The Timberwolves are coming off a 125-113 home win over the Atlanta Hawks in which big man Karl-Anthony Towns had 28 points (8-of-19 FG), 8 assists and 5 offensive rebounds. Keita Bates-Diop had a great performance with 13 points (5-of-8 shooting) and 5 rebounds breaking out of a cold slump.
The Spurs will be trying to move on from a 104-114 loss at home to the Lakers, a game in which LaMarcus Aldridge had 30 points (12-of-22 FG) and 5 rebounds. Both are expected to be mostly healthy.
The T-wolves are much better on the defensive end; ranking No. 6 overall in steals, while the Spurs sit at just No. 30 in the same category. In the last head to head matchup between the teams, the Spurs lost on the road. San Antonio has just one win in their last 5 games while Minnesota has just two victories in their previous five.
The T-wolves will be playing their second game in two nights. The Spurs have games at home vs LAC, away vs DET, and home vs HOU coming up.
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