The Minnesota Timberwolves and the Golden State Warriors collide at the Chase Center on Tuesday night.
The Minnesota Timberwolves have quietly been one of the hottest teams in the league as they've won seven of their last eight games and they will be gunning for a seventh straight win after beating the Warriors in a 116-110 road win on Sunday. Anthony Edwards led the team with 33 points and seven assists, Karl-Anthony Towns added 21 points with 14 rebounds and three assists while Jaden McDaniels chipped in with 13 points on six of eight shooting. As a team, the Timberwolves shot 52 percent from the field and nine of 27 from the 3-point line as they held the Warriors to just 20 points in the second quarter to take the lead into halftime, before they poured in 35 points in the third quarter to push the lead out to 16 points which was enough to hold off a late charge.
Golden State Warriors
The Golden State Warriors have cooled off with four losses in their last five games and they will be hoping to arrest a three-game skid after getting beaten by the Timberwolves on Sunday. Stephen Curry led the team with 38 points on 11 of 25 shooting, Klay Thompson added 16 points while Dario Saric chipped in with 11 points and 10 rebounds off the bench. As a team, the Warriors shot just 38 percent from the field and 12 of 43 from the 3-point line as they struggled for most of the contest and fell behind by 16 points before they exploded for 37 points in the fourth quarter to get to within four points.
The Timberwolves were able to get the better of the Warriors on Sunday despite a big game from Curry who is actually listed as questionable for this one. The Warriors are still favorites at home at this point, but I really like the Timberwolves to get the win again if Curry sits out. This is a game where you want to check the lineups before tipoff, but as it stands, I'm sticking with the Timberwolves to get the job done once again.