Minnesota faces Brooklyn on home slide

Brooklyn Nets (37-29, sixth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Minnesota Timberwolves (34-33, seventh in the Western Conference)

Minneapolis; Friday, 8 p.m. EST


BOTTOM LINE: Minnesota is looking to break its three-game home skid with a win over Brooklyn.

The Timberwolves have gone 20-15 in home games. Minnesota ranks seventh in the Western Conference in team defense, allowing only 115.6 points while holding opponents to 47.0% shooting.

The Nets are 18-17 in road games. Brooklyn is 18-14 in games decided by 10 points or more.

TOP PERFORMERS: Anthony Edwards is averaging 24.7 points, 5.9 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 1.7 steals for the Timberwolves. Jaden McDaniels is averaging 1.9 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Minnesota.

Mikal Bridges is averaging 18.5 points and 3.5 assists for the Nets. Joe Harris is averaging 1.5 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Brooklyn.

LAST 10 GAMES: Timberwolves: 5-5, averaging 114.7 points, 42.8 rebounds, 26.1 assists, 8.3 steals and 6.3 blocks per game while shooting 48.8% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 116.5 points per game.

Nets: 4-6, averaging 110.6 points, 39.4 rebounds, 22.5 assists, 7.8 steals and 5.4 blocks per game while shooting 44.2% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 115.4 points.

INJURIES: Timberwolves: Karl-Anthony Towns: out (calf), Jaylen Nowell: out (knee).

Nets: Royce O'Neale: out (knee), Ben Simmons: out (knee), Nic Claxton: out (thumb), Spencer Dinwiddie: out (rest), Cameron Johnson: out (knee).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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