Wolves guard Martin out with broken thumb

The Associated Press
Wolves guard Martin out with broken thumb
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Minnesota Timberwolves guard Kevin Martin (23) shoots in front of Oklahoma City Thunder center Kendrick Perkins, left, and forward Serge Ibaka, right, during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Minnesota Timberwolves starting point guard Kevin Martin will we sidelined indefinitely because of a broken left thumb.

Martin was hurt Friday night in the closing minutes of the Timberwolves' 98-91 loss in New Orleans. X-rays taken Saturday morning revealed the fracture.

Martin is averaging 19 points, 3.3 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 32.3.

The Timberwolves already are without starting center Nikola Pekovic. He's sidelined by bursitis in his right ankle.