Houston Rockets at Minnesota Timberwolves
January 1, 2020 at 8:00 PM EST
Timberwolves Look To End Seven-Game SlideThe Minnesota Timberwolves play host to the Houston Rockets at Target Center on Friday evening. The Timberwolves (15-29) have dropped eight of their last 10 games, including their last seven in a row. This marks their first game of a three-game home stand, where they look to snap a four-game home losing streak and improve on their 6-15 home record. Karl-Anthony Towns has been great since returning to action and poured in 40 points in the Timberwolves' most recent contest. Andrew Wiggins is averaging 16.4 points on 41 percent shooting, 4.7 assists and 4.4 rebounds, over the last 10 games. Jarrett Culver has been playing well, averaging 14.3 points, 4.3 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.0 steals, over the last 10 games. The Timberwolves average 111.1 points per game, but they are giving up an average of 114.6 points against. They are shooting 43.3 percent from the field, which is second worst in the league, including 32.5 percent from long range, which is also second worst in the league. Meanwhile, the Rockets (27-16) are 5-5 in their last 10 games and are coming off a home win over the Nuggets in their most recent contest. This marks their first game of four-game road trip, as they look put an end to a two-game road losing streak and build on their 12-9 road record. The Rockets average 118.4 points per game, which is second most in the league. They average a league-high 15.2 three-pointers per game, but they are shooting 34.6 percent from beyond the arc, which is ninth worst in the league. Russell Westbrook is averaging 29.8 points, 8.1 rebounds, 8.1 assists and 2.0 steals per game, and James Harden is averaging 31.3 points, 7.3 rebounds, 6.9 assists and 1.2 blocks per game, over the last 10 games. Clint Capela continues to carry the load inside for Houston, averaging 15.6 points, 13.4 rebounds, 1.6 blocks and 1.0 steals, over the last 10 games.
By Dan Bruno
Posted on: 1/23/2020 10:12 PM