Preview: Wolves at Blazers
The Minnesota Timberwolves (2-5) look to snap their five-game losing streak as they take on the Portland Trail Blazers (3-4) at Moda Center on Thursday night.
On Tuesday, Minnesota wrapped up a home-and-home series against the Denver Nuggets, where they fell 123-116. Timberwolves guard D’Angelo Russell led the team with 33 points along with 11 assists, and Juancho Hernangómez had a season-high 25 points, just two points behind his career-high of 27. The 6-9 forward shot an impressive 5-8 from the arc and tallied eight rebounds in the game.
Portland is currently on a two-game losing streak, most recently falling to the Chicago Bulls, 111-108. Trail Blazers guards CJ McCollum and Damian Lillard led their team with a combined 50 points.
Minnesota will see a familiar face sporting a Portland jersey on the court tonight – Robert Covington. Covington was acquired by the Trail Blazers in a trade with the Houston Rockets on November 22, 2020.
This is the Timberwolves’ last away game before a four-game home stretch starting on Saturday.
What: Wolves at Blazers
When: 9pm CT, Thursday, January 7th
Where: Moda Center
Watch: Fox Sports North
Listen: 830 WCCO
Current Injury Report:
Wolves: Josh Okogie (Left Hamstring Strain) and Karl-Anthony Towns (Left Perilunate Sublaxtion) are OUT.
Wolves: G – Russell, G – Beasley, F – Davis, F – Jarrett Culver, C – Juancho Hernangómez
Blazers: G – Lillard, G – McCollum, F – Covington, F – Jones Jr., C – Nurkic