Timberwolves-Heat Preview

The Minnesota Timberwolves will be at home at Target Center when they play the Miami Heat. The Timberwolves currently hold a 9-10 record and have been relatively average this year. Entering with a record of 14-5, the Heat have won their fair share of games. They have been hot as of late, winning eight out of their last 10. This game will begin at 8:00 pm EST and it will be covered by SunSports and FSN-N.

The Timberwolves are regrouping after their loss to the Thunder, 113-103. Despite the loss, Nikola Pekovic earned his eighth double-double of the year. He recorded 22 points and 10 rebounds for the Wolves. Meanwhile, the Heat are feeling some disappointment after the ugly 107-87 loss to the Bulls. Leading the team in scoring, LeBron James had 21 points.

Trips to the foul line may prove key for Miami in this one. They're ranked fifth in the league in FTA rate (33.2), while Minnesota is among the best at keeping opponents off of the charity stripe (ranking second by allowing a FTA rate of 20.1).