San Antonio Spurs vs Minnesota Timberwolves Prediction,Preview– 11-13-2019
San Antonio Spurs vs. Minnesota Timberwolves
Where: Target Center, Minneapolis, MN
When: Wednesday, November 13, 8:05 PM. ET.
The Minnesota Timberwolves will be going for their second consecutive win when they take on the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday night.
Spurs Trying To Snap Two-Game Losing Streak
San Antonio has played well offensively, averaging 112.2 points per game. The team is shooting 45.9 percent from the field and 35.1 percent from three-point range.
They have been inconsistent during their current slump and were held to 109 points in their last game. LaMarcus Aldridge led the way for the Spurs in that game, finishing with 19 points and four rebounds. Rudy Gay added 18 points and eight rebounds, while Derrick White finished with 15 points and five assists.
San Antonio hasn’t played well defensively, holding opponents to 112.7 points per game. They have given up 124 points per game in their last two games and won’t win too many games if they don’t play better than that.
Timberwolves Trying To Snap Two-Game Losing Streak To Spurs
The Timberwolves bounced back from their loss to the Denver Nuggets with a win over the Detroit Pistons in their last game. They will be trying to pick up their second win in a row and snap their two-game losing streak against the Spurs when they play on Wednesday.
Minnesota has done a good job offensively, averaging 116 points per game. The team is shooting 43.5 percent from the field and 30.8 percent from three-point range.
They are coming off a 120-point performance that was led by Andrew Wiggins, who finished with 33 points, six rebounds, and five assists. Karl-Anthony Towns finished the game with 25 points, eight rebounds, and six assists, while Jake Layman added 16 points and two rebounds.
The Timberwolves haven’t been as good defensively, giving up 116.4 points per game. They have given up 107 points per game in their last two games and will need to continue playing well defensively to get the win.
The Minnesota Timberwolves (also commonly known as the Wolves) are an American professional basketball team based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Timberwolves compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a member club of the league’s Western Conference Northwest Division. Founded in 1989, the team is owned by Glen Taylor who also owns the WNBA’s Minnesota Lynx. The Timberwolves play their home games at Target Center, their home since 1990.
Like most expansion teams, the Timberwolves struggled in their early years, but after the acquisition of Kevin Garnett in the 1995 NBA draft, the team qualified for the playoffs in eight consecutive seasons from 1997 to 2004. Despite losing in the first round in their first seven attempts, the Timberwolves won their first division championship in 2004 and advanced to the Western Conference Finals that same season. Garnett was also named the NBA Most Valuable Player for that season. The team then went into rebuilding mode for more than a decade after missing the postseason in 2005, and trading Garnett to the Boston Celtics in 2007. Garnett returned to the Timberwolves in a February 2015 trade and finished his career there, retiring in the 2016 offseason. The Timberwolves ended a 14-year playoff drought when they returned to the postseason in 2018.