The Minnesota Timberwolves have led the entire way at the Fargodome in Fargo, North Dakota against the Indiana Pacers, with preseason rust playing a factor for both teams. The Pacers trail at halftime by 10, short three starters. Paul George leads all scorers with 12 points and 5 rebounds, but has 4 of the team's 13 first half turnovers. Derrick Williams is the top scorer for the Wolves with 9 points, also with a team high 2 of Minnesota's 11 first half turnovers.
For the Pacers, D.J. Augustin has 6 on two corner three pointers and Lance Stephenson has 5 on 2-5 shooting, working through his jumper. Chase Budinger and J.J. Barea each have 7 for Minnesota. Roy Hibbert has been quiet, but has two blocks to go along with three fouls. Indiana has went deep into their bench with Blake Ahearn and Jeff Pendergraph getting extended minutes.