Game: Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Minnesota Timberwolves
Time: 7PM CST
Location: Chesapeake Energy Arena, OKC
Broadcast: FSOK, NBATV
Line: OKC -8
Counterpart: Canis Hoopus
The Minnesota Timberwolves will take the court tonight for the first time since firing Team President/Coach Tom Thibodeau. Thibodeau’s firing came after a blowout win against a very short-handed version of the Lakers. Minnesota has won two straight but they are only 3-7 in their last 10 road games. However, one of those three wins came against the Thunder, when OKC couldn’t slow down Andrew Wiggins late.
The last time these two teams met, the Thunder gave up 10 second half 3-pointers and sent Minnesota to the free throw line 27 times. These numbers are a recipe for disaster if OKC can’t get them in check. Karl-Anthony Towns posits a strong foe for Steven Adams in the post where OKC will certainly be challenged for much-needed rebounds.
The Thunder will be looking to rebound after a disastrous home stand against a shorthanded and struggling Wizards team. Can they regain their footing tonight?
Derrick Rose and Robert Covington are listed as out tonight, and Dennis Schroder is a game time decision:
Dennis Schroder is questionable tonight with a quad contusion, probably a game-time decision. He’ll go through a pregame workout to determine if he’s able to play tonight.— Royce Young (@royceyoung) January 8, 2019
Who will win tonight?
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