Brooklyn Nets (36-17, second in the Eastern Conference) vs. Minnesota Timberwolves (14-40, 15th in the Western Conference) Minneapolis; Monday, 8 p.m. EDT LINE: Nets -9.5; over/under is 240.5 BOTTOM LINE: Minnesota hosts Brooklyn looking to extend its three-game home winning streak. The Timberwolves have gone 9-17 in home games.
Two days after his first 50-point game, Zach LaVine scored 21 of his 30 points in the second half as Chicago tried to mount a comeback. LaVine was 13 of 28 from the field and 4 of 12 from 3-point territory. Nikola Vucevic had 18 points and Daniel Theis scored 13, but the Bulls lost for the sixth time in nine games since acquiring the two players at the trade deadline.
Former baseball star Alex Rodriguez and e-commerce mogul Marc Lore signed a letter of intent Saturday to buy the Timberwolves and keep the NBA team in Minnesota, owner Glen Taylor said. The agreement, which also includes the WNBA’s Minnesota Lynx, opens a 30-day window for negotiations to be finalized. If accountants and attorneys for both sides agree, the deal would then need to be approved by the league.