Arena: Target Center
Home Floor: Minnesota Timberwolves
A season high 35 points from Karl-Anthony Towns was not enough for the Timberwolves in a 99-96 loss against the Suns. They now host a Kings outfit fresh off a dominant 22-point win over the Pistons in a match where the backcourt of Fox and Haliburton combined for 19 assists. The duo are unlikely to enjoy the same success against the Timberwolves who held the NBA’s leading assist man Chris Paul to just 4 dimes in their last outing. The Timberwolves rank 14th in assists allowed per game and hold their opponents to just 31.6% from beyond the arc giving them a top 5 ranking in that department. That should keep a lid on Buddy Hield who averages 4.3 threes per game - second only to Stephen Curry. The Timberwolves stout defence will see them get back into the winner’s circle.
- Minnesota -2