Wolves (6-7) vs. Clippers (8-6)- 9:30 PM Staples Center
The Timberwolves finish their four game road trip tonight as they battle the Clippers. Following their win over Sacramento last night, the Wolves look to begin a winning streak after losing five straight. The Clippers have run into tough times recently, losing four straight heading into the contest tonight.
The Wolves have a recent history of allowing big nights to opposing guards. Battling one of the best in NBA, Chris Paul will be a tall order.
Matchup to watch:
When two superstars battle, it is must see tv. Both Kevin Love and Blake Griffin will provide the main event but will likely see the game decided at the post position. That said, Love is coming off his 23 point, 24 rebound performance and will play his fifth game in seven days since returning a week ago.
Known for his defensive prowess, Andrei Kirilenko hasn't disappointed. His block of DeMarcus Cousins late in the game last night preserved the win over the Kings. His 24 blocks is 14th overall in the NBA.
Ricky Rubio is in Veil Colorado visiting doctors to get his final release to play. If cleared, Rubio will likely resume practicing later this week.
|G||Luke Ridnour||Chris Paul
|G||Malcom Lee||Willie Green
|F||Andrei Kirilenko||Caron Butler
|F||Kevin Love||Blake Griffin
|C||Nikola Pekovic||DeAndre Jordan