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Play Time: 11/18/2021 21:00
The San Antonio Spurs invade the Target Center to take on the Minnesota Timberwolves on Thursday night.
The Minnesota Timberwolves had a flying start to their season but have since suffered some disappointing defeats. They currently have a 5-9 record and sit in the 12th position in the West. Last night, Minnesota outscored Sacramento by 14 points during the second half of a 107-97 home victory. The Timberwolves (5-9) were outrebounded by a 47-35 margin and shot 50 percent from the field. Anthony Edwards has been in great form this season and is slowly developing into an All-Star level player. He led Minnesota with 26 points on 11-for-24 shooting and pulled down five boards.
San Antonio Spurs
The San Antonio Spurs have not had a great start to their 2021-22 NBA campaign. They currently hold a 4-10 record and are languishing in the 13th position in the Western Conference (21st in the league in offensive efficiency). On Tuesday, San Antonio was limited to 39 points during the second half of a 106-92 road loss against the LA Clippers. The Spurs shot 43 percent from the field and a miserly five of 22 from the 3-point. San Antonio G Dejounte Murray tallied a team-high 26 points to go along with 12 rebounds and nine assists.
Minnesota Timberwolves play at the sixth fastest tempo in the league and are playing on consecutive nights. Considering the way both teams have played this season, expect Timberwolves will come out of Thursday's game as the winners.
Tips: Minnesota Timberwolves -2.5