Brooklyn plays Minnesota, looks to end home losing streak

Thu, Jan 25, 2024
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Brooklyn plays Minnesota, looks to end home losing streak

Minnesota Timberwolves (31-13, second in the Western Conference) vs. Brooklyn Nets (17-26, 11th in the Eastern Conference)

New York; Thursday, 7:30 p.m. EST

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NBA LINE: Timberwolves -4.5; over/under is 219

BOTTOM LINE: Brooklyn is looking to end its three-game home skid with a victory against Minnesota.

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The Nets have gone 10-11 at home. Brooklyn allows 115.6 points to opponents and has been outscored by 1.7 points per game.

The Timberwolves are 14-9 on the road. Minnesota has a 4-2 record in one-possession games.

The Nets are shooting 45.8% from the field this season, 1.1 percentage points higher than the 44.7% the Timberwolves allow to opponents. The Timberwolves are shooting 48.7% from the field, 2.1% higher than the 46.6% the Nets' opponents have shot this season.

TOP PERFORMERS: Mikal Bridges is scoring 21.7 points per game with 5.2 rebounds and 3.8 assists for the Nets. Cameron Thomas is averaging 15.6 points and 2.1 rebounds while shooting 40.7% over the last 10 games for Brooklyn.

Anthony Edwards is averaging 25.8 points, 5.3 rebounds and 5.2 assists for the Timberwolves. Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 26.6 points, 7.8 rebounds and 3.1 assists over the past 10 games for Minnesota.

LAST 10 GAMES: Nets: 2-8, averaging 108.4 points, 42.9 rebounds, 26.6 assists, 8.0 steals and 5.0 blocks per game while shooting 44.1% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 113.0 points per game.

Timberwolves: 6-4, averaging 114.8 points, 44.7 rebounds, 28.2 assists, 7.1 steals and 5.3 blocks per game while shooting 49.3% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 108.9 points.

INJURIES: Nets: Dariq Whitehead: out indefinitely (foot), Day'Ron Sharpe: out (knee), Cameron Johnson: day to day (shoulder), Ben Simmons: out (back).

Timberwolves: Jaylen Clark: out (achilles), Mike Conley: out (illness).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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