Minnesota plays Charlotte on 3-game win streak

Fri, Dec 1, 2023
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Minnesota plays Charlotte on 3-game win streak

Minnesota Timberwolves (14-4, first in the Western Conference) vs. Charlotte Hornets (6-11, 12th in the Eastern Conference)

Charlotte, North Carolina; Saturday, 5 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Minnesota is looking to extend its three-game win streak with a victory against Charlotte.

The Hornets are 3-6 on their home court. Charlotte is 4-7 against opponents with a winning record.

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The Timberwolves have gone 5-3 away from home. Minnesota is sixth in the Western Conference scoring 49.4 points per game in the paint led by Karl-Anthony Towns averaging 10.2.

The Hornets' 11.4 made 3-pointers per game this season are just 0.2 fewer made shots on average than the 11.6 per game the Timberwolves allow. The Timberwolves are shooting 48.2% from the field, 0.9% lower than the 49.1% the Hornets' opponents have shot this season.

TOP PERFORMERS: Mark Williams is averaging 13.4 points and 10.3 rebounds for the Hornets. Miles Bridges is averaging 14.2 points over the last 10 games for Charlotte.

Mike Conley is shooting 44.4% and averaging 10.2 points for the Timberwolves. Towns is averaging 2.2 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Minnesota.

LAST 10 GAMES: Hornets: 4-6, averaging 111.8 points, 45.1 rebounds, 25.4 assists, 6.6 steals and 4.2 blocks per game while shooting 46.2% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 121.4 points per game.

Timberwolves: 8-2, averaging 112.2 points, 43.3 rebounds, 25.8 assists, 7.5 steals and 6.8 blocks per game while shooting 47.8% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 107.7 points.

INJURIES: Hornets: Nick Richards: out (concussion), Frank Ntilikina: out (leg), Brandon Miller: out (ankle), LaMelo Ball: out (ankle), Cody Martin: out (knee).

Timberwolves: Jordan McLaughlin: out (knee), Jaylen Clark: out (achilles), Anthony Edwards: out (hip), Jaden McDaniels: out (ankle).

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

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