Oklahoma City Thunder at Minnesota Timberwolves
January 1, 2020 at 8:00 PM EST
Timberwolves Look To Gain Traction At HomeThe Minnesota Timberwolves play host to the Oklahoma City Thunder at Target Center on Saturday evening. This marks the second game of a back-to-back for the Timberwolves (15-30), as they are coming off a home loss against the Rockets on Friday. Despite good performances from Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins, the Timberwolves fell short for their eighth straight loss and fell to 6-16 at home. This marks their second game of a three-game home stand, as they look to snap a five-game home losing streak. The Timberwolves are shooting 43.3 percent from the field, which is second lowest in the league, including 32.5 percent from long range, which is also second lowest in the league. They average 8.5 steals per game, which is fifth most in the league, and they are giving up an average of 14.6 turnovers per game. The Timberwolves average 11.1 offensive rebounds per game, which is fifth most in the league. Meanwhile, the Thunder (27-19) have won seven of their last 10 games, including their last four in a row. This marks their second game of a back-to-back, as they are coming off a 29-point home win over the Hawks on Friday. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Danilo Gallinari and Dennis Schroder each topped 20 points, while Chris Paul tallied 18 points, six rebounds and five assists, in the win. The Thunder have won four in a row on the road and look to build on their 12-10 road record. Steven Adams (ankle) has missed the last two contests and remains questionable for action on Saturday. The Thunder average a league-low 8.3 offensive rebounds per game. They average 21.8 assists per game, which is fifth fewest in the league, but they limit themselves to 13.3 turnovers per game. The Thunder are shooting 46.9 percent from the field, which is eighth best in the league.
By Dan Bruno
Posted on: 1/24/2020 9:56 PM