OKC Thunder look to bounce back against Timberwolves: game preview

OKC Thunder Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (Photo by Zach Beeker/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Projected Line-ups:

OKC Thunder Starters:

Point Guard: Chris Paul
Shooting Guard: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
Small Forward: Terrance Ferguson
Power Forward: Danilo Gallinari
Center: Steven Adams

OKC Thunder Bench:

Point Guard: Dennis Schroder.
Shooting Guard: Deonte BurtonHamidou Diallo
Small Forward: Abdel Nader, Darius Bazley
Power Forward: Mike Muscala
Center: *Nerlens NoelJustin Patton

Injury notes:

  • *Nerlens Noel was out Saturday due to his sprained ankle and is questionable to play.
  • Andre Roberson continues his rehab away from the team.

Minnesota Timberwolves Starters:

Point Guard: Shabazz Napier
Shooting Guard: Jarrett Culver
Small Forward: Andrew Wiggins
Power Forward: Robert Covington
Center: Gorgui Dieng

Minnesota Timberwolves Bench:

Point Guard: Jeff Teague
Shooting Guard: Josh OkogieTreveon Graham
Small Forward: Keita Bates-Diop
Power Forward: Jordan Bell, Noah Vonleh
Center: Naz Reid

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Injury notes:

  • Karl-Anthony Towns was out on Saturday in Houston and remains questionable with a left knee sprain.
  • Jake Layman was also out against Houston and remains questionable with a left toe sprain.

Game Specifics

The Venue: Target Center

Tipoff:  8:00 PM ET  | 7:00 PM CT

TV: FS Oklahoma

Radio: WWLS 98.1 FM OKC


The teams have played each other 44 times before being named with the OKC Thunder holding a 31-13 advantage. The Timberwolves won three of their four matches against the Thunder last season but OKC won their first meeting this season 139-127 on December 6th.

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Enjoy the game and check back after for player grades and takeaways.