The Minnesota Timberwolves (9.81 SPG), who have the most steals in the league, will go head-to-head against the Denver Nuggets at Target Center. The Timberwolves look to go a game above .500, holding a record of 8-8. On the other hand, the visiting Nuggets are above .500 on the year, coming in with a 7-6 record. This game is slated to start at 8:00 pm EST and it will be covered by Altitude and FSN-N+.
The Timberwolves are regrouping after their loss to the Pacers, 98-84. Ricky Rubio had one of the best performances for Minnesota, scoring 7 points and adding 9 rebounds and 7 assists. The Nuggets, meanwhile, are coming off a win over the Mavericks, 110-96. J.J. Hickson led the team in scoring by accumulating 22 points on 8-for-11 shooting from the field. This will be the second matchup of the season between these two teams, with the Nuggets taking the first game, 117-113. In the loss, Kevin Love had a double-double with 28 points and 10 rebounds.
There should be plenty of transition action in a game featuring a couple of the NBA's fastest-paced clubs. Minnesota ranks second in the league in possessions per game (102.6 possessions per game), while Denver is fourth (100.9).