Los Angeles Clippers at Minnesota Timberwolves
March 3, 2019 at 8:00 PM EST
Timberwolves Host Streaking ClippersThe Minnesota Timberwolves play host to the Los Angeles Clippers, at Target Center on Tuesday evening. This marks the first game of a four-game home stand for the Timberwolves (33-40), who are 23-11 at home this season. The Timberwolves are coming off a stretch where they played five of their last six games on the road, and went 1-5 on that stretch. Despite their poor record, Karl-Anthony Towns has been playing great lately, averaging 29.7 points, 13.9 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 1.2 blocks over his last nine games. Jeff Teague (foot) and Derrick Rose (elbow) are both out for the rest of the season, leaving much of the point-guard duties to Tyus Jones. Andrew Wiggins has topped 20 points in his last three games, while averaging 18.0 points, 4.9 rebounds and 2.3 assists over his last seven games. Meanwhile, this marks the third game of a four-game road trip for the Clippers (44-30), where they have gone 2-0 so far, with wins in Cleveland and New York. The Clippers have won four straight on the road, and are 21-17 on the road this season. They have won nine of their last 10 games, including their last five in a row, as the Clippers continue to impress. The Clippers' bench depth has been one of their greatest strengths this season, and was on full display in their last contest, as Lou Williams and Montrezl Harrell combined for 53 points. Danilo Gallinari also came up large in the contest, with 26 points and eight rebounds. Gallinari is averaging 19.7 points, 6.0 rebounds and 2.4 assists, in 30 minutes per game. Williams is averaging 20.3 points, 5.3 assists and 2.9 rebounds, in 26 minutes per game, while Harrell averages 16.6 points, 6.7 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.4 blocks, in 26 minutes per game.
By Dan Bruno
Posted on: 3/25/2019 10:41 PM