The Minnesota Timberwolves look for a second consecutive victory on Monday when they visit the San Antonio Spurs. Minnesota is third in the Northwest division at 39-30 and four games behind the first-place Utah Jazz. Minnesota defeated the Miami Heat 113-104, in Miami on Saturday. The Timberwolves were led in scoring by Jaylen Nowell with 16 points. The victory was Minnesota's seventh in its last eight.
Karl-Anthony Towns is the leading scorer and rebounder for Minnesota with averages of 24.4 points and 9.8 rebounds per game, while D'Angelo Russell is the leader in assists with an average of 7.1 assists per game. Anthony Edwards is the second-leading scorer with an average of 21.3 points per game and is one of four players for Minnesota averaging double-figures in scoring. The Timberwolves are scoring an average of 114.6 points per game.
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San Antonio looks to bounce back from a loss when hosting Minnesota on Monday. The Spurs are fourth in the Southwest Division at 26-42 and 20 games behind the first-place Memphis Grizzlies. San Antonio was defeated by the Indiana Pacers 119-108 on Saturday. The leading scorer for San Antonio was Jock Landale with 26 points. The Spurs shot only 41.2%. San Antonio has lost six of its last eight.
Dejounte Murray is leading San Antonio in scoring and assists with averages of 20.7 points and 9.3 assists per game, while Jakob Poeltl is the leading rebounder with an average of 9.1 rebounds per game. Keldon Johnson is the second-leading scorer with an average of 16.0 points per game and is one of six players for San Antonio averaging double-figures in scoring. As a team, the Spurs are scoring an average of 112.6 points per game.