Sitting at 18-5, the Minnesota Timberwolves are about to play the Indiana Pacers, who are coming off of a game on Friday night where they lost to the Washington Wizards. So, this game for the Pacers, who were the runner-ups in the In-Season Tournament final, is a back-to-back, which is never easy.
The Pacers are a very good team, just like the Timberwolves; however, the Wolves are much more loaded, which is a difference-maker, especially when you factor in some news we could see before the game tips off. The Pacers have a superstar in Tyrese Haliburton, who is probably having an MVP-caliber season up to this point.
Haliburton is one of the best guards in this league, as is Anthony Edwards. The two of them are the future of this league, and both guys could be argued as top-10 players in the league this year. So, that would make this game, and this matchup, one that can't miss TV, right?
Well, that would be the case if it was a guarantee that both players were playing, but it isn't. Yes, you read that right; we may see these two teams play without each of their best players, as both guys made their team's injury reports before the matchup.
"I'm fine; I'm just banged up a little bit. There was a little wet spot on the floor. I landed on my hip, but Bilal and I went knee to knee, so I'm just a little sore right now," Haliburton said via Dustin Dopirak of the Indianapolis Star.
Haliburton is listed as questionable on the Pacers' injury report against the Timberwolves on Saturday night, while Edwards is listed as questionable with a hip pointer. You obviously hope the two of them play, as the game can be very entertaining with both playing.