Through three quartersThe Minnesota Timberwolves are giving their home fans exactly what they want. After three quarters, it appears that Minnesota’s high-powered offence is simply too much for the San Antonio Spurs, as the Timberwolves lead 93-80.So far, Timberwolves centre Karl-Anthony Towns has led the team with 23 points, four assists, and eight rebounds.
One thing to keep an eye on is Anthony Edwards’ foul count, which is currently at four.San Antonio has relied on the 16-point performance of shooting guard Devin Vassell.San Antonio has lost 100 percent of the time this year when they were down heading into the fourth quarter, so this one appears to be nearing completion.
Who Will Play San Antonio vs. Minnesota?San Antonio has a 4-10 record, while Minnesota has a 0-10 record. 5-9What You Should KnowThe Minnesota Timberwolves return to action on Nov. 18 when they host the San Antonio Spurs at Target Center at 8 p.m. ET. After a win, the Timberwolves should be on a high, while San Antonio will be looking to right the ship.
On Wednesday, the Minnesota Timberwolves defeated the Sacramento Kings 107-97. Minnesota’s leading scorer was shooting guard Anthony Edwards (26 points).Meanwhile, San Antonio was defeated 106-92 by the Los Angeles Clippers in their game on Tuesday. Doug McDermott, a small forward, had a forgettable game, playing 28 minutes but scoring only seven points on 3-for-10 shooting.
Minnesota is expected to win a close game on Thursday, barring any buzzer-beaters. But beware: when they are favoured, they are only 2-4 against the spread.The Timberwolves improved to 5-9 with the win, while the Spurs fell to 4-10 with the loss. Here are a few numbers to keep an eye on: Minnesota ranks last in the league in fouls per game, averaging 22.9 per game.
To make matters worse for Minnesota, San Antonio enters the game with the league’s second fewest fouls per game (17). Keep an eye on whether or not Minnesota’s foul trouble puts them in a difficult position.What to Look ForWhen: Thursday, 8:00 p.m. ETTarget Center, Minneapolis, MinnesotaBally Sports North Plus is available on television.Online streaming: fuboTV (free trial).
There may be regional restrictions.)CBS Sports App should be followed.Ticket price: $6.00OddsAccording to the most recent NBA odds, the Timberwolves are a 2-point favourite over the Spurs.The oddsmakers agreed with the betting public on this one, as the game opened with a 2-point spread and stayed there.Under/Over: -110See SportsLine’s advanced computer model’s NBA picks for every single game, including this one.
Get your picks now.History of the SeriesSan Antonio has won 14 of the last 19 meetings with Minnesota.San Antonio 111 vs. Minnesota 108 on February 3, 2021Minnesota 96 vs. San Antonio 88 on January 10, 2021San Antonio 125 vs. Minnesota 122 on January 9, 2021Minnesota 113, San Antonio 101 (November 27, 2019).
Minnesota 129, San Antonio 114, November 13, 2019San Antonio 116 vs. Minnesota 113 on January 18, 2019San Antonio 124, Minnesota 98 (Dec. 21, 2018)Minnesota 128 vs. San Antonio 89 on November 28, 2018San Antonio 112 vs. Minnesota 108 on October 17, 2018San Antonio 117, Minnesota 101 (March 17, 2018).
Minnesota 98, San Antonio 86, November 15, 2017San Antonio 107, Minnesota 99, Oct. 18, 2017San Antonio 100, Minnesota 93 (March 21, 2017)04/03/2017 – San Antonio 97, Minnesota 90San Antonio 122, Minnesota 114, Jan. 17, 2017December 6, 2016 – San Antonio 105, Minnesota 91San Antonio 116, Minnesota 91 (March 8, 2016). San Antonio 101, Minnesota 95, December 28, 2015San Antonio 108, Minnesota 83, December 23, 2015Minnesota Injury ReportJosh Okogie: Game-Changer (Back)Naz Reid: Game-Time Determination (Foot)San Antonio Injury ReportJock Landale: I’m out (Covid-19)Out, Zach Collins (Foot)
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