San Antonio Spurs vs Minnesota Timberwolves: Game Preview

By Michael Rehome
Dec 28, 2015; San Antonio, TX, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns (L) posts up against San Antonio Spurs power forward LaMarcus Aldridge (R) during the first half at AT&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 28, 2015; San Antonio, TX, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns (L) posts up against San Antonio Spurs power forward LaMarcus Aldridge (R) during the first half at AT&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports /
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The San Antonio Spurs (53-10) take on the Minnesota Timberwolves (20-44) Tuesday at the Target Center. Spurs are 23-10 on the road this season.

San Antonio coming off of a 99-91 loss on Monday against the Indiana Pacers have no time to dwell as they are in Minnesota to take on the Timberwolves. The Spurs will be without Head Coach Gregg Popovich for the second straight game as he is in San Antonio.

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The Spurs coming off of their worst shooting performance this season look to bounce back and win their seventh consecutive meeting against the Timberwolves.

San Antonio’s 96 shots set a season high and its 28 3-point attempts tied its most of the season. Kawhi Leonard and LaMarcus Aldridge scored 23 points apiece. San Antonio entered the game shooting a league-best 49.1 percent from the floor.

This season the Spurs are shooting lights out against the Timberwolves in their two meetings, winning both, 108-83 on Dec. 23 and 101-95 on Dec. 28. In those games the Spurs racked up 52.6 percent shooting.

Minnesota has dropped three of its last four, allowing an average of 112.4 points while giving up triple digits in 15 straight. Their last 28 opponents have shot at least 42.1 percent from the field.

Karl-Anthony Towns against the Spurs in their two match-ups posted double-doubles which ranks him among the leagues best at 36. Andrew Wiggins is coming off of a 25-point performance against Brooklyn on Monday. In that game Wiggins shot 67.7 percent, different story against the Spurs. In six career games he is shooting 35.1 percent.

The Spurs and Timberwolves are scheduled to tip at 8:00 PM Eastern.

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