Timberwolves-Wizards Preview

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The Minnesota Timberwolves (47.5% Opp. FG), who have the top shooting defense in the league, will take on the Washington Wizards at Target Center. With a 13-15 record, the Timberwolves need to win games more consistently to make a playoff push. On the other end, the Wizards have been a middling team this season and sport a record of 12-13. This game is slated to start at 8:00 pm EST and it will be covered by NBA TV and CSN-DC+.

After their 120-116 loss to the Clippers, the Timberwolves are looking to avoid a repeat performance. Kevin Love recorded 45 points and 19 rebounds, earning his 25th double-double of the year. The Wizards, meanwhile, are coming off a win over the Celtics, 106-99. John Wall had a good game for Washington, posting 20 points, 9 assists and 6 steals. This is the second game of the season between these two teams, with the Wizards winning the first matchup, 104-100. Kevin Love produced a double-double in the defeat with 25 points and 11 rebounds.

Baskets could be hard to come by when two of the NBA's premier defenses get together. Minnesota ranks fifth in the league, allowing just 109.1 points per 100 possessions, while Washington is second (102.3).

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