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San Antonio Spurs vs Minnesota Timberwolves: Keys & Prediction

Dec 28, 2015; San Antonio, TX, USA; San Antonio Spurs small forward Kawhi Leonard (2) shoots the ball over Minnesota Timberwolves shooting guard Andrew Wiggins (22) during the first half at AT&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 28, 2015; San Antonio, TX, USA; San Antonio Spurs small forward Kawhi Leonard (2) shoots the ball over Minnesota Timberwolves shooting guard Andrew Wiggins (22) 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) at the Target Center to complete a back-to-back. Spurs are 23-10 on the road this season.

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The Spurs will be without some key players Tuesday as they head into Minnesota for a battle with the Timberwolves. Tony Parker (bruised toe), Tim Duncan (rest) and Manu Ginobili (rest) are out. Parker is recovering from an injury he suffered in the teams 91-99 loss Monday against the Indiana Pacers.

San Antonio will be looking heavily on Kawhi Leonard and LaMarcus Aldridge to carry the load on both ends of the floor. Both are coming off of a 23 point performance on Monday.

This season, San Antonio has won both meetings against the Timberwolves shooting nearly 53 percent from the field.

What are the keys to a San Antonio Spurs victory against the Minnesota Timberwolves?

-Stepping Up

With the absence of the ‘big 3’ from the lineup tonight, San Antonio will need someone to step up in their absence. We all know what Leonard and Aldridge will bring to the table but who else will help on the offensive end as the team is coming off of their worst shooting performance of the year?

-Contain Wiggins and Towns

The Timberwolves do have the talent to win games. Building around Andrew Wiggins and Karl-Anthony Towns is not a bad thing. Wiggins is coming off of his last two games where he shot a blistering 62 percent from the floor, but against San Antonio, he struggles. Towns is a double-double machine. He has 36 this season which ranks him amongst the league leaders.

Prediction:

29. 90. 86. . 101

San Antonio have won the first two meetings against Minnesota. Spurs are averaging 105 points per game while holding the Timberwolves to just 85.

Next: San Antonio Spurs vs Minnesota Timberwolves: Game Preview

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