Scouting Report | Wolves vs. Knicks
The Wolves are hoping to make it two wins in two days.
They are coming off a 135-130 overtime win over the Wizards on Saturday night at Target Center.
This one could be a little tougher on the second night of a back-to-back. They also could be without All-Star center Karl-Anthony Towns, who left Saturday’s game with a right knee injury. We’ll update you accordingly.
Minnesota is 31-35 on the season, 10th in the West.
The Knicks are coming off a 102-94 loss to the Kings on Saturday afternoon, so this is also a back-to-back for them. On the season, New York is 13-53, last in the East.
This is the second and final matchup between the two teams this season. The Wolves beat the Knicks 115-104 back on Feb. 22.
Rookie Keita Bates-Diop started his first-career game on Saturday night with Andrew Wiggins out with a leg contusion.
KBD was impressive, finishing with 12 points, five rebounds, two assists and a steal in nearly 37 minutes.
The second-round pick looks like a steal, much like we thought when we was picked. We’ll see if he earns start No. 2 on Sunday evening, if not, he has shown he deserves a spot in this rotation.
A Lot Of Losing
The Knicks have lost five-straight games heading into Sunday evening’s game. If the season ended today, they’d finish with the worst record in the NBA by 1.5 games.
This is a team that has struggled throughout the years, but this could be the worst season in franchise history. The previous low for wins in a season was 17 back in 2014. If the Knicks can’t muster four wins over the next month, we’ll have a new low.
Wolves: PG – Teague, SG – Okogie, SF – Wiggins, PF – Saric, C - Gibson
Knicks: PG – Smith, SG – Dotson, SF – Knox, PF – Thomas, C - Jordan