On Tuesday night, the Oklahoma City Thunder take on the Minnesota Timberwolves to break up a mini-home stand. The OKC Thunder saw their six-game winning streak snapped against the 76ers on Saturday but now head to Chet Holmgren’s hometown for their first clash with a divisional foe.
The Timberwolves are 12-4, owning the best record in the Western Conference, a game up on the 11-5 Thunder, who sit as the second seed in the conference. Each side is 8-2 in their last ten contests and is looking for a leg up in the division.
Chet Holmgren is playing a massive part in the hot start for the OKC Thunder, climbing the ranks to be tabbed as the best rookie in the NBA in the latest Rookie Ladder.
OKC Thunder face off with the Minnesota Timberwolves as Chet Holmgren is excited to return home for this tilt.
In this game against Minnesota, Chet Holmgren will return to his hometown. Holmgren, from Minneapolis, is “100 percent” excited for this matchup. “It is special to be able to play at home; I am going to see a lot of friends and family, excited to see a lot of them.” the OKC big man told Thunderous Intentions.
A season ago, when Chet Holmgren suffered a Lisfranc Fracture that knocked out his season, Holmgren was supposed to debut in his hometown. Over a year later, he finally gets that long-awaited date with his old stomping grounds.
Along with Chet Holmgren returning to his backyard, the OKC Thunder will see Jalen Williams return from injury. After missing the last three games with hip soreness, Williams is back in action for this game in Minnesota.
This will be a battle between two Western Conference titans, with the Timberwolves owning a 7-1 record in the Target Center, but the OKC Thunder own a 6-1 record on the road. Something has to give in this matchup.