The San Antonio Spurs will take on the Minnesota Timberwolves in one of the NBA games on Tuesday, start time at 8:00 PM ET, at Target Center, Minneapolis, MN.
The Spurs (10-10) have won two of their last three games including a 108-107 win over the Chicago Bulls in which DeMar DeRozan scored 21 points ang grabbed eight rebounds.
The Spurs have owned the Timberwolves by winning 14 of their last 15 encounters. However, the Spurs are facing a team filled with scorers. On the season, the Spurs are averaging 109.6 points, 45.0 rebounds and 23.5 assists per game. Defensively, the Spurs are yielding 110.1 points per game against their opponents.
Five players are averaging at least 10.1 points per game for the Spurs, they are DeRozan (24.8), LaMarcus Aldridge (18.1), Rudy Gay (14.1), Bryn Forbes (13.0) and Patty Mills (10.1) per game. Aldridge leads in both rebounds (10.9) and blocks (1.2) while DeRozan tops in both assists (6.3) and steals (1.0) for the Spurs.
The Timberwolves have found ways to win games after the trade of Jimmy Butler. With the Western Conference filled with powerhouse teams, the Timberwolves must continue to push harder. Surely, the resurgence of Derrick Rose created big impact to the team as an additional option when the game is on the line.
The Timberwolves (10-11) have won their last three games including a 102-95 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers in which Robert Covington scored 24 points.
On the season, the Spurs are averaging 109.0 points, 44.0 rebounds and 22.9 assists per game. Defensively, the Spurs are yielding 111.2 points per game against the opposing teams.
Seven players are averaging at least 10.6 points per game for Minnesota, they are Karl-Anthony Towns (20.8), Derrick Rose (19.1), Andrew Wiggins (15.2), Robert Covington (13.3), Jeff Teague (13.0), Dario Saric (10.7) and Taj Gibson (10.6) per game. Towns liwns in both rebounds (12.2) and assists (1.6). Teague tops in assists with 7.5 while Covington leads in steals (3.0). per game.
This is a great game for all the viewers. Expect the match between DeRozan and Rose as they probably guard each other.