Portland visits Minnesota after overtime win against Memphis

Mon, Mar 4, 2024
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Portland visits Minnesota after overtime win against Memphis

Portland Trail Blazers (17-42, 14th in the Western Conference) vs. Minnesota Timberwolves (42-19, second in the Western Conference)

Minneapolis; Monday, 8 p.m. EST

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NBA LINE: Timberwolves -14; over/under is 211.5

BOTTOM LINE: Portland visits the Minnesota Timberwolves after the Trail Blazers took down the Memphis Grizzlies 107-100 in overtime.

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The Timberwolves have gone 29-10 against Western Conference teams. Minnesota leads the league allowing only 106.3 points per game while holding opponents to 44.4% shooting.

The Trail Blazers are 8-32 in conference play. Portland gives up 115.6 points to opponents and has been outscored by 8.1 points per game.

The Timberwolves are shooting 48.6% from the field this season, 0.7 percentage points lower than the 49.3% the Trail Blazers allow to opponents. The Trail Blazers are shooting 43.9% from the field, 0.5% lower than the 44.4% the Timberwolves' opponents have shot this season.

The teams meet for the fourth time this season. The Timberwolves won 128-91 in the last matchup on Feb. 16.

TOP PERFORMERS: Anthony Edwards is scoring 26.3 points per game with 5.2 rebounds and 5.1 assists for the Timberwolves. Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 17.9 points and 7.1 rebounds while shooting 45.5% over the last 10 games for Minnesota.

Anfernee Simons is shooting 42.4% and averaging 22.4 points for the Trail Blazers. Jerami Grant is averaging 1.9 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Portland.

LAST 10 GAMES: Timberwolves: 7-3, averaging 113.9 points, 46.3 rebounds, 27.0 assists, 7.5 steals and 7.0 blocks per game while shooting 47.7% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 102.2 points per game.

Trail Blazers: 2-8, averaging 102.6 points, 43.8 rebounds, 23.8 assists, 8.7 steals and 4.3 blocks per game while shooting 43.3% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 110.0 points.

INJURIES: Timberwolves: Jaylen Clark: out (achilles).

Trail Blazers: Jerami Grant: day to day (quad), Deandre Ayton: day to day (hand), Malcolm Brogdon: out (elbow), Scoot Henderson: out (abductor), Robert Williams III: out for season (knee), Matisse Thybulle: day to day (hip), Shaedon Sharpe: out (abdominal).

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

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