Through 3 Quarters
Down four at the end of last quarter, the Washington Wizards have now snagged the lead. a victory is still up for grabs for either squad after three quarters, but they are up 91-88 over the Minnesota Timberwolves
The Wizards have enjoyed the tag-team combination of center Montrezl Harrell and center Daniel Gafford. The former has 22 points along with five rebounds, while the latter has 16 points in addition to seven boards and two blocks. A double-double would be Gafford's third in a row. Harrell does need to be careful, however, as he is in foul trouble with four.
Minnesota has been relying on the performance of center Karl-Anthony Towns, who has dropped a double-double on 32 points and ten rebounds. Those points put Towns near his season high of 35.
Minnesota hasn't lost 100% of the games in which they were down heading into the final period this season, so a win here would be refreshing.
Minnesota @ Washington
Current Records: Minnesota 11-10; Washington 13-8
What to Know
The Minnesota Timberwolves haven't won a matchup against the Washington Wizards since Nov. 2 of 2019, but they'll be looking to end the drought Wednesday. They will face off against one another at 7 p.m. ET at Capital One Arena. The Timberwolves should still be feeling good after a victory, while Washington will be looking to regain their footing.
Minnesota came out on top in a nail-biter against the Indiana Pacers on Monday, sneaking past 100-98. Point guard D'Angelo Russell was the offensive standout of the contest for Minnesota, almost dropping a triple-double on 21 points, 11 dimes, and eight rebounds.
Meanwhile, the game between Washington and the San Antonio Spurs on Monday was not particularly close, with Washington falling 116-99. The top scorers for the Wizards were shooting guard Bradley Beal (18 points), small forward Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (17 points), and point guard Spencer Dinwiddie (16 points).
The Timberwolves are expected to lose this next one by 3.5. Those playing the odds have seen things go back and forth with Minnesota, who are 10-11 against the spread.
Washington's loss took them down to 13-8 while Minnesota's win pulled them up to 11-10. A win for Washington would reverse both their bad luck and Minnesota's good luck. We'll see if Washington manages to pull off that tough task or if Minnesota keeps their momentum going instead.
How To Watch
- When: Wednesday at 7 p.m. ET
- Where: Capital One Arena -- Washington, District of Columbia
- TV: Bally Sports - North
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $9.70
The Wizards are a 3.5-point favorite against the Timberwolves, according to the latest NBA odds.
The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 3.5-point spread, and stayed right there.
Washington have won seven out of their last 12 games against Minnesota.
- Feb 27, 2021 - Washington 128 vs. Minnesota 112
- Jan 01, 2021 - Washington 130 vs. Minnesota 109
- Nov 15, 2019 - Washington 137 vs. Minnesota 116
- Nov 02, 2019 - Minnesota 131 vs. Washington 109
- Mar 09, 2019 - Minnesota 135 vs. Washington 130
- Mar 03, 2019 - Washington 135 vs. Minnesota 121
- Mar 13, 2018 - Minnesota 116 vs. Washington 111
- Nov 28, 2017 - Washington 92 vs. Minnesota 89
- Mar 13, 2017 - Minnesota 119 vs. Washington 104
- Jan 06, 2017 - Washington 112 vs. Minnesota 105
- Mar 25, 2016 - Minnesota 132 vs. Washington 129
- Mar 02, 2016 - Washington 104 vs. Minnesota 98
Injury Report for Washington
- Aaron Holiday: Out (Illness)
- Rui Hachimura: Out (Personal)
- Isaiah Todd: Out (Toe)
- Thomas Bryant: Out (Knee)
Injury Report for Minnesota
- Jaden McDaniels: Out (Illness)
- Patrick Beverley: Out (Groin)