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Tyreke Evans, Kevin Love will play in ESPN game

By: Jim Eichenhofer,, @Jim_Eichenhofer

Not long before tip-off of Friday’s home game against the Minnesota Timberwolves, the Pelicans announced that sixth man Tyreke Evans (ribs) will play, after missing Wednesday’s win over Atlanta. Evans had said earlier Friday that he was a game-time decision. Evans had sustained torn cartilage to the injured area.

In other pregame injury news, Kevin Love will play for Minnesota after sitting out the Timberwolves’ last game Wednesday. Corey Brewer also returns to action after a one-game absence. Minnesota is listing its starters as Love, Brewer, Ricky Rubio, Kevin Martin and Ronny Turiaf.