San Antonio Spurs vs Minnesota Timberwolves: Prediction, Key Players, Injuries

By George Middleton
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The San Antonio Spurs take on the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday night at the AT&T Center.

The game is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. CT and will be televised on Fox Sports Southwest. The game can also be heard on the radio on WOAI 1200 AM.

This is the fourth and final matchup of the season between the two teams. The Spurs are 3-0 against the Timberwolves with all the wins being by at least 15 points. The Spurs won the most recent matchup 108-93 on January 10. Austin Daye led the Spurs with 22 points and 10 rebounds.

How will the Spurs fare against the Timberwolves? We take a look at recent history, injuries, and key factors to predict the outcome of the game!

Recent Games

San Antonio Spurs

The San Antonio Spurs are 40-24 overall and 24-8 at home. The Spurs are coming off a 128-125 overtime loss against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Tony Parker led the Spurs with 31 points.

Minnesota Timberwolves

The Minnesota Timberwolves are 14-50 overall and 5-26 on the road. The Timberwolves are coming off a 113-99 loss against the Oklahoma City Thunder. Gorgui Deng led the Timberwolves with 21 points and 14 rebounds.

Injuries

San Antonio Spurs

No significant injuries.

Minnesota Timberwolves

Kevin Garnett– Kevin Garnett is questionable with a knee injury.

Nikola Pekovic– Nikola Pekovic is questionable with an ankle injury.

Ricky Rubio– Ricky Rubio is probably with an ankle injury.

Key Timberwolves Players

Ricky Rubio- Ricky Rubio is a solid point guard when “healthy”. This season Rubio is averaging 10.7 points, 8.8 assists and 5.6 rebounds. The only problem is his efficiency, he is shooting 36% from the field and 26% from three.

Andrew Wiggins– Andrew Wiggins is a lock for rookie of the year. He is a big time athlete with the ability to defend multiple spots. He is averaging 15.8 points and 4.3 rebounds this year.

Kevin Martin– Kevin Martin is a bucket getter. He can flat out score, the problem is that he doesn’t do much other than that. He is averaging 19.6 points and 3.8 rebounds this season.

Prediction

86. . 109. 29. 93

This should be an easy game for the Spurs. The Timberwolves only have five road wins all season and are outmatched against the Spurs in mostly every area. Expect a few highlight plays from the young Timberwolves athletes, but it will come in garbage time.

Next: Spurs Must Avoid Memphis Grizzlies in Playoffs

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