OKC Thunder (9-4, 4-3 home) vs. Minnesota Timberwolves (4-10, 1-7 road)
Offensive Rating: Thunder – 108.3 (10th), Timberwolves – 101.1 (29th)
Defensive Rating: Thunder – 108.9 (20th), Timberwolves – 110.5 (28th)
Pace: Thunder – 92.8 (16th), Timberwolves – 99.5 (1st)
View from the enemy: A Wolf Among Wolves
No reason to lose this one. At home against an inferior opponent, this should be a “take care of business and wipe your hands off with six minutes left in the fourth” type of game.
The Wolves can play a bit though with Kevin Love obviously playing fantastically inside and Michael Beasley scoring the ball really well. They aren’t total pushovers, but they don’t defend. They just try and score to stay alive in the fourth. So if OKC plays quality defense and runs the offense efficiently, it should be able to cruise to a win.
Tip at 7:00. Go Oklahoma City Basketball Thunder.