Tonight, Karl-Anthony Towns and the Minnesota Timberwolves will be visiting the Mile High City and play the Nuggets for the second time this season. On November 3rd, the Nuggets beat the Timberwolves at the Target Center 102-99. Wilson Chandler and Danilo Gallinari led the Nuggets with 19 points a piece to win the game. In the first half of that game, the Nuggets overcame a 15 point deficit in the first half.
Tonight, we face the Timberwolves once more on our home court. The last game that we played at home was Friday’s loss to the Hawks, 109-108, where we blew an 8 point lead in the final 1:43 of the game.
The Nuggets need to come into tonight’s game not just playing defense (one of their major weaknesses), but it needs to be a strong, smart defense. We, particularly the Joker, can NOT get into foul trouble—Nikola Jokic has had an issue over the last few games when it comes to making unnecessary fouls.
The Timberwolves are coming to the Mile High City winning 4 of their last 6 games, while the Nuggets are returning home breaking even at 5-5. The Nuggets are currently averaging 107.5 points per game while the T-wolves are averaging 103.8 points per game. The stats for both teams are very similar. The FG % for the Nuggets is 44.8 while it is 45.3% for the Timberwolves. The Nuggets have the advantage in assists and rebounds while the Timberwolves carry the advantage in FG %, blocks per game, and steals per game.
Keys to a Nuggets Victory:
- DEFENSE, DEFENSE, DEFENSE
- Nuggets need to play a STRONG defense
- Smart defense
- Strong offense
- Attack the paint
- Shoot smart when shooting perimeter shots
- Out-rebound the Timberwolves on both ends of the court
Nuggets: No known injuries
Timberwolves: No known injuries
What are your thoughts on tonight’s game? What do you think that the Nuggets need to do to win?
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