Official Game #45 Thread


Tonight the Timberwolves take on Milwaukee. The Bucks have won 3 straight at home and the Wolves have lost 6 in a row on the road. Coming into the game the Bucks are averaging 97.95ppg while their opponents are scoring 99.36. The Wolves are averaging 96.93ppg while surrendering 106.13 a game. This will be a matchup of the #3 (Minnesota) and #7 (Milwaukee) rebounding teams. The matchups to keep an eye on will be Big Al vs. Andrew Bogut and Jonny Flynn vs. B. Jennings. The matchup the Wolves need to take advantage of is Love vs. Moute. Here are the lineups:

Bucks

PG Brandon Jennings 17.9ppg 6.1ast

SG Charlie Bell  7.5ppg 2.1rpg

SF Carlos Delfino 9.2ppg 4.7rpg

PF Luc Richard Mbah a Moute 6.5ppg 4.8rpg

C Andrew Bogut 15.6ppg 10.3rpg

Timberwolves

PG Jonny Flynn 14.3ppg  4.1apg

SG Corey Brewer 12.8ppg 4.0rpg

SF Damien Wilkins 6.4ppg 3.7rpg

PF Kevin Love 15.1ppg 12.2rpg

C Al Jefferson 18.4ppg 9.7rpg

Let’s go Wolves!

  • Jason

    Derrick:

    In your preview, you mention that MIN is 3rd in rebounding. And though that is technically correct, I believe that rebounding percentage and plus/minus is a better indicator. They are 10th and 11th in those stats. Will those get better? Of course. They were 8th in those last year with Jefferson missing a third of the year. So if love stays healthy the rest of the way and Brewer continues to improve, they may end up 6th or 7th in those two stats.

  • http://dunkingwithwolves.com dwill82

    Very good point Jason.

    Not a very good showing in the first quarter so far. I didn’t really like seeing both Big Al and Love being pulled out (at the same time) so early. To me you have to get off to a good start and you aren’t going to do so without either of them. Highlight of the quarter (for the Wolves anyway) was Flynn breaking Bogut’s ankles……to bad he had no points to show for it.