The Hawks have lost two straight and six of their last seven games. Atlanta had its game at Phoenix postponed on Jan. 11 because of COVID-19 concerns with the Suns. The Timberwolves have lost eight of their last nine.
Minnesota Timberwolves (3-8, 15th in the Western Conference) vs. Atlanta Hawks (5-7, ninth in the Eastern Conference) Atlanta; Monday, 2:30 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Minnesota hits the road against Atlanta looking to stop its four-game road slide. Atlanta finished 20-47 overall during the 2019-20 season while going 14-20 at home. The Hawks averaged 111.8 points per game while allowing opponents to score 119.7 last season. Minnesota went 9-30 in Western Conference action and 11-21 on the road during the 2019-20 season. The Timberwolves shot 44.1% from the field and 33.6% from 3-point range last season. The teams match up Monday for the first time this season. INJURIES: Hawks: Kris Dunn: out (right ankle), Cameron Reddish: day to day (knee), Bogdan Bogdanovic: out (knee), Trae Young: day to day (back), Danilo Gallinari: out (ankle). Timberwolves: Karl-Anthony Towns: out (health protocols), Juancho Hernangomez: out (health and safety protocols), Josh Okogie: day to day (hamstring), Jake Layman: out (personal), Ricky Rubio: out (health and safety protocols). ___ The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar. The Associated Press
Damian Lillard scored 36 points and the Portland Trail Blazers rebounded from a first-half deficit to beat the Atlanta Hawks 112-106 on Saturday night. Enes Kanter added 12 points, 15 rebounds and five blocks for the Blazers, who have won five of their last six. ''I think we should be proud of ourselves and the effort that we had in the second half,'' Lillard said.