On Wednesday night, the Washington Wizards (7-35) will aim to break a strong Minnesota Timberwolves roster (30-13). Despite Karl-Anthony Towns‘ impressive performance of scoring a franchise record 62 points against the Hornets, the Timberwolves suffered defeats against the Thunder and Hornets on the road. Meanwhile, the Wizards have been heavily struggling, losing their last 4 games, including a 113-104 defeat against the Denver Nuggets last Sunday. Currently, the Wizards hold the 2nd worst record in the Eastern Conference, while the Timberwolves are part of a three way tie for the top spot in the Western Conference.
The game is scheduled to start at 7 pm Eastern Time on Wednesday at the Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C.
Following their narrow defeat to Denver on Sunday, where they exceeded expectations as a massive underdog, the Washington team has had ample time to rest and recover. Therefore, fatigue will not pose a concern nor be an excuse for the Wizards. Notably, forward Kyle Kuzma showcased his skills with 17 points, 7 assists, and 6 rebounds, while point guard Tyus Jones impressively achieved a double-double with 15 points and 13 assists. Additionally, Daniel Gafford made a triumphant return after a 2 game absence due to a concussion, contributing 15 points and 7 rebounds to the team’s performance.
Minnesota has a favorable chance to mentally reset, considering that Washington has been one of the most underperforming teams in the NBA this year. In the first half of their last matchup, Towns impressively scored 44 out of his franchise record 62 points. However, despite their commanding 18 point lead, Minnesota simply couldn’t close things out.
There is a clear favorite this time around, with the Timberwolves poised for a bounce back win, which might be enough to push them into the top of their conference.
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Minnesota Timberwolves vs Washington Wizards Game Information
- Date: 01/24/2024
- Time: 07:10 PM ET
- Location: Capital One Arena, Washington, DC.
- How to Watch Timberwolves vs Wizards: TNT
- Live Stream: NBA Game Pass