Minnesota hosts Detroit, aims for 50th win of season

Tue, Mar 26, 2024
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Minnesota hosts Detroit, aims for 50th win of season

Detroit Pistons (12-60, 15th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Minnesota Timberwolves (49-22, third in the Western Conference)

Minneapolis; Wednesday, 8 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Minnesota will look for its 50th victory of the season when the Timberwolves play the Detroit Pistons.

The Timberwolves have gone 25-9 at home. Minnesota is fifth in the league with 34.5 defensive rebounds per game led by Rudy Gobert averaging 9.2.

The Pistons have gone 5-29 away from home. Detroit has a 1-6 record in games decided by less than 4 points.

The Timberwolves are shooting 48.4% from the field this season, 0.7 percentage points lower than the 49.1% the Pistons allow to opponents. The Pistons are shooting 46.7% from the field, 1.9% higher than the 44.8% the Timberwolves' opponents have shot this season.

The teams square off for the second time this season. The Timberwolves won the last matchup 124-117 on Jan. 18, with Anthony Edwards scoring 27 points in the victory.

TOP PERFORMERS: Edwards is averaging 26.5 points, 5.5 rebounds and 5.1 assists for the Timberwolves. Naz Reid is averaging 16.7 points and 5.9 rebounds over the past 10 games.

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Cade Cunningham is scoring 22.1 points per game and averaging 4.3 rebounds for the Pistons. Marcus Sasser is averaging 1.4 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Timberwolves: 7-3, averaging 112.6 points, 42.5 rebounds, 26.9 assists, 8.7 steals and 6.2 blocks per game while shooting 47.1% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 107.8 points per game.

Pistons: 2-8, averaging 104.6 points, 47.1 rebounds, 24.2 assists, 6.2 steals and 4.0 blocks per game while shooting 44.0% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 116.3 points.

INJURIES: Timberwolves: Jaylen Clark: out (achilles), Karl-Anthony Towns: out (knee).

Pistons: Cade Cunningham: day to day (knee), Stanley Umude: day to day (ankle), Ausar Thompson: out for season (illness), Isaiah Stewart: out for season (hamstring), Simone Fontecchio: day to day (toe), Quentin Grimes: day to day (knee), Taj Gibson: day to day (hamstring), Jalen Duren: day to day (back).

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

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