Jeff Teague returns to Timberwolves' lineup after missing 7 games with sprained MCL

MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Jeff Teague was back in the lineup Wednesday night for a 104-88 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Teague missed 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.