Timberwolves' Jeff Teague returns after missing 7 games

ABS-CBN Sports on Jan 11, 2018 08:53 AM
Timberwolves' Jeff Teague returns after missing 7 games
FILE - SHANGHAI, CHINA - OCTOBER 08: Jeff Teague #0 of the Minnesota Timberwolves drives to the basket and passes the ball against the Golden State Warriors during the game as part of 2017 NBA Global Games China on October 8, 2017 at the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai, China. (Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images)

By Brian Hall, Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Jeff Teague was back in the lineup Wednesday night (Thursday, PHL time) against the Oklahoma City Thunder after missing seven games with a sprained MCL in his left knee.

Teague returned to practice wearing a brace on his knee and worked out on the court before the team announced he would play. In his first season in Minnesota, Teague is averaging 13.4 points and a team-high 7.3 assists per game.

The Timberwolves went 4-3 in Teague's absence.

Teague was also sidelined the final four games in November with a sore right Achilles. In the games Teague has missed, Tyus Jones has averaged 8.7 points, 5.1 assists and 2.9 steals.

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