MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -Minnesota forward Corey Brewer missed the Timberwolves' game against the Charlotte Bobcats on Tuesday night with a thigh bruise, while guard Rashad McCants was out with an illness.
Brewer was injured in the game Sunday against Seattle and could not practice on Monday. Coach Randy Wittman said before the game that the rookie will head west with the team for a three-game road trip that starts Wednesday in Utah.
It was tough timing for Brewer, the No. 7 overall draft pick, who has struggled offensively for most of the season but was playing well in recent games.
He scored 15 points against Cleveland on Friday and 14 against the Sonics on Sunday, making a combined 10 of 20 shots from the floor.
Kirk Snyder got his first start for the Wolves since he was acquired at the trade deadline from Houston.
Wittman said initially the Wolves thought McCants had the flu, but now suspect it could be a case of food poisoning.
The Bobcats were without forward Gerald Wallace (concussion) for the fifth straight game, and guard Derek Anderson (right knee) missed his fourth game in a row.

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