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The Minnesota Timberwolves will lock horns with the Brooklyn Nets in an NBA preseason 2021-22 game on Thursday at the Barclays Center.
Brooklyn Nets have won seven of their last nine preseason games. On Monday, Brooklyn Nets trailed by 19 points at halftime during a 115-104 road loss against Philadelphia. Brooklyn Nets are averaging 115.3 points on 49.8 percent shooting and allowing 109 points on 45 percent shooting. They are shooting 40.4 percent from beyond the arc and 74.7 percent from the free throw line. The Brooklyn Nets are allowing 38.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43 rebounds per game.
Minnesota Timberwolves have won six of their last 10 preseason games. On Monday, Minnesota Bucks outscored the LA Clippers by 18 points during the second half of a 128-100 road triumph. Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 119.7 points on 46.9 percent shooting and allowing 108.7 points on 41.5 percent shooting. They are shooting 32.2 percent from beyond the arc and 77.9 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Timberwolves are allowing 32.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 48 rebounds per game.
Brooklyn Nets are an offensive powerhouse even without Kyrie Irving, and are likely to field their best starting five against Minnesota Timberwolves. The Wolves don't have the firepower to match the Nets offensively, so they are likely to lose the game.
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