
Royce Lewis, the overall No. 1 pick in the 2017 draft, slipped on a patch of ice outside his Dallas home last week and tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee. The rehabilitation is expected to take 9-12 months.
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Karl-Anthony Towns fouled out Wednesday night in Chicago, but he hasn't been as demonstrative with officials this season. There's a reason for that.
The organization, headed by Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle, believes minority candidates were excluded in the team's short search to replace Ryan Saunders.
Tuesday's crash caused significant injuries to Woods' right leg and he underwent what was described as a "long surgical procedure" at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center.